February 25, 2014 – The Dutchess Community College annual celebration of Women’s History includes a Lyceum speaker, a panel discussion, a reading of works by female authors and more. The theme for the month is “Inspiring Change.”
The first activity, “Reading Women,” will be held Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the Stein/O’Connor Lounge in Washington Hall. The annual event will be hosted by DCC English Professor Dr. Brenda Squires and will feature members of the DCC community reading selections from female poets.
A Lyceum called “From Rosie the Riveter to Harriet the Homemaker: Women on Screen During and After World War II” will be held on March 6 at 12:30 in Hudson Hall, room 402-B. Rob Edelman, a SUNY Albany professor, film commentator on WAMC (Northeast) Public Radio and contributing editor of Leonard Maltin’s “Movie Guide,” will show film clips to illustrate the changing roles for, and expectations of, American women during and after World War II, as portrayed in Hollywood movies.
On March 28 at noon in Taconic Hall, room 209, a panel discussion will be held featuring representatives from Crime Victims and Rural Migrant Ministry, two active local groups that inspire change in our community. The panel participants will discuss their efforts in the community and talk about how others can effect change.
The complete list of Women’s History Month events follows.
For more information about any of the events, contact Susan Conrad at (845) 431-8534.
NOW – MARCH 28
ART GALLERY EXHIBIT: “TOBY SISSON: THEN & NOW”
MILDRED I. WASHINGTON ART GALLERY, WASHINGTON HALL
The exhibit will feature dozens of paintings by Providence, R.I.-based artist Toby Sisson, whose black and white pieces are abstract, and feature textured and layered surfaces. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 12:30 p.m.
STEIN/O’CONNOR LOUNGE, WASHINGTON HALL
Join DCC English & Humanities Professor Brenda Squires as she hosts this annual event celebrating women and literature. Members of the DCC community will read selections from female poets. Refreshments will be served. For additional information contact Brenda Squires at (845) 431-8453.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 12:30 p.m.
LYCEUM-ROB EDELMAN: “FROM ROSIE THE RIVETER TO HARRIET THE HAPPY HOMEMAKER: WOMEN ON SCREEN DURING AND AFTER
WORLD WAR II”
HUDSON HALL, ROOM 402B
Using film clips, the presentation will illustrate the changing roles for, and expectations of, American women during and after World War II, as portrayed in Hollywood movies. Presenter Rob Edelman is a SUNY Albany professor, film commentator on WAMC (Northeast) Public Radio and contributing editor of Leonard Maltin’s “Movie Guide.” The lecture is made possible by the New York Council for the Humanities Grant through the Speakers in the Humanities program with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
MONDAY, MARCH 24, 5:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON HALL, ROOM 138
Professor Carol Kushner will lead this workshop on writing memoir. Members of the DCC community as well as the greater community are welcome. This workshop is sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) Personal & Professional Development Group. For additional information contact Jacqueline Goffe-McNish at (845) 431-8445 or Carol Kushner at (845) 431-8444.
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 12 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION – INSPIRING CHANGE: HOW LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IMPACT THE COMMUNITY
TACONIC HALL, ROOM 209
This panel discussion will feature representatives from Crime Victims and Rural Migrant Ministry, two active local groups who inspire change in our community. How did these organizations inspire change? Is there a model that others can use? Refreshments will be served. The presentation is co-sponsored with the Human Services Club. For more information about the panel discussion, contact Susan Conrad at (845) 431-8534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 12 p.m.
HUDSON HALL, ROOM 503
Join SUNY Oswego Creative Writing Professor Laura Donnelly for a reading of her poetry. Donnelly's collection of work, “Watershed,” won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editor’s Prize and will be published in September 2014. She also is the author of a chapbook, “Nocturne - Schumann's Letters.” Donnelly's poems explore gender, art, and survival, and are particularly focused on the cultural structures through which women define themselves. The event is sponsored by the DCC Writing Center. For more information call Tom Denton at (845) 431-8436.