YWCA in Binghamton: 125 Years of Eliminating Racism & Empowering Women
Opening Reception: APRIL 6, 2018 • 6PM – 9PM located in the Second Floor Gallery
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:
In 1892, the women of Binghamton and Broome County joined thousands of other women in declaring their independence from oppression. To assist in this great endeavor, the YWCA was formed to advocate for fairness in the human condition. The YWCA’s declaration of empowerment is that all women and men are created equal and it is their inalienable right to be free from discrimination. They should also be free to pursue opportunities and education.
The Binghamton/Broome County YWCA is still in the forefront of beneficial change in the status of women. Their history is part of the world stage in the fight for the betterment of women and mankind.
The exhibit, which runs from April 6 through May 2, features photographs, objects, and ephemera from the YWCA’s history.
Located in the Museum 2nd Floor Art Gallery
Exhibit on display through May 2.
Admission to Art Gallery is Always Free
(Tuesday – Saturday 11-5PM)
Admission is FREE
Exhibit on display through May 2, 2018
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The Bundy & Binghamton University Sociology Department presents
THE PAST IS NOT OUR FUTURE
+ Evening with the Director, Professor Matthew J. Smith
APRIL 26, 2018
Doors open 4PM, Event/file begins 4:30PM
in the Bundy Annex (located behind the museum)
The Binghamton University Sociology Department and the Bundy Museum of History and Art proudly presents a screening of “The Past is Not Our Future” and an evening with the film’s director, Professor Matthew J. Smith of the University of the West Indes (Mona Campus, Jamaica). Professor Smith is the Chair of the Department of History and Archaeology at University of the West Indes (Mona Campus, Jamaica)
ABOUT THE FILM:
The film documents the early life and intellectual development at the UWI of one of the Caribbean’s most iconic voices, Walter Rodney. Equally, the film is a tribute to the Caribbean during the pivotal early years of the 1960s when it was breaking free from colonialism and grappling with the meaning of independence.
The film takes an unconventional approach to its subject. More than a biography, it is a distillation of the making of a revolutionary figure during a key moment of revolutionary awakening in the Americas. To do this, the film draws on texts written by Rodney as a student at the UWI, many of which have only been recovered during research for the project. Rodney’s words form a narrative thread throughout the film and are read in voiceover by a young Guyanese student of the UWI, Mr. Johann Waldron.
Walter Rodney was a Professor at Binghamton University. He was assassinated by the Guyanese state in 1980.
Admission is FREE
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Perspectives on Broome County Area History Conference
Conference date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Bundy Museum of History & Art in Binghamton, NY.
MORE INFO TBA
Perspectives on Broome County History Description:
The rich and complex history of Broome County has long attracted attention from a diverse array of researchers and citizens. In recent years, the area’s local history scene has become more accessible and vibrant than ever. Adding to well-drawn biographies of notable residents and surveys of important institutions, recent work has examined local ethnic and racial history, women’s experiences, environments and ecologies, class relations, art and architecture, social movements, immigrants and immigration, and indigenous life, among many other topics.
Yet, researchers and audiences interested in these various threads of local history have often remained disconnected. This one-day conference seeks to gather those threads together and start new conversations by providing an opportunity to share work on Broome County history across multiple fields, perspectives, and methods. This event will be free and open to the public.
The Bundy Museum of History and Art is one of the Binghamton areas many cultural institutions dedicated to preserving and promoting the area’s creativity and history. The multi-building campus is anchored by the Victoria era-Bundy House (added to the National Historic Register in 2014), built for early IBM pioneer Harlow Bundy and his wife. The Museum also features three art galleries, a collection of time clocks, the only permanent Rod Serling exhibit, the area’s only photo lab, and most recently a low-power radio station, WBDY. Tours are offered Tuesday to through Saturday. Many exhibits and galleries are free of charge.
Janna Ruddler, Director of Development
at The Bundy Museum of History & Art
127-129 Main St. Binghamton NY