2011 Women's Studies Residency Workshops and Presentations Open to SUNY Empire State College Community

By Danielle Clum, student, Northeast Center – Saratoga Unit

February 28, 2011

The 2011 Women's Studies Residency is set for March 10 – 12 at 2 Union Ave. (room 126) in Saratoga Springs. Events are open to all SUNY Empire State College students, faculty, professional employees, support staff, alums and Academy for Lifelong Learners who want to attend.Course credit is available only to students who incorporated this residency into their January term registration.

2011 residency guest speaker Liz J. Abzug, who will present "Women, Power and Politics - Unfinished Business" and speak about the legacy of her mother, Bella Abzug.
This year's residency will begin with an opening reception and keynote address on Thursday, March 10 at 5:15 p.m. College President Alan R. Davis will help welcome guest speaker Liz J. Abzug, who will present "Women, Power and Politics - Unfinished Business" and speak about the legacy of her mother, Bella Abzug.

Liz Abzug founded and has directed the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute since 2003. The Leadership Institute embodies the late New York Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug’s signature leadership by mentoring and training high school and college-age women in the development of confidence and skills needed to become effective, dynamic and visionary leaders as well as active and creative participants in civic, political, corporate and community life.

In October 2007, Liz Abzug was named Woman of the Year by the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City. In November 2007, she was named as one of the 21 Leaders of the 21stCentury by Women’s E-News.

Friday, March 11 begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and transitions into an open mic and poetry night as artist and SUNY Empire State College instructor, Peggy Lynn, brings to light the important role women played in shaping the history of New York. Lynn’s original songs and writings encourage a look beyond the textbook to discover women’s amazing accomplishments.

In 1996, Peggy Lynn was selected as the Adirondack Woman of the Year by the Adirondack Business and Professional Women’s Association. In 1998, the Adirondack Girl Scout Council recognized Lynn as an Adirondack Woman of Distinction. Guests are encouraged to bring songs and poetry to share as Peggy Lynn opens up the microphone for the performers in us all!

For a full schedule of residency workshops and events, and to reserve your place, please go to http://www.esc.edu/womensstudies.

Questions should be directed to Womens.studies@esc.edu or Lori McCaffrey at 518-783-6203 ext. 5944. ?