Friday, July 20 at Lecture at The Evergreen State College in Purce Hall (Lecture Hall 2), 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, WA, 7 pmAward-winning solo show artist Pandora Scooter will do the first public run-through of a new performance piece she’s currently working on at Holly House.

Pandora, the Hypatia-in-the-Woods current artist-in-residence, describes herself as a “spoken-word maven.” During her residency at Hypatia’s Holly House in deep woods near Hammersley Inlet in rural Mason County, Scooter has been working on the new one-woman show she’ll perform at TESC. “Selfish,” she says, “centers on women’s equality and issues related to feminism and womanism.”

Pandora Scooter lives with her fiance in New Jersey, and is proud of her daughter, who is pursuing a career as a makeup artist in Los Angeles. Pandora has spent 26 years working on a script analysis methodology for actors, and teaching that methodology and other courses on the factuly of Terry Knickerbocker Studio in Brooklyn, New York.

Hypatia-in-the-Woods, a nonprofit organization described as a resource for women in the arts, academia, and entrepreneurship, maintains a cottage and a program of residencies for women who need space and uninterrupted time to finish a project. To date more than 120 women have been gifted with residencies of one to three weeks to work on plays, visual arts, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, theses, and dissertations.

Co-sponsoring Pandora Scooter’s performance July 20 with Hypatia are the Evergreen State College Trans and Queer Center and the Center for Community Based Learning and Action at TESC. The college is located at 2700 Evergreen State Parkway, Olympia.

Light refreshments will be served.


Friday, August 3rd, 5:30 pm at the Timberland Regional Library, Shelton, WA–Lecture by Hypatia writer-in-residence Raad Rahman, “Sex and Terrorism in Bangladesh:  The Marginalizational of LGBTQ Communities.”  Who has the right to speak about the entire spectrum of LGBTQ expression, and where does this right end?  Bullying?  Death threats?  Murder?  Looking at the killing of Bangladeshi LGBTQ activist Xulhaz Mannan in 2016, this lecture will explore the themes of visibility and repression in a climate of growing terror against minority populations in Bangladesh.  Raad Rahman is a Brooklyn-based Bangladeshi freelance journalist and human rights specialist.  She has worked worldwide for organizations such as UNICEF and the International Center for Transitional Justice.  Nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize, her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, Paris Review, and many others.  In 2013, Harvard’s Kennedy School named her an emerging leader.  She appears courtesy of Hypatia-in-the-Woods artist retreat.




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