April 26, 2019

4-26-19 Dr. Kyra Gaunt Part 1 of 3 Spirit of the Suffragettes

The Spirit of the Suffragettes summer concert series and community resource fair will be launching alongside the seventh annual Freedom Festival on Saturday June 8th from 3-6pm, and then will be held in Freedom Square every Tuesday at 4-7pm from July 16th through August 20th, closing with the ninth annual StoryHarvest celebration on September 21st, from 3-6pm. For more information, visit mediasanctuary.org.

Here is Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Cassidy McCabe, with an introduction to present day activists and organizations in anticipation for this summer festival, the Spirit of the Suffragettes.

This week, Cassidy McCabe goes to the University at Albany to speak with Dr. Kyra Gaunt, an ethnomusicologist in the Department of Music and Theatre and the author of the book “The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop”, about her current research on the sexploitation and misogynoir impacting young black girls on YouTube. This is part 1 of 3 of the interview.

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