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Anchorage Opera to Present Women's Issues Roundtable for Mrs. President

Anchorage, 6 September 2012 –  Anchorage Opera announced today that it is partnering with Alaska Public Telecommunications to hold, Women in America: Changing Roles, Challenging Times, Defining the Future, a women’s issues roundtable held in conjunction with the world premiere performances of Mrs. President by Victoria Bond.

The evening will feature a discussion of the life of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872 and how women’s issues and the roles women play in society have changed over time.  Composer Victoria Bond and Alaska public figures Jane Angvik, Betty Davis, Georgiana Lincoln, Cynthia Toohey and Arliss Sturgulewski will be featured on the panel and Lori Townsend of Alaska Public Radio will moderate. Audience members will be able to engage in the discussion and the event will be streamed live on Alaska Public Radio’s TownSquare 49 site at www.alaskapublic.org/townsquare49.

The roundtable will be held on Monday, 24 September at 7:00 PM at the Alaska Public Telecommunications Studios at 3877 University Drive. The roundtable is free and open to the public.  Seating is extremely limited, so please call Sonya Wellman at (907) 550-8432 or email to swellman@alaskapublic.org to make reservations.

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