Several of us have started a YWB discussion group focusing on life transitions, whether into an “empty nest”, into semi-retirement, or whatever. If you are interested, please contact Margaret Loss, Law ‘70 at email@example.com. The next meeting will be a potluck supper at Margaret’s house in Cambridge. The address will be provided to those who sign up.
*This month, to honor September 11th, we will not hold our social on Tuesday but will instead gather on Thursday evening (Sep 20TH).* YaleWomen invites you to share a classic Italian meal with us at Cleveland's oldest restaurant. Bring a friend, a spouse, or a loved one. We look forward to breaking bread with you all!Note: All women affiliated with Yale - recent alumni, undergraduate alumni, graduate school alumni, and “wives of Yale graduates” - are encouraged to attend our socials. We are an open and welcoming group, and we would love to meet you!
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts. Please join YaleWomen Boston for a fall hike at Middlesex Fells in Winchester. This moderate hike winds through a classic New England woodland with sassafras, oak, maple and pine and takes about 2-2.5 hours. We can adapt the length to suit the group on the actual day. The terrain is uneven, with rocks and roots, and undulating, but not difficult. There are lovely reservoir views, and with luck, the fall colors will be showing. This event is kid and dog friendly, although note that Middlesex Fells requires that your dog be kept on a leash. Bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. There is no charge but please rsvp so that we know to wait for you in the parking area. Questions?
Please join us in Golden, CO on Sunday, September 23rd from 5:30 - 8:00pm in the lovely home of Christina Schultz. Christina graduated from SOM in 2004 and has generously agreed to host us for an evening of food and merriment. Please RSVP to Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will provide her address once she received your hearty "YES!". I look forward to catching up and hearing all about summer travels and adventures!
YaleWomen Connecticut is happy to announce our next stop on the Museum Trail – the Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury, CT. Join us on Saturday, September 29 as we visit the home of New England’s first educational academy for African-American women (1833-1834). The museum is a National Historic Landmark and a State Archaeological Preserve. We will take in the general museum offerings and also enjoy a guided tour of the museum’s newest exhibit, “The Story Outlives the Canvas,” which explores the history and legacy of the famous portrait of Prudence Crandall. Our interpreter for this portion of the visit will be Lisa Joseph, the curator of the exhibit.
Exploring the life of Prudence Crandall (1803-1890), Connecticut’s State Heroine, prompts relevant reflection on life in America throughout history. Her commitment to teaching African-American women made her a national symbol for abolition, and local response was swift and strong in its opposition. Harassment and mob violence forced the school to close in 1834. Prudence Crandall’s legacy in legislation and court battles includes the 1833 CT “Black Law”, the 1857 Dredd Scott arguments, and also the 1954 Brown Vs. Board of Education of Topeka.
I said in my heart, here are my convictions. What shall I do? Shall I be inactive and permit prejudice, the mother of abominations, to remain undisturbed? Or shall I venture to enlist in the ranks of those who with the Sword of Truth dare hold combat with prevailing iniquity? I contemplated for a while the manner in which I might best serve the people of color. As wealth was not mine, I saw no other means of benefiting them, than by imparting to those of my own sex that were anxious to learn, all the instruction I might be able to give, however small the amount. - PRUDENCE CRANDALL, 1833
Saturday, September 29; 10:00-11:30am Tour; 11:45 Optional Brunch at DayBreaks Diner
The Prudence Crandall Museum
1 S Canterbury Rd.
Canterbury, CT 06331
(Intersection of Routes 169 and 14)
$6 Admission; Free for children ages 12 and younger
Optional pay-as-you-go brunch at 12:15 a short drive away from the museum at:
43 Railroad Ave.
Plainfield, CT 06374
To Karen Warner email@example.com by September 22 for tour and optional lunch.
PLEASE NOTE: The museum's first floor is fully accessible.
For more information:
“Prudence Crandall,” Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame
Diana Moraco, “Prudence Crandall Fights for Equal Access to Education,”
Please join YaleWomen Boston for a special opportunity to meet playwright Eleanor Burgess ’07 during the August 31st through October 6th run of her play The Niceties at the Huntington Theatre Company! A Brookline native, Eleanor describes The Niceties as “a story about academic power and liberal dogmas, about frighteningly smart people and the stories we tell ourselves about history – it’s made for this city.” After the 2 pm performance on the 29th, Eleanor will be doing a talkback, focusing on how we talk about and teach history, including painful elements of American history. For those interested in gathering for lunch before the performance, we will make a reservation at The Beehive at 12:15 pm. Please rsvp here so that we can reserve enough seats at the restaurant. You must purchase your own ticket to the play.
The Washington Post describes The Niceties as “a barnburner of a play! Destined to be performed everywhere. One of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.”
Learn more or purchase tickets at the Huntington Theatre website.
Read The Boston Globe article here.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Madar, firstname.lastname@example.org, (617) 875-4384
You are invited to join YaleWomen Atlanta on Sunday, October 7 at 230 pm to watch the Alliance Theatre's production William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
YaleWomen Atlanta and their guests will bel able to purchase tickets at a special rate of $40(standard tickets are $59) to view the production. Please use code YUAlUMNI. Ticketholders will also have access to the botanical garden.
We hope to see you there!
Please join YaleWomen Atlanta on Sunday, October 7 at 2:30 pm to watch the Alliance Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
YaleWomen Atlanta and their guests will be able to purchase tickets at a special rate of $40(standard tickets are $59) to view the production. Please use code YUALUMNI. Ticketholders will also have access to the botanical garden. You do not need to bring chairs for the production.
We hope to see you there! Guests and family are welcome!