On stage at #TEDxCPP #TEDx #speaking #education

On stage at #TEDxCPP #TEDx #speaking #education  

The TEDxCPP stage is set! #TEDx #tedxcpp #tedxcpp2016 #speaking #education

  

The TEDxCPP stage is set! #TEDx #tedxcpp #tedxcpp2016 #speaking #education

Minutes away from TEDxCPP

  
Just minutes away from TEDxCPP at #calpolypomona ! We have a wonderful line up of speakers today including yours truly! So proud to be part of this #TEDx #tedxcpp #speaking #education

The Vagina Monologues 2016 – Rosanne performs “The Flood”

The Vagina Monologues 2016 – Rosanne performs “The Flood”

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On Tuesday February 16th the Women’s Resource Center of CalPoly Pomona presented their 15th annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues“.

My colleague Peg Lamphier and I joined a cadre of talented students in performing one monologue together.  Then a student dropped out and the director asked me to cover for her so this is my rendition of a monologue entitled “The Flood”.  It came from Ensler’s extensive interviews with women over the age of 65, many of whom were not able to say the word ‘vagina’ out loud.  

The best thing about the evening (besides ‘acting’ on stage again!) was watching all the students create a bond over the material – and watching those who had sat shyly in the back of some of my classroom discussions suddenly shouting “Vagina!” or impersonate moaning… We had to stifle our laughter backstage during most of the show.  But seeing all these female students become sisters through theatre was the best.

Link: Cal Poly Pomona Women’s Resource Center

When I First Met Davy Jones: Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio – June 7, 1986 [Photo]

In my last Summer in Cleveland, just weeks before I got married and moved to Los Angeles, The Monkees played as part of a large event at Playhouse Square in Cleveland.

My soon-to-be husband caught this photo of us during raucous after-party. This is a cropped version of a larger photo as Davy was literally surrounded by people during the entire event.

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Day Jones, Rosanne Welch at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio, June 7, 1986


Why The Monkees Mattered: Chapter 2: Authorship on The Monkees: Who Wrote The Monkees and what was that “Something” They Had to Say?

Chapter 2: Authorship on The Monkees: Who Wrote The Monkees and what was that Something They Had to Say?

Why The Monkees Mattered: Chapter 2: Authorship on The Monkees: Who Wrote The Monkees and what was that Something They Had to Say? Say?

from Why The Monkees Mattered by Dr. Rosanne Welch — Coming Spring 2016 – Click for more info!

Monkees Question of the Moment: Did you even think about the writing when you were watching The Monkees? Did you think they were just making it up as they went along? A lot of people did.

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Why The Monkees Mattered: Chapter 1: Sweet Young Thing

Chapter 1: Sweet Young Thing: Contextualizing The Monkees with a Short History of Teenagers on Television

Chapter 1: Sweet Young Thing: Contextualizing The Monkees with a Short History of Teenagers on Television

from Why The Monkees Mattered by Dr. Rosanne Welch — Coming Spring 2016

Monkees Question of the Moment: What did The Monkees teach you about being a teenager?

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Rory Williams – Family Man from How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity [Video Clip] (1:13)

Dr. Rosanne Welch presents “How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity: A Study of the Doctors and their Male Companions at the Cal Poly Pomona University Library. Dr. Welch teaches in the IGE (Interdisciplinary General Education) program.

Watch the entire presentation here

Rory Williams - Family Man from How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity

 

Transcript:

How can we not talk about Rory when we talk about family men. Rory being, before Danny, the most recent male to travel with The Doctor. Think about Rory. We meet him and what’s his profession? He’s a nurse. He’s not a doctor. He’s a nurse. That is gender-traditionally a female job. So we have Rory who’s a nurse. That’s a definite choice.  Right? Macho is not nurse, except maybe 20 years form now. And yet, when Amy keeps getting the chance to choose between men – ooo The Doctor or Rory — she continually chooses Rory. Who, to her, is the manliest man, because he’s dedicated to her and their family. In fact, as we know, he’s so dedicated to her, he spends 2000 years guarding the Pandorica to keep her safe. 2000 years waiting to make sure no one can harm her. You can’t get better than that and that makes him a Warrior, as well, but a Warrior for the purpose of protecting a member of his family. That’s how deeply a family man he is and I think that is so cool.  

A clip from this 5th talk on various aspects of Doctor Who presented by Dr. Welch. You can find Dr. Welch’s other Doctor Who talks using the links below.

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When I First Met Micky Dolenz: Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio – June 7, 1986

In my last Summer in Cleveland, just weeks before I got married and moved to Los Angeles, The Monkees played as part of a large event at Playhouse Square in Cleveland.

My soon-to-be husband caught this photo of us during raucous after-party. I’m still not sure how we got his undivided attention, even for a moment, among the crowd.

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Micky Dolenz, Rosanne Welch at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio, June 7, 1986