Commemorating the 19th Amendment
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Music and Social Revolution: Transforming the American Spirit
Music and social revolution often go hand-in-hand. Protest music in the United States dates back to at least the eighteenth century and colonial period where times of oppression and social unease was often translated into song. Marguerite Mullée, a well-known local conductor, singer, and lecturer will lead a presentation on protest music in recent history. In this lecture, we will examine the association between folk music and social activism, beginning in the early 1900’s and continuing into the 1970’s. Workers’ rights, civil rights, anti-war protests, women’s rights – all these movements had their own music that united the brave men and women who risked their livelihoods (and even violence) to bring about a more equal and fair society. Exploring our past history of protests and demands for social change can make us more aware of the challenges that still face us as we continue to strive for equality for all.
Sunday, August 23 @ 2 pm
GML and the Washington Town Democratic Committee are pleased to welcome Historian Mark Albertson to lead a discussion on the Suffragette Movement in it’s centennial year.
Going back to school will look different this year but the college application process is likely to remain as daunting as ever. Join us via Zoom as we welcome Priyanka Shingala, founder of Let’s Talk College as she guides us through the college application process. Let’s Talk College offers hassle-free guidance through the various aspects of the college application process, SAT/ACT preparation, and more. Shingala will offer tips and tricks to getting started- from navigating the application cycles, to writing personal statements, to scheduling interviews with the school. Shingala believes in making the process as fun and as unique to you as possible. Come armed with questions and she will guide you through them! Priyanka Shingala is the founder of Let’s Talk College, offering guidance and proper planning at all stages of the college application process. Visit www.letstalkcollege.org to learn more.
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