College Schedules Free Events to Celebrate Women’s History Month
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: January 28, 2009
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
(845) 574 - 4244
SUNY Rockland Community College Schedules Events to Celebrate
Women's History Month
Public invited to attend—free admission
Suffern, NY - Musicians, professors and guest speakers will be featured during Women’s History Month activities entitled, "Finding Your Own Freedom," at SUNY Rockland Community College. All events are free and open to the public.
Schedule of events:
BRIDGE EVENT FROM AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH:
Wednesday, February 25, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Room 3217, Student Union
Book Talk: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
This book talk and discussion will be led by Ms. April C. Logan, Visiting Instructor and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar at Haverford College. Logan will explore how Harriet Jacobs tests the limits of her gender, sexuality, and community to challenge notions of political recognition that conflate humanity and black masculinity.
Library Media Center, Art Underground
Work by the late Faith Dranoff,
Opening Reception: March 9, 5-7 p.m.
Faith Dranoff was born and raised in the Bronx. She was a forty-five year resident of Rockland County, having lived in Spring Valley and Suffern. Her passion for art began when she was a child and was expressed in numerous ways including pastels, oils and knitting. She also designed needle point prototypes for Sesame Street. Her finest works were portraits of her family where her love of art and family can be seen. The family is establishing the Faith Dranoff Memorial Art Scholarship, which will provide $500 to a continuing student through the RCC Foundation.
"Women in Sports" - A Traveling Exhibition
This traveling exhibition will feature 30 poster board displays of well-known women in sports. The exhibition will rotate among the Cultural Arts Center Atrium, the Library, the second floor lounge in the Student Union and in the Fieldhouse. Each display will profile a particular female sports figure, including her career highlights. At the month's end, a trivia contest will be held. The student who wins will receive a $50 gift card to Modell's.
Monday, March 16, 1-2 p.m.
Room 3214, Student Union
"Creative Improvisation Drum Circle"
Ms. Nechama Tarlow will demonstrate how to use drums and percussion to access your inner rhythm, create connections and relieve stress while having fun! Tarlow is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Board Certified Music Therapist and a classically trained flutist. She trained with renowned Drum Circle Facilitator Arthur Hull, and she uses percussion instruments as a key part of her music therapy practice. Nutritious refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by Jewish Heritage Month.
Wednesday, March 18, 7- 9 p.m.
Technology Center, Room 8180 (Ellipse)
"Abortion and Birth Control: Ignore Your Rights and They Will Go Away"
This lecture focuses on women and reproductive rights. The speaker, Mr. Bill Baird, successfully spearheaded legal strategy in three separate U.S. Supreme Court cases. One of those cases, Baird v. Eisenstadt, legalized birth control, protected privacy rights, and was cited in the landmark Lawrence v. Texas decision (2003). The mission of Bill Baird’s Pro-Choice League has been to educate the public about the history of the struggle for reproductive freedom and privacy rights as well as contemporary issues pertaining to individual freedom.
Tuesday, March 31, 7-9 p.m.
Student Union, Room 3214
"Beyond the Glass Ceiling"
Ms. Litany Burns, renowned author of, "Develop Your Psychic Abilities," will discuss how all people attain different levels of intuition depending on birth and how much they use it. Her many publications emphasize the importance for encouraging children from birth to improve their intuition and to be more comfortable with it. Burns instructs teachers to be more effective decision makers and to have a better understanding of their students. She feels it is essential for teachers to become more comfortable and fluent with their inner voice in order to produce a safer learning environment, to increase learning and to more effectively meet their students’ needs. Burns will share excerpts from her books and her documentary and she will speak about how she became intuitive.
BRIDGE EVENT WITH IRISH CULTURE MONTH
Tuesday, March 31, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Technology Center, Room 8180 (Ellipse)
Lecture: "Hope from the Ocean: The Irish Serving Girl in America"
Maureen Murphy, Ph. D, professor of curriculum and teaching and interim dean of the School of Education and Allied Human Services at Hofstra University, will lecture on the book she edited, "Your Fondest Annie: Letters from Annie O'Donnell to James P. Phelan 1901-1904." Annie O'Donnell left her native Galway for America in 1898. She became friends with Jim Phelan on the ship to Philadelphia. He was a 22-year-old farmer from Co. Kilkenny who had run away from home during Sunday mass to join his uncle, a tile setter in Indianapolis. Annie went to work as a children's nurse for the W. L. Mellon family of Pittsburgh.
Maureen Murphy, Ph. D, is a well-known authority of Irish folklore, literature, and history. She was a Fulbright Fellow at University College, Dublin, and is the historian of the Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City.
For more information, Maire Liberace, Professor, Philosophy and Speech, at 845-574-4276
For more information about Women's History Month, contact Co-Chairs Shamika Mitchell, Instructor, English, at 845-574-4162, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Kimberly Kohlhausen, Instructor, Philosophy, at 845-574-4347, email@example.com
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