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Garrett College, FSU Team Up to Present Women’s History Monologues

Garrett College and Frostburg State University will present "Making Waves, Making History: Women's History Monologues," on Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in FSU’s F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre. Garrett College's Psychology of Women class will also present the program on Wednesday, March 28, at 11:45 a.m. as part of GC’s Multicultural Co-curricular Program. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Such feminist luminaries as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gloria Steinem, Alice Paul, Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony and Margaret Sanger will be represented. Coordinator Terry Kasecamp, a Garrett College professor of psychology, works with students from her Psychology of Women class and other interested individuals to create a program honoring the historical contributions of women, past to present. Kasecamp’s primary goal is to promote the idea that men and women should be equally valued.

“It is important to recognize that much of the suffering in the world can be directly attributed to the dominance of a patriarchal social structure for thousands of years -- that is to overvalue masculine qualities and to devalue those human qualities that are considered feminine: nurturance, cooperation, compassion, interdependence and wisdom,” Kasecamp said. “By honoring the contributions made by women we ultimately work toward restoring balance between men and women. The focus of the women’s movement has always been and will always be to create an egalitarian society, so that we, men and women, might take better care of our world, better care of each other and most importantly . . . better care of our children.”

Garrett students participating in the March 13 program at FSU include Anita Rhodes as Susan B. Anthony, Breanna Eckley as Margaret Sanger, Lauren Jolles as Alice Paul; international student Unathi Mathai as Miriam Makeba and Hannah Watkins as Gloria Steinem. From FSU will be students Emily Hager as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amanda Harding as Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and FSU Diversity Center Director Robin Wynder as Rosa Parks. The March 28 program at GC will be similar, but with some different actors.

The program at FSU is jointly sponsored by the FSU Women Studies minor and the Garrett College Multicultural Co-curricular program and the Psychology of Women class.

For more information, contact Kasecamp at 301-387-3005.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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