Women's History Month Events Coming to DCC

 

February 23, 2010 – The Dutchess Community College annual celebration of Women’s History Month will begin with an information fair, and continue through March with Lyceum speakers, an art exhibit, a poetry reading and more.

The kickoff event and information fair will be held on March 2 at 12:30 p.m. in Drumlin Hall; visitors can pick up brochures about women’s issues as well as learn about the month’s activities. That evening at 5 p.m., the Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the “Women’s Studio Workshop” exhibit, running until March 26. The Women’s Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization in Rosendale for female artists. The exhibition will showcase the artists’ talents and illustrate the different media utilized in the creation of book art, papermaking, printmaking and letterpress printing.

The first of the two scheduled Lyceum speakers is Courtney Lynch, who will present “Leading From the Front” on March 4 at 12:30 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. The presentation will focus on 10 key practices that can be utilized to become a powerful leader. Lynch has written a book of the same name, and is the co-founder of “Lead Star,” a consulting firm focused on the leadership development of women in corporations, law firms, not-for-profit organizations, colleges and universities.

The second is Catherine Clinton , who will give a presentation called “Mrs. Lincoln: A Life.” Clinton will discuss the woman who so richly contributed to President Lincoln’s life and legacy. Her book of the same name draws on important new research to illuminate the remarkable life of Mary Lincoln. Other works by Clinton include “Harriet Tubman:  The Road to Freedom,” which was named as one of the best nonfiction books of 2004 by The Christian Science Monitor and the Chicago Tribune. Clinton was on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Bicentennial Commission, and holds a chair in US History at Queen’s University in Belfast.

The complete list of Women’s History Month events is below.

For more information about any of the events, contact Carla DelTreste-Jutt, chairperson of the Women’s History Month Committee, at (845) 431-8556 .

MARCH 1 - 26
WOMEN’S STUDIO WORKSHOP
MILDRED I. WASHINGTON ART GALLERY

The Women’s Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization in Rosendale that encourages female artists to share their voice and vision. This exhibition will not only showcase the artists’ talents, but also demonstrate the possibilities of various media utilized in the creation of book art, papermaking, printmaking, and letterpress printing. An opening reception will be held on March 2.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 12:30 p.m.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH KICKOFF AND INFORMATION FAIR
DRUMLIN HALL

Come join us in our celebration of Women’s History!  There will be a Women’s Information Fair where you can pick up brochures about various women’s issues.  You can also pick up a calendar outlining the activities for the month. Refreshments will be served.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 12:30 p.m.
LYCEUM – COURTNEY LYNCH, ‘LEADING FROM THE FRONT’
JAMES AND BETTY HALL THEATRE

Co-author of “Leading from the Front,” Courtney Lynch will talk about her 10 key practices to becoming a powerful leader. Lynch is the co-founder of “Lead Star,” a consulting firm focused on the leadership development of women in corporations, law firms, not-for-profit organizations, colleges and universities. Lynch’s achievements include her nine years of service as a Marine Officer, managing a top notch sales team for Rational Software and practicing at one of the nation’s leading law firms.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 6
MATH AND SCIENCE MATTER … ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG WOMEN
ALLYN J. WASHINGTON CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND ART

DCC will host its 14th annual “Math and Science Matter … Especially for Young Women” event once again. It provides hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math developed by DCC faculty designed to engage young women and encourage them to explore career opportunities in those fields. There will also be workshops for parents. The program is open to students from the Hudson Valley in grades 5-9. There is a registration fee. Contact the Math, Physical, and Computer Science department at (845) 431-8050 for more information.  The program’s snow date is March 28.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 7 p.m.
LYCEUM – CATHERINE CLINTON, ‘MRS. LINCOLN: A LIFE’
JAMES AND BETTY HALL THEATRE

In her book, “Mrs. Lincoln: A Life,” Catherine Clinton draws on important new research to illuminate the remarkable life of Mary Lincoln. In her talk, Clinton will discuss this long-awaited portrait of the woman who so richly contributed to President Lincoln’s life and legacy. Clinton is also author of “Harriet Tubman:  The Road to Freedom,” which was named as one of the best nonfiction books of 2004 by The Christian Science Monitor and the Chicago Tribune. Clinton was on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Bicentennial Commission, and holds a chair in US History at Queen’s University in Belfast.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 5:30 p.m.
MOVIE – “FREEING SILVIA BARALDINI,” BY MARGO PELLETIER
JAMES AND BETTY HALL THEATRE

The film records the life of former political prisoner Silvia Baraldini, who after 15 years as a political activist in the U.S., was arrested by the FBI in 1982 and sentenced to 43 years in prison. Her story reaches into the intimate corners of a fragile alliance of U.S. revolutionaries, African-American, Puerto Rican and white, who united in their respect for self-determination. Silvia’s story exemplifies the enduring human spirit within the resistance movements as well as the repressive measures instituted against them by the United States government. Margo Pelletier, the director, will attend the screening and Q&A after the film.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 12 p.m.
READING WOMEN
WASHINGTON HALL, STEIN/O’CONNOR LOUNGE

Members of the campus community will pick their favorite poem by Elizabeth Bishop or Lucille Clifton to share. Contact Lucia Cherciu at (845) 431-8431 for more information. Refreshments will be served. 

 

                                 

Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit www.sunydutchess.edu.