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RCC Celebrates Women's History Month

RCC Celebrates Women's History Month

RCC 2019 Women's History Month Calendar

Photo exhibit by Joan Lobis Brown, talk by author Helen Rothberg highlight program


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 19, 2019


RAMAPO, NY – Rockland Community College marks Women's History Month with a stimulating array of presentations throughout March, accenting women's contributions, achievements and significant roles in shaping American culture and society. The events are free and open to the public.

In addition to lectures by experienced RCC faculty, the lineup includes discussions by an internationally known artist and author that bookend the presentations at the beginning and end of the month. Photographer Joan Lobis Brown kicks off the program on March 1 with a talk on her portraiture series, “Women of an Uncertain Age: Indomitable Baby Boomers Challenging Cultural Norms,” which will be exhibited throughout the month in RCC's Technology Center. Author Helen Rothberg closes out the month-long celebration on March 28 with a discussion of her engaging book, “The Perfect Mix: Everything I Learned About Leadership I Learned as a Bartender.”

“We wanted to start it off with a boom and end with a boom,” said Eileen MacAvery Kane, Chair of RCC's Art Department and co-chair of the WHM program with Natasha Lubarsky, Instructor of Business/Economics. “We had no problem finding women to celebrate. Women's leadership skills are being recognized in politics and other fields, and the Women's History Month activities echo that sentiment. We're happy to bring this exciting program to RCC for people to enjoy and become inspired by the activities of these strong women.”

The program includes a screening of “RBG,” the critically acclaimed documentary on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and a book discussion of her collection of writings and speeches, “My Own Words.” Noted psychologist/feminist Mamie Clark is also showcased; her pioneering research led to the discovery of Racial Dissonance and the role it played in the landmark Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education.

A student exhibit on Body Image will be displayed throughout March in the Student Union, second floor.

 


Friday, March 1

“Women of an UNCertain Age: Indomitable Baby Boomers Challenging Cultural Norms (aka Baby Boomer Women),” Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Noon – 1 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse (Room 8180)

Co-sponsored by the Art Department and Elements of Style Committee

A series of portraits by photographer Joan Lobis Brown with texts selected from interviews with her subjects that focus on American baby boomer women of diverse ethnicities, religions, sexual identities, professions and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Note: The exhibit will be on view throughout March in the Tech Center second floor gallery.

Monday, March 4

“RBG” documentary and “My Own Words” book discussion

Noon – 3 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse (Room 8180)

Tuesday, March 5

Financial Planning for Women. How to protect your assets.

Presented by George Repic

12:30 – 1:30 pm, Academic II, Room 2309

Wednesday, March 6

Mamie Clark Lecture

Presented by Sabrina Rieder

10 – 11 am, Technology Center, Ellipse (Room 8180)

The life and times of Mamie Clark, whose pioneering research led to the discovery of Racial Dissonance and the role it played in the landmark Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education.

Monday, March 11

Feminism Lecture

Presented by Christina Stern, Joanie Asch, and Sabrina Rieder

Noon – 1 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse (Room 8180)

Tuesday, March 12

“Fattitude,” film screening and panel discussion

2 – 4 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse (Room 8180)

Co-sponsored by the Perspectives on Diversity Committee

“Fattitude” tackles the subject of body size prejudice from a multiplicity of perspectives.

Wednesday, March 13

Women in Medicine

Presented by Maire C. Fox

10 – 11 am, Academic I, Room 106

Tuesday, March 26

Careers for Women in Business

Presented by Natasha Lubarsky

12:30 – 1:30 pm, Academic II, Room 2309

Wednesday, March 27

Witchcraft and Women's Rights Lecture

Presented by Dino Ritsatos and Sabrina Rieder

1 – 2 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse (Room 8180)

Good Books Colloquium

The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison 'Promiscuous' Women, by Scott S. Stern

Presented by Kristie DeRuiter

2 – 3 pm, Technology Center, Room 8349

Thursday, March 28

The Perfect Mix: Everything I Learned About Leadership I Learned as a Bartender,” presentation/book discussion by the author, Helen Rothberg

[Copies of the book will be available at the lecture; you can also bring your copy for signing].

11 am – 12:15 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse (Room 8180)

Helen Rothberg, PhD, is professor of strategy at the School of Management at Marist College. She trains leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to startup entrepreneurs, with her particular brand of ADVICE – Action, Determination, Vision, Integrity, Communication, Empathy.

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CONTACT: Susan Lyddon, VP of Institutional Advancement
845-574-4595 or 347-840-1247
slyddon@sunyrockland.edu