Jewish Studies Center and Women's Studies at Baruch College Presents Program on Reading and Identity: Jewish Immigrant Women

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NEW YORK, NY- July 31, 2012 - The Jewish Studies Center  and the Women's Studies Program at Baruch College will present “New Books, New Lives: Jewish Immigrant Women,” a talk followed by a discussion by Trinity College Professor Emerita Barbara Sicherman.

Sicherman’s presentation will be based on her 2010 book, “Well-Read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women,” at this free public event at 6 p.m., September 13, 2012, Engelman Recital Hall, located in the Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue. For reservations or questions, contact Jessica Lang, Director of the Jewish Studies Center at jessica.lang@baruch.cuny.edu.

The book tells moving stories of young women in America’s Gilded Age who developed a love of reading after discovering English-language books in settlement houses and libraries. Sicherman will discuss the influence of these books and characters in inspiring Jewish immigrants to later develop new roles as educators, social reformers and intellectuals.

The Jewish Studies Center in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College reflects the legacy and heritage of the college, its tradition of educating New York City immigrants, its diverse population, and its special relationship to and place within Manhattan.

WHAT: “New Books, New Lives: Jewish Immigrant Women,” discussion presented by Trinity College Professor Emerita Barbara Sicherman.

WHEN: 6:00PM – 7:00PM, Thursday, September 13, 2012

WHERE: Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

 

MEDIA INTERESTED IN ATTENDING SHOULD CONTACT:
Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu