Close Encounters With Music
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Sunday November 20 | 3 PM
The Hudson Opera House | 327 Warren Street | Hudson, NY
Brigadier General (Ret.) Carol Eggert

Ken Moore

Joining the military as a French horn player, recently retired Brigadier General Carol Eggert has served in a wide variety of field and staff positions, including battalion command and overseas deployments to Germany, Italy, Nicaragua and Lithuania. During a combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Chief of the Women’s Initiatives Division and Senior Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, she developed a strategic plan for the economic and political empowerment of Iraqi women under the U.S. Secretary of State. In recognition of her contributions to the military, General Eggert has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and multiple awards of the Meritorious Service Medal. Weaving personal biography with history, General Eggert will provide first-hand insights that resonate with our celebration of women’s full assumption of roles in government and the arts.

$15.00 includes light refreshment


Sunday May 14 | 3 PM
The Mount | Lenox, MA
Author Linda Hirshman
AND The Feminine Mystique

Lawyer, best-selling author, and cultural historian Linda Hirshman has chronicled battles that have changed the social landscape of America in her books Get to Work: A Manifesto For Women of the World, Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex, and others. Her dual biography of Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sisters in Law, reveals how these trailblazers shaped the legal framework of modern feminism. Hirshman has written for a variety of periodicals, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and The Daily Beast, and participated herself in cases in the United States Supreme Court representing organized labor. She has also spent time in academia, teaching law, and philosophy and women’s studies at Brandeis University. A charismatic speaker, Hirshman will analyze the 14th and 19th Amendments in tandem as two paths to equality in the suffrage effort and as they affected private and public lives of women. ”

$15.00 includes light refreshment

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