Pitt-Bradford will kick off its Women’s History Month activities March
4 with a visit from ecologist, author and cancer survivor, Dr. SandraSteingraber.
Other events will include the annual
Empty Bowls and Baskets dinner, a performance by a Supremes tribute group and a
Steingraber, an internationally
recognized authority on the environment’s links to cancer and human health,
will speak at 11 a.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room. She is the author of
“Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the
Environment” and “Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood.”
On March 20, the Empty Bowls and
Baskets Dinner will raise awareness of hunger while raising money for The
Friendship Table. The $10 admission provides a simple meal of homemade soups
and breads and a bowl, basket or napkin set to take home as a reminder of those
whose bowls and baskets are empty. The dinner will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.
in the University Room.
Later on March 20, SupremeReflections: The Ultimate Tribute to Diana Ross and The Supremes, will perform
some of the greatest music of the Motown period. The show, which is $16 to $20
for the public and $5 for all students, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the
Bromeley Family Theater. Those attending the show are also invited to attend a
pre-show ’60s-themed party with refreshments. The cost for faculty and staff is
$12 to $16.
On March 29, the Women’s History
Month Celebration Committee is co-hosting a “Gift from the Sea” literary
luncheon with the Bradford Area Public Library’s One Book Bradford. The event,
which will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the University Room, is designed to
nourish body, mind and soul as diners lunch, visit and learn about Anne Morrow
Lindbergh’s book “Gift from the Sea.”
Lindbergh is the subject of One Book
Bradford’s main selection, “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin. Tickets
for the luncheon are $10 and are available at the library.
In the final event, Warren native
LouAnne Johnson, a former U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps Officer, high
school teacher and college professor, will read from her works at noon April 1 in
the University Room. Johnson’s best-selling memoir, “My Posse Don’t Do
Homework,” has been translated into eight languages and was adapted for the
movie “Dangerous Minds.”
Also during March, Hanley Library
will display items related to influential women in the history of Pitt-Bradford
in its lobby.
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