THE COLLEGE OF NEW
ROCHELLE TO MARK WOMEN'S
ROCHELLE, NY, February 23,
2006 -- In honor of Women's History Month in March, The College of New
will host the annual Elvira M. Dowell '36 Lecture and a women’s film
its Main Campus in New Rochelle. Both events are open to the public.
2006 Dowell Lecture
Wednesday, March 8,
Romita Auditorium in Mooney Center
documentary “Running in High Heels”
Discussion: “Does My
Feminism Go With These Shoes?
Women, Power, and
Sponsored by the
Women’s Studies Department
in the School of Arts & Sciences
Dowell Lecture series was
endowed by Dr. George B. Dowell, in memory of his sister, Elvira M.
1936 graduate of the School of Arts & Sciences.
Dowell Lecturer will be producer/director Maryann T. Manelski. She will
present as CNR conducts a screening of her documentary on women and
the contemporary United
States, "Running in High Heels,”
followed by her remarks on "Does My
Feminism Go With These
Shoes? Women, Power and Politics."
film follows a few months in the life of 29-year-old Emily Csendes,
as she wraps up campaigning for her first political office -- a State
seat in New York’s
29th District. As a Republican running a small time local
campaign in big
city Democratic territory, Emily inspires hope from many people
regardless of their
political leanings. “Running in
High Heels” skillfully weaves
women from the left and right of the American political spectrum, and
upon emotional hot buttons such as victimhood, feminism, the gender
competition among women. Most
importantly, this film is about what women say about politics and how
to directing and appearing in “Running
in High Heels,” Maryann
spent 17 years working behind the scenes in film, television and home
video distribution. She
graduated from New York University's Tisch School
of the Arts with a degree in Film and Television.
College of New Rochelle, $5 suggested donation
Friday, March 3, 7:30-9:30
Auditorium in Mooney Center
was selected as the only metro-NY
area participant in the 5th Annual LUNAFEST, a national event hosted
in more than 35 cities during 2005-2006. The eight film shorts -- made
and about women -- cover a wide range of topics and issues facing women
For this year’s line-up, click
All net proceeds will go to The
Breast Cancer Fund (TBCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to
the environmental causes of breast cancer.
For details, call (914) 654-5567.
** There is a
handicap-accessible front entrance to Moponey Center.
For directions to the Main Campus, click here. For
the latest updates to the events listed above, please log on to: www.cnr.edu.
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The first Catholic college for women in
State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline
Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and
schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for
learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. The
campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles
of New York City. The College maintains five other campus
locations in New York City. Visit the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.