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Durham County Library Celebrates Women’s Equality Day with the Raging Grannies

Program: Concert with the Raging Grannies
Date: Tuesday, August 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host the Raging Grannies in a concert celebrating Women’s Equality Day at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

The Raging Grannies work for peace – and for social, environmental and economic justice – through song and humor. They write their own satirical lyrics to old familiar tunes and perform whenever and wherever they feel their message needs to be heard… whether they’re invited or not.

The Triangle gaggle of Raging Grannies was founded in 1998 as part of an international network of older women who first appeared in Victoria, British Columbia, in the winter of 1986. Currently, there are more than 80 gaggles of Raging Grannies throughout the world.

Dressed as “sweet little old ladies” in their signature aprons, shawls and hats, the Grannies have become a familiar sight around the Triangle as they sing out (with humor) against governmental policies that they feel threaten the future well-being of their grandchildren and jeopardize the environment. At demonstrations, hearings and other civic events, the Raging Grannies lift their voices in protest. In fact, it’s been said that “no rally is official until the Raging Grannies sing!”

First enacted by Congress in 1971, Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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