Women’s History Month

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – March 2020

Our March Branch meeting on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 2:00PM at the Valley
Cottage Library will feature a panel on “Women in Government”. The panelists are: Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell, Rockland County Human Rights Commissioner Constance Frazier, Larraine Feiden, Chair of the Rockland Women’s Bar Association, Orangetown Supervisor Teresa Kenny, State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey. The event is free and open to the public.

Women’s History Month – March 2018

In celebration of Women’s History Month, our annual women’s history event took place on Saturday, March 24th at the Valley Cottage Library. The program this year was “Women in the Entertainment Arts”. We had a panel of gifted and creative professionals from theater, film and television. The panelists discussed their personal experiences that led to their success in each of their respective fields. They eloquently expressed their thoughts on women’s issues such as pay equity, ageism and sexual harassment and offered insights as to how these issues present themselves in the field of entertainment. Their truthfulness laced with humor made for a lively, inspiring and informative discussion that was appreciated by those who attended. Myrna Silberman

Women’s History Month – March 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 2 – 4 P.M., AAUW Rockland in conjunction with the Rockland League of Women Voters had their annual Women’s History program at the Valley Cottage Library.  This year we had Dr. Anna Mackey Brandt from the Nathan Kline Institute speak about cognitive interventions for healthy aging.  She made us aware of the differences in brain changes of normal aging and disease and the positive effects of cardio fitness.  Her very informative style and clarity of presentation got the undivided attention of the sixty plus people who attended.  There was a question and answer period where the attendees were given a chance to express their concerns and reactions.  Sandy Masiello and Elda Graff provided most of the refreshments.  Sandy Masiello was at the table at the entrance to welcome the guests and give out names tags and AAUW literature.  A pleasant and thought provoking afternoon was had by all.

Thank you Myrna Silberman and your committee for another exceptional women’s history month program.