HVCC’s Fall 2023 Voices: A Library Lecture Series Begins Sept. 25

September 19, 2023

Talks by four guest lecturers will be held in the BTC Auditorium.

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series, which aims to broaden and enrich the scope of studies at Hudson Valley Community College by presenting speakers on timely and enduring issues, will feature four programs for the Fall 2023 semester. All are welcome to attend the free programs, which will be held in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium on the Troy campus.

Is It Love? Dating Detox – Monday, Sept. 25, 12 to 12:50 p.m.
Nearly half of U.S. adults have experienced an incident of abuse in an intimate relationship. The reality of this statistic means many of us will know someone who has experienced or is experiencing some form of maltreatment. Is there a difference between a “toxic” relationship and an “abusive” relationship? Reanna Savage and Mike Fonda, from St. Peter’s Crime Victim Services, invite you to join them in an open, unbiased discussion on knowing the differences between the two, with an equal focus on also recognizing the “green flags” and healthy behaviors of positive relationships.

The American Red Cross: Service in Action – Monday, Oct. 23, 1 to 1:50 p.m.
Ever since its founding by Clara Barton in 1881, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to serving people in need. The world has changed a great deal in 140 years, but the American Red Cross remains committed to its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering with a workforce that is 90% volunteer and the generous support of donors. Kevin Coffey, regional CEO, American Red Cross of Eastern NY, will describe how its humanitarian services are delivered down the street, across the country and around the globe.

Getting Started in the Stock Market – Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2 to 2:50 p.m.
Are you interested in investing and don’t know where to begin? Join a discussion about financial literacy and the stock market. A panel of students will talk with Wealth Manager Todd Silaika, HVCC class of ’90, who is a nationally-recognized investment specialist.

Rescue, Rehab, Protect and Preserve – Tuesday, Nov. 14, 12 to 12:50 p.m.
Ellen Kalish, founder and executive director of Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Ulster County, will bring a falcon, owl and hawk from the sanctuary to discuss their rescue and rehabilitation. She will share each bird’s story and discuss reasons why it is important to protect habitat and preserve bird species.

A full schedule of HVCC’s Fall Cultural Events is available at www.hvcc.edu/culture. For more information, please call (518) 629-8071 or email d.gardner@hvcc.edu

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