Past Features

March 9, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 4)

Celebrating Women's History Month

Old Gym Building

In honor of Women's History Month, the Women's Studies Program at Lehman will host several events ranging from exhibits to films and lectures. All events are free and open to the public.

  • "Milestones in Women's Leadership and Distinguished CUNY Women Alumni" is an exhibit on display in the Leonard Lief Library all month long. Located on the first floor, the installation explores women as politicians, activists, athletes, and mothers.
  • On Wednesday, March 18, Professor Tyler Schmidt (English) will present a talk on "Racial Ventriloquists: Elizabeth Bishop, Zora Neale Hurston, and the Integrationist Blues" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 221 of Carman Hall.
  • Dr. Mary Childers, author of Welfare Brat: A Memoir and Ombudsperson at Dartmouth College, will visit the campus on Tuesday, March 24, to discuss "Gender, Race, and Politics." Her talk will focus on changes being used to mark the 2008 presidential election as an historical departure and indicator of continuities in how we think about, and deny, the salience of race, class, and gender. The talk will take place in the Gillet Hall Auditorium from 6-8:30 p.m.
  • On Thursday, March 26 the Division of Education and the Women's Studies Program will host a film and panel discussion on "Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman." The panel discussion will focus on how teachers, school counselors, and building leaders can affirm lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered students in K-12 schools. The talk will take place at 7 p.m. in Room B-39 of Carman Hall.

    Panelists will include Dr. Pauline Park, chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy; Professor Larry Tung, filmmaker, Kean University; Professor Stuart Chen-Hayes (Counselor Education/School Counseling, Lehman College); Professor David Fletcher (Middle & High School Education, Lehman College); and Professor Tamisha Bouknight (Counselor Education/School Counseling, Lehman College).

For more information on these events, call 718-960-1160.