Fall 2020 Voices: A Library Lecture Series’ Speakers Announced

September 8, 2020

Voices: A Library Lecture Series is presented each semester by Hudson Valley Community College to broaden and enrich the scope of studies at the college with talks on timely and enduring issues that are shared with the community.

The lectures are 50-minutes long and this fall will be streamed live online due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings. All are welcome to attend; each lecture can be viewed on the HVCC Streaming Livestream website.

The Evolving Role of Nurses over 100 Years and Multiple Pandemics
Tuesday, Sept. 15, Noon to 12:50 p.m.
Nurses are not immune to living in and working during times of pandemics. Assistant Professor of Nursing at Russell Sage College, Gertrude B. Hutchinson, DNS, RN, will discuss nursing’s role in previous flu pandemics -- 1918 Spanish Influenza, the Asian Flu and the Hong Kong Flu Pandemics, and previous COVID outbreaks such as SARS, MERS COVID-19. Hutchinson will discuss public health inventions of health literacy and nursing education.

Mindfulness for The Busy Person: Why Slowing Down is the Fastest Growing Trend in 2020
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 11 to 11:50 a.m.
Second annual Wellness Lecture: Kim Perone, M.A., C.L.C., a success coach and mindfulness trainer at the Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment (CENTER4C), located in Burnt Hills, introduces mindfulness in a year that has thrown our families, communities and world into a completely different way of being. Learn how to use mindfulness to improve the quality of your experience, raise your level of consciousness, and navigate the new normal.

Elections 2020: A Perspective from Albany
Thursday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
While the United States presidential election is getting most of our attention, all of New York’s congressional and legislative seats are up for re-election. Spectrum News political reporter Susan Arbetter will share her insights on what could happen in the national, state, and local elections and what those results could mean for New York State.

Tiny Homes... From Pinterest Dreams to Affordable Housing
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1 to 1:50 p.m.
The tiny home trend is everywhere – on television, on social media and at tiny home festivals popping up throughout the county. The same questions persist: Why go tiny? Who chooses tiny homes? Are these homes really less expensive? Local businesswoman Brittany McAndrew of Upstate Tiny Homes, who served on the board for the Tiny Home Industry Association, will illuminate this new tiny world.

Using Adversity to Fuel Positive Change
Wednesday, Nov. 11, noon to 12:50 p.m.
Bridie Farrell, a three-time American record-holding speed skater, is the founder of NY Loves Kids, a non-profit advocacy organization for child victims. Farrell, a national spokesperson for sexual abuse survivors, will discuss how surviving child sexual abuse became a platform for change. Farrell’s advocacy for abuse survivors has helped to pass legislation extending the term limits for victims to report their abuse. We will learn about the alarmingly high rates of child sexual abuse and the effects it has on our communities. Farrell will suggest ways we can help.

Hunting as a Conservation Tool
Thursday, Nov. 19, 1 to 1:50 p.m.
Hunting is not only a recreational activity, but also an important wildlife management tool, conservation funding source, organic food supply, and driver for sustainability. Join Katrina Talbot, wildlife biologist at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, for a discussion about the North American Wildlife Conservation Model, and society’s conflicting views about hunting.

More Information

The full Cultural Events Calendar is available at www.hvcc.edu/culture.

Please call Deb Gardner at (518) 629-8071 or email d.gardner@hvcc.edu for more information.

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