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Cassandra Voss Center to Present SNC Day Program

From St. Norbert College, September 10, 2015
by Mariah Doughman, mariah.doughman@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The Cassandra Voss Center (CVC) will present "Jump Around!: Double Dutch Delight Day/Whose Turn in the Ropes?" during SNC Day on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center. The event will feature "Double Dutch To Dreams", Kyra Gaunt, adjunct associate professor at Baruch College, City University New York, and DJ Afrekete.

"Double Dutch To Dreams" a community anti-violence initiative through "Together We Will Stop the Violence" from Milwaukee will start out the day by teaching the community how to double dutch, sing songs and learn tricks. At 11:15 a.m., Gaunt will lead a family friendly discussion titled "Whose turn in the Ropes?" which examines the history of double dutch among children, the influence it has had on popular music, and how race and gender have an influence on the game. The program will also include giveaways and demonstrations, on the hour, throughout the day that will feature special guest DJ Afrekete.

At Baruch College, Gaunt teaches ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology and sociology. Besides being a professor, Gaunt has a spot as a fellow at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference. TED brings together innovators in many different areas ranging from design and science, to music and film.

DJ Afrekete also known as Amy Ongiri, Director and Associate professor of film studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, works vinyl and mixes to rejuvenate older music by combining modern styles like house, calypso, hip hop and dance music to center the music and the voices of color within.

The Cassandra Voss Center, established in 2013, houses the Joan P. Schaupp Women's Center, the Men's Initiative, the women's and gender studies discipline and other student amenities. The CVC honors Cassandra Voss who lost her life in a car accident in 2007 during her senior year at St. Norbert College. Voss was to be the first student on campus to complete an individualized major in women's and gender studies.

St. Norbert's seventh annual SNC Day will open the campus to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer a variety of activities including campus tours, arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, and wellness activities.

For more information on the program and the Cassandra Voss Center, visit www.snc.edu/cvc, email cvc@snc.edu or call 920-403-1342. For more information on SNC Day, visit www.snc.edu/sncday or contact Mike Counter in the Office of Communications at 920-403-3089.