Goldee Greene, Vocal Artist
Tom McCoy, Music Director
Diverse Divas in Opera, Jazz & Musical
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie
Get up close and personal with such opera divas as Cleopatra, Tosca and Delilah as well as real-life prima donna’s like Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Mae West and Marlene Dietrich. All this and more as award-winning singer/actor and Off-Broadway playwright Goldee Greene offers Women of Song: Diverse Divas in Opera, Jazz & Musical.
Many genres express the laughter, love, struggles and empowerment of women through the ages. From Handel, Mozart and Puccini, to Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake and Nat “King” Cole. In collaboration with world-class pianist and arranger Tom McCoy, a stirring, wheels-within-wheels evening is in store.
Donations for Days for Girls>> will be collected at this meeting.
You Are Cordially Invited to Attend
POUGHKEEPSIE AAUW ANNUAL MEETING & INSTALLATION DINNER 2019
The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
Gather and Greet 6:00 PM
Dinner and Meeting 6:30 PM
April 14, 2019
April 2, 2019
On March 14, Rachel Somerstein presented a looks at photojournalism through the lens of women and their work, acceptance, and problems in their field of employment. Fewer than thirty percent of the photographs published by major news organizations—Time, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, AFP—are taken by women. Other outlets published a paltry few: six of 99 (Sports Illustrated), three of 50 (NBC News), 12 of 100 (AP). Some, like Buzzfeed News, didn’t run a single photograph taken by a woman. For Dr. Somerstein, these figures are all the more remarkable considering that women outnumber men in undergraduate and graduate photojournalism programs.
On February 14, Leah Feldman and Jason Mark presented the Dutchess County High Risk Case Management Program which was implemented after a series of domestic violence homicides. During the presentation Leah and Mark shared experiences implementing both the High Risk Team model and Lethality Assessment Program model in New York State. The programs have been highly successful and have been shared state wide and in workshops with law enforcement. There was very high interest and many questions by the audience.
On January 10, Jocelyn Johnson-Kearney presented Race Soldier: Growing Up Black in a White Environment in the 1960’s a dramatic presentation based on her memories of growing up as a Black child in an all-white environment during the Civil Rights era of the 1960’s. Ms. Johnson-Kearney combined drama, visual imagery and sound to tell us unique and powerful story.
On Dec 13, 2018, Kelly Lyndgaard and Rachel Hermosillo presented a program explaining how Unshattered, a nonprofit social enterprise, was founded by Kelly Lyndgaard, and how the program is run. They employ women who are “winning their fight against addiction.” Also Rachel Hermosillo, Sales Lead for Unshattered, told her story of addiction and that of a close friend. Many handbags and other products were purchased by those attending.
Once again a car load of gifts for mothers at Grace Smith House was donated by AAUW members.