Jeanne Sakata (Mo Sochua), Chastity Dotson (Hafsat Abiola), Alex Napier (Marina Pisklakova Parker), Liz Canavan (Ias nez McCormack), Marlene Forte (Annabella de Leon), Sabina Zuniga (Farida Azizi), and Sohina Sidhu (Mukhtar Mai), are featured in SEVEN: Art at Work for Human Rights and Social Justice, at the University Park Campus, Bovard Auditorium (ADM), on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 7:00pm. Admission is free. Reservations required. To RSVP, click here.
SEVEN is a collaborative documentary theatre piece written by seven award-winning women playwrights. Based on personal interviews, SEVEN tells the stories of seven incredible women from around the world who have faced risks to themselves and their families to take on human rights abuses in their countries. One of the women set up the first domestic-violence crisis center in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, even as the government denied the existence of such abuse. Another, in Pakistan, refused to remain silent after she was raped, demanding justice; she later opened a school so that young girls would no longer be victimized because of illiteracy. Still another returned to Cambodia after her parents had been killed by the Khmer Rouge to work against human trafficking. In the interwoven stories, what emerges is a connection of common purpose, determination and courage. The groundbreaking play was written by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz.
SEVEN: Art at Work for Human Rights and Social Justice
Visions and Voices
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 : 7:00pm
University Park Campus
Bovard Auditorium (ADM)