Open to members and their guests
Place: Temple Israel
14 Coleytown Road, Westport
10:45 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
11:30 a.m. Meeting and Speaker
Claire Gold: Developing Bridgeport’s Magnet School Program
Many of us remember Claire Gold's years as Westport’s Superintendent of Schools during the 1980s. When she retired from that position she turned to Bridgeport and was the initiator of its Magnet School program, which is still going strong. The first one was the Six-to-Six Magnet school that provided a longer school day for a racially balanced group of students from eastern Fairfield County towns. We'll learn just what a Magnet School is and that it is not the same as a Charter School. Claire has received numerous awards for her work in education, diversity, and public service.
Perry Miller Adato: The Art of Filmmaking
We are delighted that Perry Miller Adato was able and willing to reschedule her snowed-out January date with Y’s Women. Perry will share highlights from her award-winning career in documentary filmmaking. She is a renowned Director/Producer of biographical films about artists and writers, many for WNET. Her debut film on Dylan Thomas won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement for Cultural Documentary. Her subjects include Gertrude Stein, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Carl Sandburg, Eugene O’Neill, Alfred Stieglitz, Mary Cassatt and Helen Frankenthaler. Perry has won four Directors Guild of America Awards and numerous film festival prizes.