Eight women who shook up the world
Social media gives visibility to new movements and leaderships that could have remained in the dark decades or centuries ago. Especially regarding women. Big female leaders who motivated important changes in history didn’t get enough recognition during their lives. They lived in a social context that didn’t support them. That’s why, now, we want to give them their deserved spot at Cruïlla Talks.
Alba Editorial has published a children book collection called Petita&Gran: a series of tales with “historical women” as main characters, such as Marie Curie, Rosa Parks or Coco Chanel. And, on June 29th, eight storytellers will read eight of these books at Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica, between 10AM and 2PM. A free entrance activity for all the familiy.
Actress Neus Ballbé, also known as Pati Pla from Club Super3, will read us the story of Ella Fitzgerald, the so-called “queen of jazz”.
There will be also one reading focused on black people civil rights in USA, through the story of Rosa Parks. The playwright, actress and poetess Estel Solé will be in charge of this reading.
Actor Roger Coma will make us flight with his tale about the aviator Amelia Earhart, the first person who tried to go around the world above the equator.
Animals will be also part of these readings, through the story of the primatologist Jane Goodall: the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. Singer Beth Rodergas will read this tale.
Actress Margalida Grimalt will read the book about science legend Marie Curie.
And from the science world we will go to the fashion history. Coco Chanel is the main character of the tale that will be read by actor and comedian Pep Plaza.
Singer Txell Sust will be joined by an exceptional bailaora: Carmen Amaya. The artist from Mataró will read a tale about this flamenco icon worlwide.
And we will finish with one of the most iconic feminists in the world: the French writer, teacher and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. Her book will be read by poetess Míriam Cano.