SCCNYC Events Have Been Updated
Thursday, August 27, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Let your eyes, mind, and heart do the walking with fellow members of the SCCNYC community on a guided virtual tour of the New-York Historical Society’s compelling exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow. Participants may ask questions of the expert NYHS docent during the 45-to-50-minute tour consisting of art, artifacts, photographs, and media but will also be provided the opportunity to engage in a 10-to-15-minute interactive Q&A session at the end of the tour.
Originally opened at the NYHS in 2018 to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition explores the Black struggle for full citizenship and racial equality, spanning periods from the end of the Civil War and slavery in 1865 up to World War I. This period was marked by achievements of citizenship and legal equality and retrenchment to ‘separate but equal’ under the harsh backlash of Jim Crow (1877 to mid-1950s).
Image credits available at https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/black-citizenship-age-jim-crow
Cost: members $5; non-members $10
The Zoom link and password details will be shared a few days before and again on the day of the event.
Thursday, September 10th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Florie Seery ’83, a veteran of the New York theater world and an engaged executive leader for inclusion and diversity within the theater community will share her exciting journey from theater major at Smith to a 30-year career in theater management, working on over 100 productions On and Off-Broadway, and finally to her newest role as the Associate Dean and Managing Director of Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre.
Highlights of this Alum profile Zoom session will include:
* Florie’s beginnings in the theater world facilitated and strengthened through mentorship and opportunity.
* Notes on theater production: What is theater management and producing? What does a general manager do? What are the differences between the commercial theater and the not-for-profit theater?
* Equity, diversity, and inclusion in theater: the formation of the EDI Committee at the Manhattan Theatre Club and the anti-racist work happening in theater at this moment.
The Zoom link and password details will be shared on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
Tuesday, September 15th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Travel virtually across continents to Tanzania with Jean Merrill ’69, neuroscientist and award-winning photographer and volunteer teacher in the English Fluency Program at SEGA (Secondary Education for Girls Advancement) School in Morogoro, Tanzania. SEGA is a secondary school which focuses on educating promising girls whose futures are at risk due to poverty, disease, sexual exploitation, child labor, violence, and malnutrition. With a photojournalist’s touch, Jean will introduce you to Tanzania, its topography, history, British education system, and the SEGA School traversing the school’s cycle of learning, community service, traditions and joyous celebrations, including graduation.
The English Fluency Program, started in 2015 by Smith graduate Sherley Young, was designed to solidify the students’ English language skills since English is required for their secondary studies of 11 different subjects. Jean discusses what lies ahead for these future women of Tanzania, including dreams of advanced education, at home and abroad, potentially including attendance at Smith College.
The Zoom link and password details will be shared on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
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