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A School for Girls in Morogoro, Tanzania: Becoming Both a Teacher and a Student

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. 

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The Zoom link and password details will be shared a few days prior to, and on the day of the event.


 


The First Jews in America: Freedom and Culture in the New World

Thursday, September 24th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Interested in the history of how Jewish settlers came, not without controversy, to inhabit the New World? How Jews, a small fraction of the population in colonial America and the young United States, negotiated freedoms and made a mark on American culture? Please join NYC Smith alumnae and guests for a second New-York Historical Society 1-hour guided virtual tour “The First Jews in America: Freedom and Culture in the New World.”

The tour captures the journey of a people compelled to leave ancestral lands in Europe and homes in South America and the Caribbean through a controversial arrival in New Amsterdam in 1654 to the attainment of unprecedented political freedoms in early 19th century New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston. Rare portraits, drawings, maps, documents, and ritual objects from the 18th and 19th century will illuminate how Jewish society (artists, writers, activists among them) adopted American ideals, giving birth to a new Jewish American tradition, all the while struggling to remain distinct and socially cohesive.

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Limit: 50 participants.

Cost: $5 members and non-members

You must be registered before 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 24, 2020, to join the event.

The Zoom link and password details will be shared a few days prior and again on the day of the event.


2020 Smith College Club of New York Annual Meeting

Tuesday, September 29th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Learn about what the Club accomplished this past year and what is planned coming up, share your ideas for activities and events, and vote on the proposed board slate for the 2020-21 year. All Smith grads welcome; only current members can vote.

Location: Virtual (Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants)
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Your vote is important to us. If you are a current member unable to attend the meeting, please complete this proxy form by 9:00 PM ET on Monday, September 28, 2020


From Script to Screen, with Betsy Alton, ‘90

Thursday, October 1st, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 

How DOES a script get made into a movie or a TV show? If you work in the film industry or are interested in doing so, or if you are just curious, please join the Smith College Club of New York City for this inside look at work behind the scenes in film and television. With 30 years’ experience as a Production Manager in the Film and Television Industry, Betsy Alton will reveal what it’s like to work on projects from the point of receiving the script to getting it “in the can”, sharing her experiences on TV shows and movies like “Sex and The City”, “Bad Moms", “Shutter Island”, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, “Power" and “City on a Hill”.

What is the Role of the Production Manager? Have you ever wondered what a gaffer is? What does a key grip do? What does craft service mean? During this hour-long talk, you will learn about the many roles required to realize productions, followed by Q&A, networking, and sharing film industry experiences.
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The Zoom link and password details will be shared a few days prior and again on the day of the event. 






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