March 21, 2018 BPW Meeting Program
Join Us As We Celebrate Women’s History Month And Honor Forgotten Pioneer Women Of Nevada County
Five amazing women’s stories come alive in this Readers’ Theatre production of Women’s Voices from the Mother Lode. Listen to their voices from diaries and letters. Get to know the hardships and joys of history-makers Luzena Wilson, Edith White, Jennie Carter and Sarah Royce and pay tribute to First Nation’s Virginia Covert and the silenced women of Oustomah.
When we think of the Gold Rush we inevitably think of men—men leaving all they had known and loved, traveling great distances, scaling mountains and crossing endless deserts. But women did that too and some of them, mostly unknown, lived right here in Nevada County.
These pioneering women met hunger, sickness and terror. Everything they had ever known and everything they had ever believed was tested. Still, they also found courage they had never imagined. And there were other women in the Mother Lode too: Nisenan women who had lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years and called, not gold, but the riches of water, fruit trees, acorns and roots, animals and fish, home.
Come meet them as played by Barbara DeHart, Sandra Rockman, Tracy Pepper, and Janet Rankin and hear their stories as told by narrators Judith McCarrick, Susan Rogers, Lynn Wenzel, Mary Sivila and more. Hear the words of Virginia Covert, member of the Nisenan Rancheria. Join us as we celebrate Women’s Voices from the Mother Lode!
Newcomers and Guests are always Welcome!
Summer Thymes Bakery & Deli
231 Colfax Ave.
Social/networking hour begins at 5:30, dinner at 6pm
$21.00 per person
A pre-paid reservation is required for members and guests.
DEADLINE: March 18, 2018
For more information please contact Phyllis Orzalli
Beef and Veggie Lasagna/Gluten-free Polenta/Caesar Salad/Mini Cookies
**Please Note** Vegetarian and gluten-free meals must be pre-ordered.
When you RSVP, please denote whether you prefer a vegetarian
or gluten-free meal in the “Comments” section.
Want to showcase your business or organization?
We encourage members and guests to bring business cards,
flyers or pamphlets to place on the sign-in table at each dinner meeting!