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Margaret Randall, renowned women’s rights advocate and author, to speak at Bard College at Simon’s Rock

GREAT BARRINGTON – Women’s rights advocate, author, and historian Margaret Randall will be a special guest speaker at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. A resident of Cuba for 10 years, Randall will present a talk titled “The Artist’s Voice: A Cuban Experience.” This event will take place on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m., in the Lecture Center, and will be free and open to the public.

Margaret Randall has written several books, including Sandino’s Daughters, and The Price You Pay: The Hidden Cost of Women’s Relationship to Money. She also wrote When I Look Into the Mirror and See You: Women, Terror, and Resistance, which presents the story of two Central American women – from Honduras and Costa Rica – who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and subjected to rape and torture during the 1980’s. The book explores the pain of the women, as well as their attempts at reconstructing their lives. She is the founder of the bilingual poetry journal El Corno Emplumado/The Plumed Horn, and in 2004 she was awarded PEN New Mexico’s Dorothy Doyle Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing and Human Rights Activism.

The talk will focus on modern freedom of artistic expression in Cuba. It is part of the Social Justice and Outreach Series at Simon’s Rock, which is co-sponsored by the Simon’s Rock Women’s Center. The next lecture in the series will be held on November 13, with special guest Fahima Vorgetts, who will discuss the current crisis for Afghan women and children.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.

Simon's Rock Media Contact:
Briee Della Rocca: 413 644-4706
E-mail: bdellarocca@simons-rock.edu