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Friday, March 18, 2022

Celebrate Women's History Month - Contributions To Culture and Society

During the mid-19th century, women in multiple countries began organizing campaigns to fight for their rights to vote and run for office. They became known as suffragettes, a member of an activist women's organisation who, under the banner "Votes for Women", fought for the right to vote in public elections.

In 1904 Millicent Fawcett and Carrie Chapman Catt along with other leading women's rights activists formed the international women's suffrage alliance followed by Clara Zetkin organizing international women's day on March 19th in the year 1911.

Millicent Fawcett

Carrie Chapman Catt

Clara Zetkin
This annual celebration was about encouraging peace and women's rights. Its efforts were reintroduced during the 1960s with the women's movement where educators in santa rosa california began celebrating women's history week.

The week was created to increase understanding of women's contributions to society.

This group of educators wanted to attract attention to the fact that women's history wasn't really included in any school curriculum and these organizers used parades, essay contests and other school activities to help create more awareness for the celebration.

Over the next few years other cities all around the country joined santa rosa in celebrating women's history week.

In 1980 president Jimmy Carter announced the week of march 8th national women's history week and he encouraged everyone in the united states to participate, with President Carter stating "too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed".

Jimmy Carter Signing Extension of Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Ratification 10-28-1978

By the year 1986 14 states declared March as women's history month. Every single year the National Women's History Alliance selects a theme for women's history month that continues the discussion of women and their contributions through activities such as museum exhibits movies and by promoting the study of accomplishments by women all year long.

Since the first women's history week in 1978 other countries have joined the United States including Canada and Australia. Every president since Carter has issued a proclamation declaring March women's history month with a statement about its importance as a celebration.

AmpliVox Supports Women in the Workplace and its Communities
AmpliVox works to strengthen and improve the communities we serve, through innovative programs that channel financial support as well as product and expertise assistance to public service organizations.

We care about the world around us, so we have invested in products, people, and services that exemplify that concern. In addition to our hands-on efforts, we also show our dedication to providing care by supporting many causes, events and charities.

Women in Business Networking Luncheon: Feeding America

AmpliVox Sound Systems, a long supporter of local and national charities, participated in a Northbrook Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Networking Luncheon.

Developing new and lasting relationships is critical to the success of every business. The use of an AmpliVox SW925 portable sound system for the outdoor luncheon, as it has done for other Chamber of Commerce events.

Together in Teal - Ending Ovarian Cancer at the Illinois Chapter 22nd Annual

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Illinois Chapter is comprised of ovarian cancer survivors, supporters, and health care professionals committed to raising awareness, promoting education, and raising funds for ovarian cancer research.

Donating the Teal Podium to the NOCC for presentations and events is our way of allowing all voices to be heard.

Get Your Groove On - Midwest Women Riders Woodstock 2021

Women Riders Motorcycle Group USA (WRMGUSA)" and Midwest Women Riders (MWR) is a community for WOMEN ONLY who ride their own motorcycle and for ladies who have a strong desire to ride their own.

AmpliVox greatly appreciates being a part of this GROOVY event, donating S602R Megaphone to help the announcers address the crowd.

Think Pink! October Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Founded in 2010 and offered year round, AmpliVox’s Pink Podium Promise donates special pink versions our Pinnacle Podiums to licensed or certified breast cancer awareness organizations to help their voices be heard.

The Pink Podiums were distributed to hundreds of cancer society chapters, foundations, hospitals and local governments.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Brady Roth Taking Center Stage - The Real Tragedy of Medea by Euripides

Our young star and the grandson of AmpliVox CEO Don Roth, Brady Roth, has taken center stage to perform in the play Medea by Euripides, a greek tragedy of domestic bliss shattered by betrayal.

Medea is famous for aiding Jason in his search for the Golden Fleece by using her magic to save his life out of love.

Once he finished his quest, she abandons her native home and flees westwards with Jason, where they eventually settled in Corinth and married.

A revenge tragedy in the purest sense of the term, Euripides' 5th century BC Medea depicts the ending of said union with Jason, when after ten years of marriage, Jason abandons her to wed another princess, king Creon's daughter Creusa.

Already by the play's opening, Jason has turned his eyes to another woman, the Corinthian princess Glauke, and they would soon join in marriage.

Jason therefore had broken his earlier marriage vow to Medea, and as a Greek woman, she was now betrayed and dishonoured.
In her lust for revenge, Medea's anger follows an extreme code of honour to brutal extremes. Ingeniously, she decides not to kill Jason, but rather to keep him alive to suffer, destroying everyone around him that he now called family.

The first step of this revenge-plot involved Medea's specialty, poison. She had her children innocently bring gifts to the princess of Corinth, a robe and a tiara, which were secretly doused in corrosive poison. The princess, putting on the gifts, would subsquently die a slow and painful death, her head bursting into flames, and her father Creon would also die tragically, embracing her poisoned corpse.

The next step in Medea's revenge-plot in Euripides is more controversial, presenting Medea as the murderer of her very own children. Euripides was the first poet to present Medea's story in this way, another earlier tradition had only viewed Medea's killing as an accident.
Armed with a sword, Medea killed her very own sons, in order to hurt Jason, destroying his plans to live with a family.

Not long afterwards, the play would end with Medea's escape from Corinth, taking a chariot given to her by Helios, indicating that she has the Gods on her side.

Medea would live for another day.