Collective Voices celebrates persistence

Dec 01, 2017
From left are Jodi Paloni, Lynn Tierney and Isabelle Troadec.

Camden — The Midcoast Women’s Collective and co-sponsor Camden Public Library will present “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” part of the ongoing series Collective Voices: Maine Women Share Their Stories, Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the downtown library.

“Nevertheless, She Persisted” was inspired by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when he invoked a little-known rule to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren. He had no way of knowing that he provided a megaphone to women who know a lot about being told “to sit down and stop talking.”

Storytellers, Jodi Paloni, Lynn Tierney and Isabelle Troadec will tell their stories of, in the face of obstacles, they persisted to payoffs better than they could have imagined. The live one-hour storytelling event will be followed by a question and answer period moderated Pam Maus, co-founder of the Midcoast Women’s Collective.

The Midcoast Women’s Collective provides opportunities for local women of all ages to find and strengthen their individual and shared voices. Through the creation of safe spaces, the Collective seeks to help our communities learn and grow for the purpose of making contributions to an inclusive and socially just society. The Midcoast Women’s Collective uses an inclusive definition of the word “women” to include all trans women, gender queer women and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.

The Collective Voices series is free and open to the public. The next in the Collective Voices Series is “Call Me Pollyanna,” Jan. 17 at the Rockport Opera House, co-sponsored by Rockport Public Library. For more info on the Collective Voices Series and speaker biographies, visit midcoastwomen.wordpress.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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