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FOOD INSECURITY IN SCHENECTADY AND WHAT WE'RE DOING ABOUT IT!
Speaker: Natalie Schubel, MPH, Schenectady County Public Health Services
Natalie Schubel earned her Master's in Public Health from the University at Albany School of Public Health in 2013. Ms. Schubel became a Public Health EducaHon Coordinator for Schenectady County Public Health Services. She currently is the Project Director of the Partnerships to Improve Community Health grant. In her role, she works to foster teamwork across diverse populaHons of stakeholders including community based organizaHons, foundaHons, advocacy organizaHons, and healthcare pracHHoners.
Ms Schubel will describe food insecurity, food deserts and explore Schenectady data relaHng to both issues. Lastly, local soluHons will be discussed including work with food pantries and ways that interested residents can get involved.
The cost of the buﬀet is $20.
We will have a choice of Caesar salad, grilled chicken and baked scrod with rolls, desert, coﬀee or tea.
To reserve your spot, call Connie Young (518-393-7061) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine has taught French and Spanish in various school systems. She also has owned a restaurant and been a manager of a cafe at a Borders book Store. She is an avid folk singer and has published poetry.
Catherine joined the LWV in January 2017 because of it's non-partisan mission. She also joined AAUW at the same time. Her interests are helping with voter registration and candidate forums.
Heide is a retired language teacher (English, German and Latin). She taught all over the country for 30 years. She came to the United States at the age of 26 and has been a US citizen for 3 years. She plans to volunteer this fall for the League Citizenship Monitoring Program. Other League interests include helping with the Candidate Forum and Voter Registration.
Her hobbies include walking, reading and sewing.
Join a reading and discussion series at the Albany Institute where participants will examine the history of women's suffrage movement on the 100th anniversary of New York State's passage of women's right to vote.
The discussion leader will be author and educator Giacomo Calabria. Calabria is the author of the 2014 thriller The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy and has been praised by the Times Union as "a confident and masterful storyteller."
We will read about the women's suffrage movements in the United States and around the world from the American Revolution to the modern era, track changes within the movement, study important speeches, delight over misadventures and anecdotes, listen to recordings from the phonograph to the digital era, and ultimately transform the last 250 years of history into a lens for better appreciating and understanding the nation we live in today.
All required readings are available FREE online.
To register for the program contact Patrick Stenshorn, Education Coordinator at 518-464-4478 ext. 405 or email@example.com
This program is made possible by a grant to the Albany Institute of Art and History from Humanities New York Series Syllabus
Program texts Week 1- Introduction:Revolution Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams (March 31, 1776) Declaration of the Rights of Woman, Olympe de Gouges (1791)
Week 2-The Watershed: Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments (1848) Discourse on Woman, Lucretia Mott (1850)
Week 3-Slavery, Suffrage, and Civil War Speech at Pennsylvania Hall, Angelina Grimké Weld (1838) A Petition for Universal Suffrage (1865) Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association, Sojourner Truth (May 9, 1867)
Week 4-Trial Remarks by Susan B. Anthony in the Circuit Court (June 1873) Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States (1876)
Week 5-World War Freedom or death, Emmeline Pankhurst (1913) Why Women Should Vote, Jane Addams (1915)
Week 6-Universal Rights Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1920) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
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