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Video archive

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#MeToo Movement: A Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on the #MeToo movement moderated by Carrie Baker, Assoc. Prof. of the Study of Women & Gender, Smith College. Panelists: Prof. Laura Briggs, Chair of the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst, Christie L.C. Ellis, PhD candidate in chemistry, GWIS Communications Chair, #safeatwork campaign chair, Joelle Labastide, NSF postdoctoral research fellow in physics, GWIS advocacy chair, #safeatwork campaign chair, Tom Schiff, Executive Director of Phallacies, Inc. Performing Healthy Masculinities discuss the #Me Too Movement and it’s social impacts.

150th Anniversary of Superior Court-NOT for distribution
19th Century Women’s Clothing

Laura Patnode employs models in 19th century period clothing as well as historical photos to show the restrictive and oppressive clothing women wore in the 19th century.

2005 Visiting Writer Series-Poet George Drew

2005 Visiting Writers Series – Born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State, George Drew’s first collection was “Toads in a Poisoned Tank” published 1986 a chapterbook, “So Many Bones (Poems of Russia)” was published in a bilingual edition. Drew was awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and was the first winner of the Paumanok Poetry Award. Introduction by Joanne Hayes.

2005 Visiting Writer Series-Poet Magdalena Gomez (R-Rated)

2005 Visiting Writer Series – Poet Magdalena Gomez (R-Rated) – Contemporary poet Magdalena Gomez speaks of her life and how it has influenced her writings. She reads several of her poems which are written with a blend of both the English and Spanish language. The program includes an intro by Interm Assoc. Dean Leo Hwang-Carlos.

2005 Visiting Writer Series-Poet Magdalena Gomez (PG-rated)

2005 Visiting Writer Series – Poet Magdalena Gomez (PG-rated). Contemporary poet Magdalena Gomez speaks of her life and how it has influenced her writings. She reads several of her poems which are written with a blend of both the English and Spanish language. The program includes an intro by Interim Assoc. Dean Leo Hwang-Carlos

2005 Visiting Writer Series-Poet Major Jackson

The 2005 Visiting Writer Series presents poet Major Jackson. Jackson is an associate professor of English at UVermont, a faculty member of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina, and a former Witter Bynner Fellow for the Library of Congress. He received the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry prize for the best first book by an African American poet, and was nominated for a 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award and has received critical attention in The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer, Parnassus, and on NPR’s All Things Considered

2005 Visiting Writer Series-Slate Roof Poets

Poets from the “Slate Roof” a publishing collective read from their works Trish Crapo, Susan Middleton, Susie Patlove, Ed Rayher and Art Stein. Jim Bell was unavailable but his work was presented by each of the other poets. Leo Hwang-Carlos moderated.

2005 Visiting Writer Series-Writer Tayari Jones

For this program in the “2005 Visiting Writer Series” writer Tayari Jones talks about her first novel “Leaving Atlanta” a book about coming of age. The story is set during the city’s infamous child murders of 1979-81. Jones was in the fifth grade when thirty African American children were murdered from the neighborhoods near her home and school. “This novel is my way of documenting a particular moment in history. It is a love letter to my generation and also an effort to remember my own childhood.” Jones’ work has received many awards including the Hurston/Wright Award. It was named “Novel of the Year” by “Atlanta Magazine”. The Washington Post listed it as one of the best of 2002. Jones’ is an assistant Professor of English at the U. of Illinois where she teaches creative writing. Her second novel “The Untelling” has just been published.

2012 Annual Tribute to Archibald MacLeish, The

2012 Annual Tribute to Archibald MacLeish, The. This program is a recording of the dedication of the Archibald MacLeish Room at Greenfield Community College. With Introductions by Ben Drabeck and a welcome by Bob Pura, President of GCC and Larry Dean, President of Friends of the Archibald MacLeish Collection. The following MacLeish poetry is presented: “Meeting in Conway” read by Carolyn Nims McLellan; ”Eleven” read by William Zale; ”White Haired Girl” read by Mary Dearborn; “Lines for an Interment” read by William Comfort; ”Empire Builders” read by Alex Rossman; “Greetings from Jill Ker Conway” read by Margaret E. C. Howland; ”You Andrew Marvell” read by Faythe Turner; ”Voyage to the Moon” read by Carol Letson; ”National Security” read by Alex Rossman; ”Epigraph” read by Stephen Poulin; ”Definitions of Old Age” read by David Ram; and ”Sensing” read by William MacLeish. The dedication was presented by The Friends of the Archibald MacLeish Collection at Greenfield Community College.

