Gloria Steinem, a writer, lecturer, editor and feminist, travels throughout the world as an organizer and lecturer on issues of equality. As the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month at Bergen Community College, Ms. Steinem will discuss the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse.
Ms. Steinem will speak at the College on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gymnasium on the College’s main campus in Paramus.
“Women’s History Month provides the College community with an opportunity to learn about women’s ever-changing roles in society through a series of lectures, panel discussions, a health and wellness forum, and networking session,” said Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan, president of Bergen Community College. “Ms. Steinem focuses on social issues of global concern that affect men and women.”
Ms. Steinem has been active in various political and social causes. She is a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and her books “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions” and “Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem” were best sellers.
Tickets for Gloria Steinem are $35 for the community. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.bergen.edu/gloriasteinem or call (201) 447-7488.
Female Art Exhibition “Threads of Continuity”
Women’s History Month kicks off on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 with “Threads of Continuity,” an exhibition that honors female artists’ contributions to art through a variety of themes and diverse painting styles. The opening is from 6-to-8 p.m. at Gallery Bergen on the College’s main campus in Paramus. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will continue through Saturday, March 26, 2011. For additional information about the exhibit, please visit www2.bergen.edu/gallerybergen . Check the Website for daily hours.
Women’s History Month Luncheon
The month-long celebration concludes with a luncheon on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 12 p.m. in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center in Paramus. Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan, the county’s first woman county executive, and Devon Kinch, author of “Pretty Penny,” are the keynote speakers. Tickets are $20; BCC staff and students are $7.
Included below is a full listing of events for Women’s History Month. All of the events take place on the College’s main campus in Paramus.
• Tuesday, March 1
"Threads of Continuity;" Exhibit Opening
6 to 8 p.m.
• Thursday, March 3
Dr. Manju Banerjee, Associate Director of the Center for Students with Disabilities,
University of Connecticut
11 a.m., Room C-313
• Friday, March 4
Film "Iron Jawed Angels"
Popcorn provided/bring brown bag lunch.
11 a.m., Moses Family Meeting and Training Center
• Tuesday, March 8
Bring your Daughter/Mother to Campus
8 a.m. Ciccone Theater Lobby
• Tuesday, March 8
Health and Wellness Forum
Discussions, demonstrations and information session; sponsored by Active Center for Health and Wellness
2 p.m., Moses Family Meeting and Training Center
• Friday, March 11
Women in Sports Documentary Discussion
Sue Macy - author of “Books on Women’s Sports History”
Ernestine (Teeny) Petras - former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Gold Glove Shortstop (1943-1954); documented in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own”
Toshiko D’Elia - international and nationally ranked long-distance runner
Toni Plantamura-Rossi - Bergen Community College adjunct professor, wellness and exercise science
11:30 a.m., Room C-313
• Monday, March 14
Women Business Leaders
Terri O’Connor - Terri O’Connor Real Estate
Laura Carabello - International PR, marketing and communications
Patricia Preztunik - In-home healthcare franchise owner
Toni Plantamura-Rossi - business franchise owner/operator
3:30 p.m., Room C-211
• Wednesday, March 16
Special Panel Discussion/Tea with United Nations Women Ambassadors
3 p.m., Room C-211
• Thursday, March 17
Artist Panel Discussion
12:30 p.m., Gallery Bergen
• Friday, March 18
3 p.m., Gymnasium
• Monday, March 28
Gloria Steinem, writer, editor and feminist
6:30 p.m., Gymnasium
• Tuesday, March 29
Film "Madame Curie"
12:30 p.m., Room C-325
• Wednesday, March 30
Women's History Month Luncheon
12 p.m., Tech-128
For additional information, about the Women’s History Month Program, please call the College’s School of Continuing Education at (201) 447-7488.
Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu) based in Paramus is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling nearly 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields.