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“Always Moving Uphill: Women in the Arts” Panel

May 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Kuumbwa Jazz Center


Our panel will discuss the struggle of women artists, writers, and poets to find voice in a world that has been, until very recently, so completely dominated and controlled by (white) male power and money.

Panel “Always Moving Up Hill: Women in the Arts” featuring:

Robin Coste Lewis, Poet, National Book Award Winner for Voyage of the Sable Venus
Nicole Paiement, Conductor, Musical Director, Opera Parallele
Laura Kaminsky, Opera Composer
Jennifer Gonzalez, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, UCSC
Bettina Aptheker, Professor of Feminist Studies, UCSC (moderator)

Event Photos:

Always Moving Uphill: Women in the Arts

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Registration required – registration has closed


Doors open at 6:30pm – Light refreshments will be available for purchase at the Kuumbwa kitchen

Event starts at 7:00pm


Tuesday, May 29th
“Opera Works: Journey in Creation”
Workshop rehearsal with Opera Parallele for a new opera based on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe.
2 pm – 5 pm Opera Workshop

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair for Feminist Studies, and the Humanities Institute, invites students, faculty, staff and community to witness the creation of an opera based on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe, called “Today it Rains”. Opera Parallele, San Francisco based company, under the direction of Maestra Nicole Paiement (Emerita, UCSC Music Department), commissioned this opera by award-winning composer Laura Kaminsky. Performers, the librettists, the composer, and the director will be in residence and will workshop and rehearse this opera in the making. Workshops are free and open to everyone.

Wed, May 30th
Cultural Studies talk with Robin Coste Lewis – Humanities 1, Room 210 @ 12:15pm
Robin Coste Lewis reading and book signing – Bookshop Santa Cruz @ 7pm

Thurs, May 31st
Living Writers with Robin Coste Lewis – Humanities Lecture Hall @ 5:20pm

These events are co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute, The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair for Feminist Studies, Arts Division, Porter College, Living Writers & Cultural Studies.


May 29, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm