Friday, March 6, 2009

Women's History Month on Roosevelt Island - A Midwife's Tale (March 15) Plus Nellie Bly's Audacious Adventure (March 28) Film Presentations

Image of Women's History Month Flyer From RIOC

March is Women's History Month and RIOC has scheduled the following events.
Women's History Month
March 1st- 31st
Enjoy two film and lecture series of dynamic women who shaped cities and nations.
When : Sunday March 15th at 2pm
Where : RIVAA Gallery, 527 Main Street
Midwives Presentation
Film : A Midwife's Tale
Speaker: Megan Elias-Professor of Women's Studies Queensboro Community College

Nellie Bly Presentation
When : Saturday, March 28th at 2pm
Where : RIVAA Gallery, 527 Main Street
Film : The Audacious Adventures of Nellie Bly- Around the World in 72 Days
Speaker: Leah Potter- Professor of History, Hunter College

Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please call 212-832-4540
More information on the film A Midwife's Tale is available from the PBS series American Experience.

More information on the Audacious Adventures of Nellie Bly is available here plus the story of her investigation and reporting into the conditions at the Blackwell Lunatic Asylum, now Roosevelt Island's Octagon Luxury Apartment Building. Also a free audio book of Nellie Bly's 10 days In A Madhouse, yes, about the Lunatic Asylum, is available here.