WHO/​WHAT:As part of Northeastern’s Women’s Studies lec­ture series titled “Gender Mat­ters,” leg­endary activist, singer and song­writer Peggy Seeger will have the audi­ence laughing and singing during her lecture/​performance “I Come From Women: Peggy Seeger Sings Tra­di­tional and Orig­inal Songs.” Seeger is also a vis­iting scholar in the Depart­ment of Music at Northeastern.

During the event, Seeger will per­form a mix­ture of songs written by gen­er­a­tions of mothers inter­ested in edu­cating and enter­taining their daugh­ters as well as orig­inal, social/​political songs.

Seeger is con­sid­ered one of North America’s pre­em­i­nent revival singers of tra­di­tional songs and has been called one of the most author­i­ta­tive voices in Amer­ican and Eng­lish folk by Bill­board Mag­a­zine.

Per­forming live for more than 50 years, Seeger has recorded more than 20 solo records and has col­lab­o­rated with the likes of Tom Paley, Guy Carawan and Ewan Mac­Coll. She has also written music for films, tele­vi­sion and radio. A 1971 doc­u­men­tary titled “The Exiles,” pro­filed her career.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3 at 4 p.m. The per­for­mance will include two 45-​​minute song/​lecture ses­sions with a short break in between, fol­lowed by a reception.

WHERE: Raytheon Amphithe­ater, Egan Research Center, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, 120 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115.

Seeger’s per­for­mance is co-​​sponsored by Northeastern’s Women’s Studies Pro­gram and the Music Department.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jason Korn­witz at 617–373-5471 or at j.​kornwitz@​neu.​edu. .

About North­eastern

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu