IWD 2020: Shaking the Foundation

Sun, Mar 8th 2020 at 4:00 PM PDT · By Aurora Chorus
Date & Time
Sun, Mar 8th 2020 at 4:00 PM PDT
Sun, Mar 8th 2020 at 5:30 PM PDT
First Congregational United Church of Christ - Portland
1126 SW Park Ave
Portland OR, 97205
Event Details

Join Aurora this MARCH 8th at 4:00pm at First Congregational Church

“Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.”

These words of 19th century abolitionist and feminist Lucretia Mott set the tone for Aurora Chorus’ 7th Annual International Women’s Day. Join Aurora as we celebrate and sing for the “movers and the shakers” — the strong women of our world who seek to empower themselves with words and with action — women like Rosa Parks and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The year 2020 also marks the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women in America the right to vote. Aurora will offer a taste of Artistic Director Joan Szymko’s new major work “Lifting as We Climb” — a celebration of this pivotal moment in history.

Aurora also welcomes Leela Grace to our stage. Leela is a nationally recognized singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, percussive dancer, and teacher of music and dance. She has earned critical and audience praise for the "great depth and insight" of her original songs, which have been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered and chosen for inclusion on a "Best of Portland Acoustic Music" compilation CD. She is the founder of the Rose City Folk School and the director of ResistSing! 


Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Discounted tickets are as follows and can only be purchased by calling the ticket line, by sending email or at the box-office. Due to verification requirements, advanced purchase of these tickets cannot be mailed and will be available at the will-call desk the day of the concert: 

- Arts for All tickets with SNAP cards (limit 2 tickets per card).

- Work 4 Arts tickets are 2-for-1 with your Arts Card and photo ID (limit one free ticket per card).

- Under-30 tickets are $10.

We're sorry, but we are unable to offer refunds.

Seating begins 15 minutes before the performance. Come down to the friendship hall beforehand to mingle. We happily accommodate patrons who arrive early and request assistance due to mobility challenges. Note that the balcony is accessible only by stairs.

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