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Women's History Month

Women's History Month 2017

College Committee

For more information about the events, please contact the Women's History Month Co-Chairs:

Dr. Kristie Morris, Associate Professor of Psychology, at 845-574-4434, or Dr. Christina Stern, Assistant Professor of History, at 845-574-4438,


Tuesday, March 7, 2017  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm

Student Union, Room 3214

Presentation and Discussion: "What Does the "B" Word Mean to You?"
A Lunch and Learn Discussion
for RCC students. Facilitated by Laura Plotkin of Rockland County’s Center for Safety & Change.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  •  12:30 - 1:00 pm
Academic II, 2323

Workshop: Women and Investments: Importance of Investing at an Early Age

Presenter: Prof. George Repic, Business

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  •  1:00 - 1:30 pm
Academic II, 2323

Workshop: Retirement and Social Security: What You Need to Pay Attention to As You Are Reaching the Retirement Age

Presenter: Prof. Natalia Lubarsky, Business

Wednesday, March 15, 2017  •  2:00 - 3:00 pm
Technology Center, Room 8322

Book Discussion: The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

Presenter:  Dr. Christina Stern, History

Learn about Maggie Nelson’s pioneering book The Argonauts. Nelson is a winner of the 2016 MacArthur Fellows award. Her book reads as a literary “collage” juxtaposing feminist theory with ruminations on daily life, gender fluidity, and family dynamics.

Bridge Event with CETL’s Last Good Book I Read Series

Thursday, March 16, 2017  •  12:15 - 1:15 pm
Student Union, 3214

Workshop: Joy Breaks Barriers: A Laughter and Comedy Improv Workshop

Presenter: Leslie Russell

Laugh, de-stress, renew your creativity and let your imagination fly in this innovative workshop.

Bridge Event with Jewish Heritage Month.

Thursday, March 16, 2017  •  1:30 - 2:45 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse (8180)

Lecture: Jails and Injustice: Sexism, Racism, and the Ongoing Problem of Differential Treatment

Presenters: Prof. Ashley Okonkwo, Multicultural Studies, and Prof. Sabrina Rieder, Psychology

Professors Okonkwo and Rieder will focus on findings and debates about disparities in the contemporary prison system.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017  •  9:30 - 10:45 am
Technology Center, Ellipse (8180)

Lecture: Rescuers & Resisters: Women During the Holocaust

Presenter: Prof. Carol King-Berkman, History

Professor King-Berkman profiles the stories of heroic women who resisted Nazi policies and who put their own lives in peril to assist their fellow human beings.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017  •  Noon - 1:00 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Slide-Illustrated Lecture: Witch Hunts and the Western World: The Demonization of Women in the Late Medieval to Early Modern Eras

Presenters: Prof. Sabrina Rieder, Psychology, and Prof. Dino Ritsatos, History

Using paintings and other historical sources, Professors Rieder and Ritsatos will explore the history of the “witch hunts” in Europe and the American colonies.

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