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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, March 04, 1988, Image 8

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EIGHT/The Press/Friday, March 4;-1988 · By PU.YLLIS BARWELL Special to the Press Cortland Loaves & Fishes is a hospitality center dedicated to feeding the hungry of our community. We serve 5 free meals a week. Mon-Tues-Thurs. Noon lun- ches, Wed and Fri, 4:30pm suppers. During 1987 we served an average of 139 meals a day. Although housed in the Grace Episcopal Church, 13 Court St. Cortland, Loaves & Fishes is an independent non-profit organization funded almost entirely by the generosity of the people of our community. Except for 3 part time paid staff members, we are completely staffed by volunteers. Our volunteers give of their free time, once a month to 4 times a month, to help keep our program working. Our volunteer hours are, Mon- Tues-Thurs, 9:30to 11:30am or 11:30 am to l :30 pm. Wed and Fri 2:30 to 4:30 pm or 4:30 to 6:30 prn. Most people who donate money to Loaves & Fishes,. do so through our Meal-a- Month Plan. It was developed to provide a finan- cial foundation for our pro- gram. Individuals and families are asked to deter- mine the cost of a nice din- ner, (\ither prepared at home or in a restaurant. Most oeo- ple give $5.00, $10.00 or more a month. Participants in the Meal-a- Month Plan send this amount ·to 'Loaves & Fishes for the support of on-going program expenses. These ex- penses include food and sup- plies, equipment upkeep, postage and payroll for our 3 member part-time staff, a Director, a Kitchen Manager and a Social Advocate. . Through Loaves & Fishes, a GED c;Iass in conjuqction with BOCES has begun in the church basement. We have participated in Parent Awareness Programs through Head Start and other Agencies. We also pro- vide referrals to other agen- cies in our area, if help is needed. As you can see Cortland Loaves & Fishes is more than a Soup Kitchen. Through the continued support of the many generous people of our community, w.e hope to maintain our assistance to anyone in need of help. At the moment, we are in need of someone who would be willing to volunteer 2 days a week, to learn to be an Assistant Cook. If anyone is interested in any aspect of our volunteer program or re- quires more information concerning our Meal-a- Month Plan, please contact Phyllis Barwell at 753-3074 or 753-1025. By .S.t\NDI WEI~STEIN . features Editor , ~ ' In J9{>9, immigrant women working in . the textile in- dustry ;went \on stri~~ .. in the hopes of ending child 'labor; receiving better working and living conditions, and the right to vote; Because of the successful strike, which end- ed in the creation of the In- ternational Ladies Garment Workers Union, Mar. 8, was declared International Women's Day. March has been declared Women's History Month, because of the significance of Mar. . 8. Kathryn Russell, Women's Studies Coor- dinator and Assistant Pro- fessor: of Philosophy, stated. that \'_It's important to have one month marked off for women to draw people's at- tention to the positive con- tributions that women have made to our country. A special focus on women is a corrective to the fact that women are often excluded from history textbooks.\ Women's History Month at Cortland College is to be.· highlighted with talks given on several important topics. On Tuesday Mar. 8, Joan Goldwyn and Faith Rogow will give a talk entitled \Jewish Feminism\ from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in room 209, Corey Union. The most significant ac- tivity taking place during this landmark month is the deliverance of an open lec- ture on Mar. 29 in the Old Main Faculty-Staff Lounge, and the public reading of her poetry in the Function Room in Corey Union at 7:30p.m., by Gwendolyn Brooks. Gwendolyn Brooks was the Friday, Ma'rt:h 25, 1'988 8:00 PM, Moffett Gym Trckets are available at Love of Pete. Ma1n St., Cor;tland and Corey Uniem Ticket Office. SUNY Cortland - FREE ADMISSION -... Sponsored by the Campus Artist and Lectur~ Series (CAIS) 1., .. first- blacts: ~oman to win a Ppl(tzer ~ Priie, and ~ she ~s: considered· to be · the md'sr sought-after speakers \on the college .lecture circuit\. As reported in .a college. rela- tions.:i:tews brief, other events to take place during Women's History Month are: - An introduction to the College's new Women's Studies. Minor. 'A reception between 3 and 5 p.m., Mar. 1, in the Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, the event is designed to introduce faculty and students to a new field of interdisciPlinary study that focuses on the role and contribution of women. · - A lecture titled \Social Research in the Courtroom: Standing the Test of Cross- Exan;tin~tion\ by Cortland graduate Dr. Lynn E. Zim- mer at a Sandwich Seminar at noon, Mar. 4, in the Old Main Faculty-Staff Lounge. Zimmer is an assistant pro- fessor of sociology at State University College at Geneseo. A lecture titled ''Women Prison Guards: The Limits of Equality and the Dilemmas of Inequality\. by Zimmer at 3 p.n1., Mar. 4, in the Corey Union Exhibi- tion Lounge. Zimmer is the author of a recently publish- ed book titled ''Women Guarding Men\ which studies the role of female guards who work in prisons for men. - A musical lecture titled \A Harmonious Household: The Domestic Music Making of Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton\ at a Sandwich Seminar at noon, Mar. 21, in the Old Main Faculty-Staff Lounge. It will be performec;t . ~Y Dr. Suzapne Cus.ic~. a lee- . tdrer in the Coll~ge·s~ Music Departme\ttt and · Shirley Wilson, a local musician an~ performer. - A lecture titled \Women in Music\ by Dr. Edith Borroff at a Sandwich Seminar at noon, Mar. 23, in the Old Main Faculty-Staff Lounge. Borroff, a SUNY Faculty Exchange Scholar from SUNY Binghamton, is a professor of music and author of eight books. - A lecture titled \Science and the Arts: To Dispel the Notion that Science Teaches Us to Think and That the Arts Provide Only Amenities'' by Barr off at 2 p.m., Mar. 23, in the Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. - A lecture titled \Are Dick and Jane Still Victims? Sexual Stereotyping in Children's Books\ by Dr. Sheila Cohen at a Sandwich Seminar at noon, Mar. 24, in the Old Main Faculty-Staff Lounge. Cohen is an assis- tant professor of education at Cortland. - A lecture on the situa- tion of Hispanic women on college campuses by Syracuse University student Cecilia Vargas at 7 p.m., Mar. 28, in the Corey Union Media Lounge. A lecture titled \Teaching About Women Through Literature\ by Dr. Marilou McLaughlin at a Sandwich Seminar at noon, Mar. 30, in the Old Main Faculty-Staff Lounge. McLaughlin is assistant to the president at Cortland College. •**********************************• : March 5th at' 9:30 a.m. ' : : There Wm Be A Total Immmersion For : • • : Students Taking German • : • • • • ~ It Will Be Held In Room 52 : : In Tbe Fine Arts BuDding. : . : ******* ** *************• 200 Years ago You Weren't there. Now you can be. THE POLIDCAL SCIENCE CLUB meeting thursday Bights 7 pm Corey Union 306-307 Come and discUSS how you can \' .~ t ~ ' get involved in ·politics that etlect our Nation and our Future. ' < ' •(

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