The Voices of Resilience: Exhibit, South Hadley, MA

The Voices of Resilience: Exhibit, South Hadley, MA

The Voices of Resilience: Exhibit, South Hadley, MA
Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
This event recurs Weekly on Sunday from Sunday, September 25, 2022 to Saturday, October 15, 2022

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Center Church
1 Church Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-1527

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“VOICES OF RESILIENCE: The Intersection of Women on the Move”
Celebrating the intersecting lives of women and women of color
In the Gallery of Center Church, South Hadley
(adjacent to Mount Holyoke College)
September 18 – October 15 Free and Open to the Public
Saturday 10 am to 1 pm, Sunday 11 am to 2 pm, and Wednesdays 4 to 7 pm.
​Group visits at other times are available by appointment.
Rev. Lori Souder invites everyone to take advantage of this unique opportunity: “We welcome the community to view this exhibit and be inspired to learn more about ‘hidden figures’ in our communities and beyond.”

This exhibit would not be possible without the support of E Ink Corporation, Mount Holyoke College, Peoples Bank, Thomson Financial Management, Odyssey Bookshop and Sankofa Gumbo, Inc., and a grant from the South Hadley Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council.

“Voices of Resilience” showcases a range of voices from early Black feminists such as Dr. Barbara Smith to longtime columnist Barbara Bernard. The exhibit celebrates both spiritual and lay leaders, artists , musicians, and educators such as Dr. Amy Hughes, formerly of The MacDuffie School as well as Dr. Lucie Lewis who traces her story to the Salem witch trials. Many voices from Springfield, South Hadley, Amherst and beyond are featured, including the art of Renee Flowers.

Guest curator Janine Fondon said, “We raise the voices of women --past and present-- by acknowledging their critical narrative along history’s timeline. This year we will learn more about the Combahee River Collective and its historic 1977 statement raising the voice of Black women with intention during an era of defining feminism.”

Exhibit scholar Dr. Demetria Shabazz, notes, “it is important to reflect on how African-American women and women in general have stepped up to shape our local and national civic and political cultures over time.” Dr. Lucie K. Lewis, exhibit scholar and researcher, said, “Remembering the shoulders on which we stand and discovering the spirit that guided their journey emboldens each of us to embrace the work that remains yet to be done.”

Community collaborators include: Bay Path University, Springfield Museums, On the Move Forum, Human Service Forum, Arise for Social Justice, African American Female Professors Association and others.

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For questions or to schedule a tour, call (413) 532-2262 or email
Attached Files

Voices information sheet

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