Vegas City Opera presents three new pieces for our Voices of Women Concert Series. Dr. Hodges & Dr. Lister will re-envision and adapt the three pieces for the stage, with in-depth research into characters that influenced our Nation and Nevada.
The Women of the Black Panthers
February 20, 2021 @7:30PM: Summerlin Library
February 28, 2021 @3PM: West Las Vegas Library
Women with Drive
March 13th, 2021 @3PM: Summerlin Library
Harriet Tubman: Conductor of Freedom
Juneteenth: June 19, 2021 @3PM: Summerlin Library
The Women of the Black Panthers, by Dr. Richard L. Hodges
“The study of Black Power doesn’t just fill holes in the scholarly literature; it fills holes in the tapestry of the American past” This concert will bring to life, an organization that changed the tapestry of American race relations. It will also illuminate how Panther women transformed the organization and how the Party and its dynamic women members and gender frameworks offer a roadmap for a new generation of historians, activists, and revolution. Through story-telling and song.
Women With Drive, by Dr. Linda Lister & Ginger Land van-Buuren
This concert will feature music and story-telling inspired by Astronaut Sally K. Ride, and NASA astronaut, Mae Jemison the first women in space, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Sonia Maria Sotomayor as the first woman and Hispanic/Latin woman to be appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s groundbreaking gender rights reform and her love of opera will also unfold as well as insights to the story of Danica Patrick the first female racecar driver.
Juneteenth with Harriet Tubman, by Dr. Richard L. Hodges
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. This concert will bring her and the Underground Railroad to life through story-telling and music.
This series is made possible by our sponsor:
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose political candidates and does not work directly with any political party. We do engage in voter registration, provide our community with candidate guides and other civics information, and advocate for good governance, healthy communities, and individual civil rights.