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Events on Minerva

Conference 2009

Conference 2008

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The AAUW has joined with the Department of Women’s Studies at Ohio State University to present a series of lectures, readings, workshops and concerts in Second Life, designed to foster community, activism, personal creativity and a spirit of inquiry, with the goal of encouraging women and girls to explore new frontiers in technology.

Use of Second Life is free, and all events are preceded by an orientation workshop where participants learn the basics of navigating a virtual environment. Instructions on how to attend workshops and events are here.

Sunday, December 4: Alexjo Magic (Alex Nissen) on the Women of Palestine and Israel
11am U.S. Pacific Time (2pm Eastern, 7pm GMT)
Come an hour early if you’d like instruction on how to use Second Life.

Alexjo Magic is a member of the Coalition of Women for Peace, an organization that brings together independent women and 10 feminist peace organizations who work relentlessly for peace and justice. Her talk will be on how overt and institutional violence affects the lives of Palestinian and Israeli women from her perspective as a Jewish Israeli lesbian feminist human rights activist.

Sunday November 27:
Concert in Support of the 16 days

11am U.S. Pacific Time (2pm Eastern, 7pm GMT)
Come an hour early if you’d like instruction on how to use Second Life.

This will be the third year that events have been held in Second Life to support the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute. Events take place from November 25 to December 10. http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days/home.html

11 am pacific time Cindy Ecksol - American Folk
Cindy Ecksol has been making and teaching music with voice, autoharp, fiddle and a variety of other instruments for as long as she can remember. She is particularly interested in traditional music of many varieties, and her repertoire includes everything from Irish tunes and Israeli dance music played on autoharp to dark Appalachian fiddle tunes from the mountains of West Virginia. But her playful side can't resist amusing modern songs about real life, which somehow co-exist with folk songs from long ago.

12 pm pacific time AM Forte - Rock and Blues
Driven to succeed, A.M.Forte has sought out different avenues for exposure. As a singer/songwriter, she will never give up in her dreams . With Punk/Rock/Pop flairs, this artist has influences that include, U2, Nirvana, RadioHead, Alanis Morrissette, Coldplay, MCR, AAR, The Cranberries, Our Lady Peace and Elliott Smith. She WON the Best of SL Magazine Musician of 2009 Ministry of Motion Contest!


1 pm pacific time Prowess Rayna, piano
Prowess Rayna, a true artist on the piano, began playing at 3, composing at 7 & performing professionally by 14. Countless souls have been uplifted by her sensuous, passionate expression, fluid technique & beautiful melodies. Her reputation flourishes as she shares her evolving talents with live music lovers in Second Life

2 pm pacific time SonyaJevette Charisma
The words sultry, cool, and eccentric best describe the singer, songwriter, and musician Sonya Jevette. She grew up singing to the great R&B tunes that dominated the airwaves in the seventies. As a teen she honed her vocal talent through the church choir. Winning a talent contest at the age of seventeen was the beginning of Jevette's journey. From there, she went on to win dozens of competitions. These successes translated into media attention from radio & newspaper with appearances at over one hundred festivals.

Jevette combines her rich, passionate voice and her gut-wrenching lyrics with classical, latin and jazz style guitar. Jevette's configuration produces a style that can only be described as unique.


3 pm pacific time The Choo Choo Chicks
The Choo Choo Chicks are sassy, sizzling jazz and blues live from Red Lotus Records in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Tight harmonies and a kickin' rhythm section are the hallmarks of this group, who perform original music written by lead singer Angua Ashbourne and cover the classics from Robert Johnson to Lady Day.

Weblinks: http://www.redlotusrecords.net http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5V0F-9xMuo