A Conversation About Women and Resistance

A Conversation About Women and Resistance

Monday, April 1, 2013 . 7:30PM
Sheri Parks
Sheri Parks photo by Alison Harbaugh
Principal People: 

Choreographer and dancer Nora Chipaumire

UMD Professor of American Studies Sheri Parks

DC Poets Against the War and Split This Rock Sarah Browning

The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies Fatemeh Keshavarz

Moderator Kojo Nnamdi

Event Attributes

Nora Chipaumire’s Miriam is a deeply personal dance-theatre performance that looks closely at the tensions women face between public expectations and private desires; between selflessness and ambition; and between the perfection and sacrifice of the feminine ideal.

Join Chipaumire along with Sheri Parks, UMD American Studies professor; Fatemeh Keshavarz, The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies; and Sarah Browning, director of DC Poets Against the War and Split This Rock.

They will discuss these and other complexities experienced by women who choose and/or are destined to lead a life of protest and resistance.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
This tour of Nora Chipaumire is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

New England Foundation for the Arts
The presentation of Miriam was also made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.