Dwight Marvin Library
Voices: A Library Lecture Series - Spring 2017
Spring 2017 Brochure
Voices: A Library Lecture Series - Spring 2017 Artwork by Dennis Herbert
Cover: Front Cupid, iron pieces, Cupid, 2012
Inside: Tags, found box, tags, porcelain figurine, 2009
Back: Gauges, found objects, mixed media, 2011

View the recorded Voices lectures on YouTube.

Dr. King's Journey: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Terrence L. Melvin, secretary-treasurer of the New York State AFL-CIO, reflects on the state of civil rights in America since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What progress has been made? What challenges do we still face? What do we need to do to keep moving forward?

Inez Milholland and the New York Suffrage Movement
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
1 - 1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Outspoken New York suffragist and labor lawyer Inez Milholland was a leader in the women's movement in the early 20th century. Margaret Bartley, writer, history teacher and Essex County historian, discusses Milholland's life and her work's powerful impact on our state legislature to grant women the right to vote.

Antarctica: Life on the Ice
Thursday, March 2, 2017
1 - 1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Susan Fox Rogers, visiting associate professor of writing at Bard College, discusses her experiences living at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and on the ship Antigua in the Arctic. Rogers draws on historic narratives of polar exploration as she discusses life at the ends of the earth.

Art and Photographs for the Blind: 3DPhotoWorks
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Reflecting on his career as an award-winning, Vietnam War photographer and world traveler, John Olson set out to develop a means by which the blind and visually impaired could experience art and photographs through the sense of touch. Olson discusses his effort to develop a 3-dimensional technique to make art tactile.

The Buzz About Bees
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium Lobby

Honey bees are responsible for pollinating up to one third of the fruits and vegetables we eat every day. Besides this most important role, honey bees live a fascinating social life. Honey bees and wild pollinators also are important to the health of the environment. Currently, honey bees and many other pollinators are under stress from a variety of sources. Loss of habitat, parasites, disease and pesticide exposure contribute to the decline in bee populations. Tom Della Rocco, Albany County executive director with the USDA Farm Service Agency, discusses the life of honey bees and the threats they face.

Water Quality Down the Drain
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Water contamination affects all of us. Sewage overflows, lead, PCBs, PFCs and unregulated chemicals impact drinking water and recreational water use throughout New York State. Elizabeth Moran, the water and natural resources associate at Environmental Advocates of New York, discusses the crises in Hoosick Falls, Newburgh and Petersburgh, and in other New York State regions. Join us to learn what you can do to protect our most precious natural resource.

In Appreciation

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Print Shop
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Office of Communications and Marketing

Committee Members

Jennifer Burns
Sushmita Chatterji
Bonnie Cook
Anne Dearing
Brenda Hazard
Cynthia Koman
Robert Matthews
G.G. Roberts
Patricia Watt

For information call (518) 629-7336.
If you have a disability and require any reasonable accommodations or an interpreter,
please contact the Center for Access and Assistive Technology at (518) 629-7154 or TDD (518) 629-7596.

Mission Statement
The mission of Voices: A Library Lecture Series is to broaden and enrich the scope of studies at Hudson Valley Community College by presenting speakers on timely and enduring issues and freely sharing these lectures and discussions with the community.

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