Sage Celebrates Women's History Month

March 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

In celebration and recognition of Women’s History Month, Russell Sage College (RSC) has planned events during March to explore women’s issues and to commemorate and honor the role of women.  The theme for 2012 is “Women’s Educa­tion - Women’s Empower­ment.”   Reflections on women's issues is a perfect fit at Russell Sage College, a private college for women.  RSC is one of the only schools in the country to feature a curriculum grounded in women's experience where women gain a strong sense of their own power and potential, and become "women of influence" in their careers and their communities.  Please join us in celebration of Women’s History Month. 

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Women’s History Month Convocation
Monday, March 12, 2012 7:00 pm
Bush Memorial Hall, Russell Sage College, Troy

Professor, author, and activist Virginia Eubanks will speak about feminist participatory action research and community activism, which are explored in her book, Digital Dead End.  Eubanks co-founded the Popular Technology Workshops which serve as a place for ordinary people to come together to define and combat the social, economic and political injustices of the information age. She is a co-founder of Our Knowledge, Our Power: Surviving Welfare, a welfare rights and anti-poverty organization, and is on the Board of Directors of Holding Our Own: A Fund For Women, the only grants-giving organization in the region that funds only programs dedicated to advancing feminist social change. Her activism and scholarship are grounded in the idea that people closest to problems have the best information about them, and are most invested in creating smart and sustainable solutions.  She teaches in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University at Albany. 

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Revolution on the Runway
Friday, March 16, 2012 7:00 pm
Bush Memorial Hall, Russell Sage College, Troy

The Helen M. Upton Center at Russell Sage College in collaboration with the Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) are presenting a fashion show of clothing and accessories from the RCHS collections.  The Helen M. Upton Center was founded in 1990 to be the intellectual and community focus for Women's Studies and women's issues at Russell Sage College.  

The event is part of a unique joint research project by Russell Sage students and the RCHS staff to explore trends in gender, fashion, and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries in the United States. 

Ten examples form the RCHS collection, representing a 100 year time span, illustrate how the clothing we wear tells a story about ourselves and society.  Costumes will be presented in a runway-style event designed to educate and entertain.  Tickets range from  $10 - $50 and are free for all Sage students with ID.  Discounted admission is available for RCHS members and Sage alumnae/alumni.

For tickets and additional information:  (518) 272-7232 x 12  www.rchsonline.org