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Geek Speak: Rebel Girl


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Please join us Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas 110 for our next Geek Speak:

Hosted by Drs. Dan May and Laura Colmenero-Chilberg: "Rebel Girl: Celebrating a Centrury of Exhcange Between American Popular Music and Feminism."

This talk is a chronological exploration of feminism in popular music. Starting with a look at the Suffrage Movement and the music that played a role in it, and moving forward through the 20th century, the talk will investigate topics including the intersections of race and feminism with the music of Billie Holiday, the decidedly non-feminist music of the 50’s and 60’s like Dean Martin’s “Baby It’s Cold Out There,” and end up with the feminist messages of pop music powerhouses like Nicki Minaj and Beyonce.

Geek Speaks are free and open to the public.