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Los Alamos Library System welcomes the community to attend a living-history portrayal of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in honor of Women’s History Month live at Fuller Lodge on Saturday, March 18th, from 1 to 2:30 pm. The program, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Notorious RBG, is free to the public and is made possible by the generous support of the New Mexico Humanities Council. The event will also be livestreamed to accommodate those who prefer to attend online. See below for registration information.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away in September 2020, is celebrated for her work as an attorney, federal judge, and Supreme Court justice (notably on behalf of gender equality). Her life will be presented by Dr. Dianne Layden in both a lecture and Chautauqua portrayal that includes her judicial opinions, family life, and reverence for opera. Ginsburg’s friendship with fellow justice and opera lover Antonin Scalia became the subject of the opera Scalia/Ginsburg, now performed worldwide. She visited Santa Fe with her family for many years and called the Santa Fe Opera the finest summer opera company in the world.
The public will have the opportunity to pose questions and have them answered through Dr. Layden’s best interpretation of RBG’s persona. It’s a delightful opportunity for people of all ages to learn about a renowned historical figure in an entirely unique and interactive way. Dr. Layden is a semi-retired college professor and writer with a background in American Studies. Her research interests include New Mexico history and culture, public violence, and social justice.
Registration is recommended for in-person attendees and required for online attendees. To register, please visit the event calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org or call (505) 662-8257.