DCC Events to Celebrate Women’s History Month

February 21, 2019 – The Dutchess Community College annual celebration of Women’s History will feature a presentation by singer-songwriter Dar Williams, a panel discussion with women in the STEM fields, a lecture by an author/historian and more.

Dr. Catherine Clinton, author and history professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will give a lecture in the James and Betty Hall Theatre between 12:30 and 1:45 p.m. on Feb. 28 about the roles women played during the Civil War and how their wartime participation has been redefined by historians.

Singer-songwriter Dar Williams will be on campus March 5 for a 12:30 p.m. presentation in the James and Betty Hall Theatre where she will talk about the media literacy and cultural awareness she gained over her 25 years as a touring musician.

A panel discussion featuring women who are professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math will take place March 26 between 12:30 and 1:45 p.m. in room 101 of Dutchess Hall.

All events are free and open to the public. A full listing is below.

February 28
Stepdaughters of History: Civil War Women in Black and White
12:30-1:45 p.m., James and Betty Hall Theatre

Catherine Clinton, author and Denham Chair of American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will highlight the roles women played during the Civil War and discuss how historians have redefined female participation in wartime. Clinton is the author of “Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War” among other books.

March 1
Stretch & Relaxation
12–12:50 p.m., Falcon Hall Dance Studio

Kick off Women’s History Month and join Allied Health & Biological Sciences Professor Debbie Van Buren for a Stretch & Relaxation class that combines gentle seated and lying Yoga postures with deep breathing and visualization to provide a sense of calm and restoration.

March 5
Lyceum: Dar Williams
12:30-1:45 p.m., James and Betty Hall Theatre

Williams will share the wisdom of her 25 years as a touring musician and how she gained media-literacy and cultural awareness as she sold over a million albums and clocked in over two thousand gigs. Called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker magazine, Williams has released 10 folk-pop studio albums and authored four books in her two-decade-long career. Her latest album is called “Emerald.”

March 7
The Story Collider
12:30-1:45 p.m., James and Betty Hall Theatre

Three members of The Story Collider troupe will share stories based on themes such as women’s health, women in science and more.

March 21
Women Reading Women
12:30-1:45 p.m., Dutchess Hall, room 101

Members of the DCC community will read poetry and prose selections from female authors centered on the National Women’s History Alliance 2019 theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” Refreshments will be served.

March 26
Women in STEM Discussion Panel
12:30-1:45 p.m., Dutchess Hall, room 101

The Women’s Activities Committee and DCC’s Center for Career and Entrepreneurial Services (CCES) are co-sponsoring a panel to explore college and career paths of women in STEM fields. Laraine Kautz from CCES will participate with panelists Christine Wheate Billeci, architect; Christina Fojas, director of Marist College’s Gross Anatomy Lab; Felicia Keesing, Biology Program director, Bard College; Kristin Mende, clinical assistant professor in Marist College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and Jennifer Rubbo, director of the Environmental Cooperative at Vassar College. Refreshments will be served.

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Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that provides 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.