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WHM – Not Content on the Sidelines: Judith Sargent Murray’s courage, faith, and action, via Zoom
March 4 @ 6:30 pm
The Actors Studio of Newburyport’s Women’s HERstory Month committee is delighted to announce its celebratory program for this year’s Women’s History Month. “We have assembled an incredible suite of inspiring stories and performances,” says Camille Garro, (WHM Committee Chair). “It’s a melding of dance, theater, music and film, celebrating women and their myriad accomplishments and contributions today and throughout history. The year’s participants include: Custom House Maritime Museum, The Dance Place, The Firehouse Center for the Arts, the Museum of Old Newbury, People’s United Methodists Church and The Screening Room. Please join us for a month of very special events and performances.”
Description: In an illustrated talk and with excerpts from Murray’s writing, Bonnie Hurd Smith brings to life the 18th-century essayist, playwright, letter writer, and Universalist from Gloucester who championed women’s equality and female education during the early days of the New Republic.
Bio: Bonnie Hurd Smith has been writing, speaking, and preaching about Judith Sargent Murray for 25 years, since stepping down as president of the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester. Her books on Murray include: The Letters I Left Behind, Letters of Loss and Love, Mingling Souls Upon Paper, and We Believe in You: 12 Stories of courage, faith, and action from American women’s history. She is currently editing Murray’s letters for publication.
Venue: This is a Zoom event
When: Friday, March 4, 6:30pm