“I want to go to Jail” A one-act play written by Pamela Swing and Elizabeth Dabanka

Date/Time
Date(s) - Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Parish Center for the Arts
10 Lincoln Street
Westford, Massachusetts 01886


“I Want to go to Jail” transports you back to February, 1919, when women suffragists grappled with unexpected obstacles in their quest for the final vote needed to pass the suffrage amendment. They were arrested for picketing President Wilson at the Boston State House and served time in the Charles Street Jail. These were the last arrests of the suffrage movement.

Suggested Donation: $5 per person/$10 per family

About the Co-Playwrights

Pam Swing is a Resident Scholar at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. She became interested in the suffrage movement through her grandmother, Betty Gram Swing, and is writing a book about how her grandmother became a suffragist. She has a PhD in Anthropology and Folklore and has done extensive fieldwork on the fiddle music tradition of the Shetland Islands of Scotland. She is a trained SoulCollage facilitator, and has held women’s circles and retreats for many years. She has an enduring fascination with how women navigate their lives. 

Elizabeth (Lizy) Dabanka is a Brandeis 2020 graduate triple majoring in Politics, African and African American Studies, and International Global Studies. She is an immigrant from Ghana and currently lives in Rhode Island. She intends to work as a lawyer with aspirations to sit on the highest courts in the US or to run for political office one day. 

 

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