Dwight Marvin Library
Voices: A Library Lecture Series - Fall 2016
Fall 2016 Brochure
Voices: A Library Lecture Series - Fall 2016 Photographs by Jane Olivia Greenwood
Cover: City, jpeg, 2015
Center: Orange berries on a Vine, jpeg, 2010
Back: Doors, jpeg, 2016

Jane Olivia Greenwood graduated from the Junior College of Albany, now known as Russell Sage College. Greenwood is a Renaissance woman with many interests besides photography, including landscape design, flower arrangement, sculpture, jewelry making and cooking. She resides in Albany and has a teenage daughter, Olivia Greenwood–Barry.

View the recorded Voices lectures on YouTube.

Mobilizing for a Clean Energy Future
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
1 - 1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

No country or people are immune from climate change, nor can they meet the challenge alone. Aaron Mair, president of the Sierra Club, discusses how all countries and people need to work together pushing and leading their political and environmental organizations to tackle climate change. It will take ambitious action to meet this global challenge.

When Hating Mexicans and Muslims Wins Votes: Xenophobia and its Effects on the 2016 Presidential Election
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Immigration, refugees and terrorism are vying with the economy as the biggest issues of the current presidential election. In the view of some, candidates have staked out positions that are racist and anti-American. Yet, these platforms fit into a long tradition of isolationism in the U.S. and have made several candidates quite popular. Rosemary Armao, journalism professor and investigative reporter, addresses these issues and more.

The Holistic Health Connection
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
11 - 11:50 a.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Laurén Laurino, known as “Dr. Ren,” is a board certified naturopath and an award - winning holistic health advocate. Dr. Ren discusses many facets of a holistic lifestyle, including transmutable and transferable energy, alternative health modalities and an integrative approach to health.

Eyes Wide Open: Human Trafficking in the Capital Region
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
11 - 11:50 a.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Every year, thousands of women and girls are forced into human trafficking right in our own community. Debbie Fowler, founder of Eyes Wide Open NENY, Inc. in Schenectady, and author of “Fragrance in the Desert,” discusses the atrocities of human trafficking and the mission of her organization to provide restorative care, hope and sanctuary to its survivors.

Human Trafficking: An Artist’s Response
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium Lobby

Joanne Von Genderen exhibits her artwork, informed by narratives of both survivors of human trafficking and advocates for change. The complexity of their stories is expressed through the use of multiple layers of paint, images, text and objects. Van Genderen is an artist living in Schenectady.

The Elephant in the Room: Addiction, a Family and Community Disease
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

How do we spot addiction, understand the distinct difference between sobriety and recovery, and support rehabilitation? Brian Farr, a professor in the Chemical Dependency Counseling Department at Hudson Valley Community College, leads a panel discussion to address these issues, along with representatives from Friends of Recovery New York (FOR), a Hudson Valley student in recovery and a local substance abuse clinician.

“The Hungry Heart” (2015)
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Noon
Friday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m.
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Room 014

A documentary film providing an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction as seen by Vermont pediatrician Fred Holmes, who works with patients struggling with this disease. Through his story, we see the many faces and diverse populations of addicts and their continued search for recovery.
Film Length: 93 minutes

Seafood for Keeps
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Chef Ric Orlando, of New World Home Cooking in Saugerties and New World Bistro Bar in Albany, has been a vocal advocate for responsibly sourced food for a quarter of a century. Orlando sheds light on and unravels the facts, information and misinformation swirling around the media regarding farmed fish, wild fish, sustainability and the impact of individual choices on the world. Orlando will demonstrate cooking with responsibly sourced food.

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


Paul E. Calarco
Penny C. Hill
Maryanne C. Pepe

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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