Women’s Personal and Professional
WOMEN’S PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROUP
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Washington Hall, Room 138
Dutchess Community College
"Africa and Feminism"
Dr. Nada Halloway
Feminism, in Western societies, has always been presented as a universal movement that worked to right the wrongs done to women regardless of race, color, or creed. However, this position has been and continues to be challenged by African women. The contention is based on the notion that sisterhood is global and as such, women, regardless of cultural backgrounds, share a common oppression. We will look at the nature of feminism and whether it is global in its representation.
Dr. Nada Halloway is Assistant Professor of English, Manhattanville College. She received her PhD in 2004 from Stony Brook University , SUNY. She Teaches classes in Victorian History and Literature, Post-colonial History and Literature, and Feminist Theory.
Fourth Tuesday of each month, except December, July & August
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Meetings will take place in Washington Hall
Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie.
Contact person: Jacqueline Goffe-McNish 845-471-7220,
Topics for 2012-13
|October 23||Budgeting||Adrienne Haynes||136|
|November 27||Journaling||Angela Batchelor||136|
|January 22||The Power of One||Wendy Maragh Taylor||138|
|February 26||Kitchen Savvy||Ruth Howell-Johnson||138|
|March 26||Motivation||Paula Perez||138|
|April 23||Women's Health Issues||Eva Williamson||138|
|May 28||Africa and Feminism||Nada Halloway||138|
|June 25||Writing Memoirs||Carol Kushner||138|
|July 23||Security for Women||Nyhisha Gibbs||138|
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
"Women’s Health Issues:
An opportunity to get the inside story."
Leslyn Eva Williamson
This is a discuss Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Gynecological cancers. There will also be a discussion of stroke and diabetes in women.
Lesyln is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz BSN, New York Medical College MPH, and Mercy College MSN. She is also certified in Nurse Executive through the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Lesyln has been in healthcare for over 30 years, as early as a candy striper (volunteer) to Director of Nursing services. Currently she is at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco as a Director of Nursing..
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Drive to Move Forward using the Self Determination Model
Before we can begin a meaningful discussion on Self Determination and Motivation we need to articulate to ourselves what is important to us…what we want to achieve! At some point we got lost in our day to day, most of what we do every day is because we are “suppose” to do it. It’s just who we are. Teacher, mother, sister, daughter, girl friend…..I could go on! We walk into the classroom prepared to dispense knowledge, teach a skill, and prepare students for the world ahead. Sometimes we are rewarded with the acknowledgment or affirmation of the fruits of our labor. More times than not though, we receive little feedback and then tend to get caught up on the outside issues or politics of our environment.
My discussion is for those who have a goal in mind, one they desire, feel the work involved is worth it and most importantly believe it’s attainable. Without putting into words what you want, the likelihood of attaining it runs the risk of getting lost, put on the backburner and sometimes forgotten.
The workshop is designed to harness your strengths, acknowledge your challenges and set a plan in motion, so that you will achieve your goals.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
A well stocked kitchen pantry and a little creativity will have your family and friends thinking you spent hours in the kitchen…just for their delight!
Join in a pallet pleasing discussion about how to fine tune your kitchen savvy that allows you to produce spectacular menus, and put together an impromptu dinner party, or brunch for “ladies day out” or, just prepare tasty, healthy, cost effective meals for yourself and your family.
Ruth Howell-Johnson is a personal chef and caterer. Her catering business, Essence of Ta-Nehisi Cuisine, offers a variety of delicious, healthy and affordable restaurant quality meals personalized to your taste. No artificial ingredients are used and vegetarian/vegan meals are also available. Cooking since age 9, and mostly self taught, Ruth has established herself as a chef who prepares every meal with love and pride.
Ruth says, “having a meal prepared by Essence of Ta-Nehisi Cuisine is like being pampered like a celebrity, at a fraction of the cost.”
Visit www.essenceofta-nehisicuisine to view full catering menu.
January 22, 2013
The Power of You
Wendy Maragh Taylor
"Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service..." - MLK, Jr.
Join in a thought-provoking discussion about how you can use your individual power and professional skills to change lives, and possibly transform your own in the process.
- Identify abilities/talents
- Learn how to determine the communities (local or abroad) on which to focus
- Develop a plan to be personally invested
Wendy Maragh Taylor is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with individuals, families and groups through community-based organizations, colleges/universities, public schools and other organizations for over 15 years. Educating and empowering people to reach their full potential, she seeks to help people find their voice and space in the world so they can better their lives. Wendy earned her Bachelors from Brown University and Masters from New York University. To read the life lessons Wendy offers on her blog, visit www.wendyslifeworks.wordpress.com.
October 23, 2012
Is Your Budget Being Choked by Your Mood(s)??
Business: Tax Prep Plus: tax preparation for individual and small businesses; seminars and private consultations on creating personal spending plans.
Lead Instructor and facilitator for the Center’s “Financial Literacy 101” curriculum. Conduct credit & budget counseling to assist customers in improving their financial future. Conduct one-on-one foreclosure prevention counseling sessions with customers; assist in restructuring and/or re-prioritizing household expenses.
November 27, 2012
Journaling From the Heart: What happens when you write it down
An interactive journaling workshop where participants learn:
- How to activate the brain for play
- Turn dreams into reality
- Polish goals and ideas
- Create a memorial stone
- Wake up! Pay attention! Don't miss this detail!
Studies have shown that when you show your earnestness and intention by writing it down,something opens up. The word gets out. Then activity in one area generates movement in another.
If you have never kept a journal, it’s time to start. If you are seasoned, enhance your journaling.
Bring a pen, notebook, laptop, ipad, iphone; whatever you need to write it down and make it happen. Angela, the workshop leader, will also share the pages of her journal and how when she wrote it down….amazing things happened.
Angela, author of The Other Side of Motherhood, Mercy on the Journey and WWJD?, is a journal-keeper and blogs her stories weekly at Angchronicles. Her essays has been anthologized in Contemporary American Women: On Defining Passages, The Truth about the Fact: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction, and A Cup of Comfort for Christians. Her work has also appeared in Hudson Valley Parent, Dutchess Magazine, Poughkeepsie Journal, Upscale, and other publications. When she’s not chronicling her tales, she’s writing other stuff, teaching and speaking about writing. Angela, an adjunct instructor of English at Dutchess Community College, holds a MA in Creative Writing, which she is now converting to an MFA and is currently shopping around for a historical young adult fiction novel, and her memoirs about journal writing. Visit her website. Of course you may know her as Angela Batchelor.