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Truro-area women raising voices for those who can’t

Some of the women taking part in “I Can’t Keep Quiet” are, front, from left, Linda MacDonald, Lenore Zann, Nicole MacLeod and Jeanne Sarson. At back are Cindie Smith and Ina Major. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration at Riverfront Park on April 8.
Some of the women taking part in “I Can’t Keep Quiet” are, front, from left, Linda MacDonald, Lenore Zann, Nicole MacLeod and Jeanne Sarson. At back are Cindie Smith and Ina Major. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration at Riverfront Park on April 8.

People are invited to bring their pink hats and singing voices to Riverfront Park for the I Can’t Keep Quiet Celebration at 2:30 on April 8.

“This is a continuation of the march on Washington and we want people to raise their voices and help us to be heard globally,” said Linda MacDonald who, along with Cindie Smith, organized the event. “Singing is a way to come together with one voice and make a statement to society.”

People around the world will be gathering for similar events, giving a voice to those silenced by oppression and fear. Because music is emotionally moving and healing, the event personally benefits participants.

“We’re joining a global collective of women and allies to promote the value of human rights of women and girls,” said MacDonald. “Everyone needs to be respected and have human dignity in the world and something like this is empowering. It makes you feel you’re not alone.”

People of all sexes are invited to take part in the celebration. Lead singers will be Lenore Zann, Sheena Henderson and Nicole MacLeod. Emily Frizzell will play guitar. The women are getting together to tune up but everyone can practise at home by singing along with the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLvIw8J8sWE .

 

lynn.curwin@tc.tc

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