History will unfold on the stages of Goleta Valley, La Cumbre, La Colina, and Santa Barbara junior high schools on March 18 and 19 when Beyond Tolerance sponsors a Living Voices production of “Hear My Voice.”

The play, written by Rachel Atkins and performed by Rachael McClinton, depicts the story of a young girl from Tennessee who is growing up in Washington, D.C., where her father works as a political columnist. When the girl learns the history of the women who started the suffragist movement, she becomes deeply involved in the effort to extend voting rights to women.

Rachel McClinton, the artistic director of Living Voices, performs and also guides the company of 40 Living Voices presenters who tour schools, museums and corporations nationally.

Living Voices is an award-winning educational theater company that uses a creative and personal approach toward understanding important periods in history and showing their significance for today’s audiences.

Beyond Tolerance, a nonprofit organization under the umbrella of the Santa Barbara County Education Office, is celebrating its 15th year of serving schools with programs that promote respect for cultural diversity. Through donor funding, these programs are available to elementary and secondary students free of charge.

Beyond Tolerance organizes field trips for sophomores to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles for experiences that fit with their world history curriculum. Robin Silverander presents programs on bullying for fifth and sixth grades that encourage discussion about standing up and taking a pledge to end bullying in the classroom.

To get more information about Beyond Tolerance, or to volunteer, contact Director Adele Rosen at (805) 898-2700 or abud@sbceo.org.


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