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November 17, 2016

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reading with Margot Mifflin: Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood

Looking for Miss America is the first feminist history of the Miss America pageant. From its start in 1921 as an Atlantic City tourist draw to its current incarnation as a scholarship competition, the pageant has indexed women’s status during periods of social change–the post-suffrage 1920s, the Eisenhower 1950s, the #MeToo era. This ever-changing institution has been shaped by war, evangelism, the rise of television and reality TV, and, significantly, by contestants who confounded expectations.

Spotlighting individuals, from Yolande Betbeze, whose refusal to pose in swimsuits led an angry sponsor to launch the rival Miss USA contest, to the first black winner, Vanessa Williams, who received death threats and was protected by sharpshooters in her hometown parade, Mifflin shows how women made hard bargains even as they used the pageant for economic advancement. The pageant’s history includes, crucially, those it excluded; the notorious Rule Seven, which required contestants to be “of the white race,” was retired in the 1950s, but no women of color were crowned until the 1980s. Written in deeply researched, fast-paced chapters that unpack each decade of the competition,  Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Teaching To Meet The Moment: A Talk on Learning through the Arts in Dark Times
Prof. Amanda Gulla of the Department of Middle and High School Education will give a talk on how to adapt teaching not only to teaching remotely, but to teaching responsively. "Many of our students, and many of ourselves, are at risk and experiencing various levels of trauma. The philosopher Maxine Greene (1998) spoke of the power of art to heal, and to move people "to hold someone's hand and act.""" In this talk, Prof. Gulla will discuss the power of aesthetic education to frame discussions of difficult topics, and show videos of Lehman students performing original poetry to demonstrate how engaging in close readings of works of art and creating their own art in response can help to give voice to our experiences of global events. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12:30 – 1:45 pm


( ID: 830 788 0076


+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

All Day
8th Annual Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College (Multi-Day Event)

The eighth annual three-day Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival will run Wednesday to Friday, November 16-18, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Studio Theater, with evening performances on the 17th and 18th at 7:30p.m. This annual event provides performance and learning opportunities for talented young musicians studying music in New York City and surrounding area schools. More than 250 student musicians perform at this festival each year, which is broadcast live on Bronxnet TV and online at Admission is free and open to the public.

Speech and Theatre Building - (Studio Theatre)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Nutritionist Hours
Want to learn how to eat more healthily? Gained a few pounds over the summer? Come see the nutritionist on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-4:30pm starting September 22nd. Call x 8900 to schedule an appointment.
Old Gym Building
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Post-Election Debriefing
How can we heal after this election? Join us for an open and safe discussion about our feelings after the results of the election. Moderated by Counselors and Student Affairs professionals. Free food and drink.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
What's Next After Graduation for F-1 International Students?
Immigration Attorney Arda Beskardes will discuss employment opportunities via Optional Practical Training (OPT)/ STEM and H1-B. Questions can be forwarded ahead of time to Presented by Arda Beskardes, CUNY Council of International Student Advisors, Immigration Attorney. Space is limited. RSVP only:
Shuster room 336

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