Sedona News – Hollace Davids and Judith Fogarty were just beginning their lives in 1969 when they attended the Woodstock Music Festival. These two fascinating women will share their Woodstock memories of peace, love and music at The Sedona Women (“TSW”) program meeting on May 11, 2022.
The famous Woodstock Music Festival was held August 15-18, 1969 on a dairy farm in Bethel, N.Y. The country was embroiled in the Vietnam war as well as the civil rights movement culminating in great national unrest. Woodstock became a symbol of that movement. Despite the traffic, rain, mud and logistical challenges, young people came from far and wide to revel in the music and immerse themselves in a message of unity and peace.
Davids and Fogarty will take TSW program participants back to Woodstock through their stories, visuals, and of course the iconic music. Grateful Dead anyone? Participants are encouraged to embrace the festive Woodstock vibe by wearing bell bottoms, tie-die or their favorite Woodstock era fashions.
Woodstock attendee Hollace Davids explains, “Woodstock had an impact on me. I was part of a large contingent of young people who believed in love, peace and unity rather than aggression and war.” Fellow reveler Judith Fogarty says, “Being at Woodstock definitely was in the top ten fantastic experiences of my life.”
After Woodstock, Davids returned home to Maryland and later attended graduate school in Boston. She states, “Woodstock was an eye-opening experience. I immersed myself in school, making new friends and continued to grow as an independent woman.” Later, Davids began a career in the entertainment industry in marketing and publicity working with Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, and as Senior Vice President of Special Projects in the Feature Marketing Department at Universal Pictures.
Judith Fogarty’s focus throughout her life has been peace, love and music. “I came from a home with a lot of love and I wanted to continue experiencing that in my life,” she states. “In fact, love connects my entire life and magnetized me to spirituality and Sedona.” Fogarty, MACP, M.ED, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist as well as a Whole Food Plant Based Nutritionist.
This event is open to the public on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road in Sedona. A meet and greet will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10:00 a.m. Masks are optional. Attendees are urged to check The Sedona Women website www.thesedonawomen.com for any COVID protocol updates or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.