Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change Event
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the WNBA-NYC chapter partnered with Pace University’s Dyson College to present the panel titled “Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change.” Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, moderated the panel that consisted of five strong-voiced women who each spoke about their environmental passions and the ways in which their art explains these passions to the world. The panel featured Marina Zurkow, Eve Andree Laramee, Amy King, Melanie Dupuis, and Irene O’Garden, all artists and writers with the strong wills of scientists. The science world needs more women like these five to speak fervently about environmental crises, and certainly there are. As Andrew Revkin joked, many have claimed the lack of women in science issue as a “Manthropocene,” cleverly playing off the word of “anthropocene,” the time period that began when human activities began to hugely impact the global environment. With women like those who spoke at this panel, we can rest assured that a “Manthropocene” is farther off.
The first half of the night consisted of each artist showcasing their favorite works and what these works meant to them. Marina Zurkow, Professor in the Interactive Technology Program (ITP) at NYU, led the panel with a taste of her own visual work. Through simple yet beautiful animations, Marina invites viewers to watch their own environmental impacts unfold.
To continue reading and to learn more about what happened at the event click here.
A Great Book Event!
Pace MS in Publishing students are invited to attend the NYC-Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association http://wnba-nyc.org/ National Reading Group Month http://www.nationalreadinggroupmonth.org/ event which will take place on Thursday, October 22nd at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman (right around the corner from the publishing offices)
Student memberships are only $20.00 (register here: http://wnba-nyc.org/membership-2-2/ ).
Being a member of the WNBA is great way to get involved in the larger publishing community, to network and to volunteer. We hope to see many of you at this or one of our upcoming events.
The Women’s National Book Association, NYC Chapter will once again be exhibiting at the annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 20, and they need your help!
They are looking for members to volunteer at the WNBA-NYC booth (#149) for 2-hour shifts between 10am and 6pm.
The Brooklyn Book Festival will be held on Sunday, September 20, 10am-6pm, at the Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralem St., Brooklyn NY. For more information and a schedule of festival events, see their website at brooklynbookfestival.org .
Volunteers will get a chance to meet new people, promote the organization, and spend time with other WNBA members at one of the most fantastic book events in New York City! Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather, various book events, and great company!
If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Alaina Waagner at email@example.com. Let her know what timeframes that are best for you, and she will contact you directly this week.
Join us next month for our exciting new panel:
Women Executives in Publishing
Wednesday, April 8, 6:00-7:30PM
The Café Auditorium at Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway (2nd Floor), NYC
Join us for a panel of female publishing executives who will speak about their career paths, the challenges they’ve faced, and the advice they would offer to publishing and media professionals. You’ll hear tips on developing business and management skills while navigating a creative field; career planning and strategy; negotiation and self-branding; and more.
This event is free, but advance registration is required. Register Here with AAP’s Young to Publishing Group.
For updates on WNBA-NYC programs, blog and more, visit wnba-nyc.org.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS.
Click the link above to read more about two volunteer positions at the WNBA: Blog/Newsletter editor and Treasurer (opening in June 2015).
These positions are available to members of the WNBA only– now is a great time to join up! Be sure to check out the registration page.
If you have any questions concerning these openings or the WNBA in general, contact Jane Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org