Sponsored by Department of Russian and the International Studies Program
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Arrested following a protest performance in February 2012 in Moscow’s central cathedral, the women of the Russian feminist punk-rock collective Pussy Riot were convicted of “hooliganism” and given lengthy prison sentences. The international community has gathered around this case of persecuted artists while the Russian government is intent on turning a deaf ear to them. Learn about the story and import of their music, politics, and case with a discussion by F&M faculty and students.
Participants will be:
Sylvia Alajaji, Dept. of Music
Lina Bernstein, Dept. of German and Russian
Timothy McCarty, Dept. of Government
Jon Stone, Dept. of German and Russian
Moderated by Michelle Carroll (’13)
This event is open to the public.