Central Square Theater
Missed it the first time? Don't worry! You have ONE MORE CHANCE to catch Dr. Billie Jean Young's moving performance of "This Little Light", followed by our Women's Vote Centennial Panel: A Historical Perspective.
Tune in tomorrow at 7pm, here or on our YouTube channel, as we kick off our #ActUpandVote Virtual Week! ... See more
Join us Sunday, October 25th at 7pm for Dr. Billie Jean Young's "This Little Light" & Women's Vote Centennial Panel.
BILLIE JEAN YOUNG’s performance in Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light is an amazingly apt portrayal of the Mississippi civil and voting rights activist of the same name. Young effortlessly captures Hamer’s dialect, personality, oratorical skills, physical movement, even her bodily limp, and serves as a poignant reminder to those who remember. Through the several other characters depicted in the one-woman show, audiences, young and old, are also thrust front and center into the fray, the dangers, the turmoil of the 60’s fight for citizenship. After over 800 live stage performances on four continents, Billie Jean Young allowed this film version during the 2020 pandemic and civil rights and voting rights crises so that after 38 years, her original goal of taking Mrs. Hamer’s message to the world continues.
In Partnership with City of Cambridge Citizens’ Committee on Civic Unity and YWCA Cambridge
Followed by our Women's Vote Centennial Panel with Eva Martin Blythe (moderator), Dr. Billie Jean Young, Denise Simmons, and Janet Moses
Join experts and Youth Underground as we explore the impact of the women’s suffrage movement, particularly for communities of color.
Funded in part by the Cambridge Arts Council and by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. ... See more