'Voices for Change' highlights women's equality

"Voices for Change" is a two-part video celebration of the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. Coordinated by Janine Hawley, who teaches voice in the School of Drama, the project seeks to celebrate the unity of all women+ identifying persons.

“Part 1: Voices for Change 2020”

This film documents interviews with women and those identifying as women at the Hawley House, a substance abuse recovery facility, the Bethesda Center for the Homeless and the Winston-Salem community. Women from many walks of life share their experiences with the voting process, women’s role in society and the continued fight for women’s rights. 

“Part 2: Voices for Change 1920”

The second film shows a three-part women’s choral performance of suffragette Lola Ridge’s 1918 poem “To the Others,” set to an original composition by high school Music student Ash Paris-Carter. The student and faculty performers self-recorded the song from remote locations.

School of Filmmaking alumnae supported the project: Kaitlyn Ali as editor and Gabrielle Walden as sound engineer.

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August 26, 2020