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Elsie Fox: Portrait of an Activist

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater

Join us for Women's History Month for this multi-media presentation by author Karen Stevenson about the life of Elsie Fox, activist and human rights advocate.

Elsie Fox gave a speech in Bozeman for a 2006 Mother's Day Peace Rally organized by Montana Women For.  Ninety-nine year old Fox stepped to the podium, shook her fist at the crowd, and challenged everyone present: "We, the people, must have solidarity...unity! The voice of action must be heard, by the people, for the people, from the people.  We, the people, can take back our country.  We can make a difference!"  Stories are like that-- they not only connect us, they do even more: they become insistent.  Eventually, a personal story can become too big and too powerful and to hold all to yourself--it demands attention and insists on a voice.  Karen Stevenson, who lives near Miles City where she continues to be inspired by the eastern Montana landscape and the people who live there, authored the book: Elsie Fox: Portrait of an Activist.  Stevenson will discuss the interviews with Elsie that culminated in the writing of this book, and the ways in which Elsie's voice still resonates-- we can make a difference!

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