Hear My Voice – A Living Voices Performance
January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
One event on January 31, 2022 at 1:00 pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center is pleased to welcome the remarkable talent of Living Voices (part of TheatreWorks USA) on Monday, January 31, 2022 to perform “Hear My Voice” in our Cappa Theatre. This live, interactive performance will take the audience on an immersive journey through the incredible story of how women secured the right to vote in the United States. Discover the struggles that finally won half of America’s citizens a voice in their own government, as told by Jessie Barclay, a young fictional activist dedicated to women’s suffrage in the early 1900s. Performing as Jessie, the Living Voices actress will guide the audience on a decades long path of women who spoke up and took action to demand the right to vote for women.
The program will begin with an overview of relevant historical facts during the early years of the women’s suffrage movement to establish a collective understanding of that period in history. Educators are encouraged to click on this Study Guide to prepare students in advance. The curriculum connections include: civil rights, U.S. History, civics/government, women’s history, literature, theater, drama, media, television and film. The performances also address the following Common Core Standards: Literacy in History/Social Studies/Speaking & Listening/Reading.
The actor’s performance will follow a factual presentation and include documentary video footage from events that occurred during the women’s suffrage movement. Following the theatrical performance, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions. The one-hour event is free, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating capacity. Please note, the Jackson Center will be following all CDC health and safety guidelines in effect at the time of the performance.
This event was made possible, in part, through the generosity of our donors and Whirley Industries, Inc.