2012 LPN Graduation – Raw footage

2012 LPN Graduation – Raw footage produced by private individual – not distributed or streamed.

2013 LAANE Conference Keynote

Keynote address “Developmental Education and the First-Year Experience: Partnering for Student Success” given by Dr. Joe Cuseo at the 30th Annual LAANE Conference held at GCC on 10/18/13.

2015 A.D.N. Orientation Handbook/Policies and Services

2015 A.D.N. Orientation Handbook/Policies and Services – two sections on one disk. Recorded and distributed via Moodle

on Moodle

2015 A.D.N. Orientation Introductions
2015 A.D.N. Orientation Introductions-2

2015 A.D.N. Orientation Introductions recorded and distributed via Moodle.

On Moodle

2016 P.N. Graduation Ceremony

The Class of 2016 GCC Practical Nursing Certificate Program Graduation & Pinning Ceremony held in the Dining Commons includes Speakers: President Robert Pura, GCC Student Sarah Reipold, and LPNs Linda Herfurth and Rebecca Stefan.

2017 PN Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2017 GCC Practical Nursing Certificate Program held its Graduation & Pinning Ceremony in the Dining Commons. Speakers included President Robert Pura, GCC Student Speaker Amy wood, and Commencement speaker Sarah Reipold.

2018 Commencement

Greenfield Community College’s 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony features the speeches and presentation of Professor Emerita Award and awarding of student awards, diplomas, and certificates to GCC graduates.

28 Feet (for classroom use only)

28 Feet (for classroom use only) After tour stops in Boston, New York City, Helsinki, and Atlanta, “28 Feet,” Jonathan Mirin’s comedic solo performance about growing up with Crohn’s Disease, comes to Greenfield Community College’s Sloan Theater. Inspired by Mirin’s two-decade battle with Crohn’s Disease, the show traces the playwright/actor’s wild ride with original songs, puppetry, clowning, stand-up comedy, 20 characters, and a high-energy, physical performance style. The performance was conceived and directed by the Piti Theatre company and is co-sponsored by Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Medical Practices.

Not on YouTube at request of presenter. Released for classroom use only.

2nd Annual GCC ‘One Billion Rising’ Awareness Event

The “2nd Annual GCC ‘One Billion Rising’ Awareness Event” Faculty, Staff and Students join Global Movement One Billion Rising. Activities in the Dining Commons included Poetry, Rise up and Dance with GCC’s dance troupe Mixed Company, and Eve Ensler’s Monologue.

2nd Annual One Billion Rising 2015

GCC students, faculty and staff will join the world-wide movement One Billion Rising to end violence against women and girls once and for all. This year’s theme: Revolution. GCC dance students will perform RISE UP, a collaborative choreography celebrating the strength and resilience of women; theater students perform Eve Ensler’s monologue My Revolution Lives in This Body.

not on YouTube due to copyright issues

36 Years Ago Today

Rev. Michael Clark served as the media liaison for the family of Dr. King, Jr., during the historic 1999 civil trial in Memphis TN. Having come to believe that James Earl Ray was not the assassin of Dr. King, the family brought a wrongful death action against Loyd Jowers, accusing him and others of conspiring to murder King. The jury found Jowers liable and concluded that a conspiracy, involving government agents at various levels, resulted in King’s death. Rev. Clark worked with the media during the trial and was present in the courtroom as some 70 witnesses testified for the plaintiffs. Clark has been a student of the case for more than 30 years. It is his conviction that the reasons King was killed and the forces responsible for his death have continuing relevance for our current struggles for social change. MLK was assassinated April 4, 1968 or “36 Years Ago Today”.

40th Anniversary Tribute Concert, A

George Soulos and Robin Stone present a piano and violin concert together in honor of GCC’s 40th anniversary celebration and Prof. Soulos’ retirement. Also performing are The Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus, Cheryl Cobb, Stan Charkey, Rob Hamm and the Pioneer Valley Symphony Choral Ensemble with Terry Larsen, Director.

45 Years of Excellence

45 Years of Excellence is a program produced in honor of GCC’s 45th anniversary. It includes Allen Davis, Director of the Foundation, Bob Pura, GCC President, Dianne Esser, Alumni and Chair of the Campaign, and Ira Mitchel, alumni and Co-chair of the campaign. Produced at the facilities of GCTV.

About Poetry

“About Poetry” by Martin Espada. Espada was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He has published thirteen books in all as a poet, essayist, editor and translator. Much of his poetry arises from his Puerto Rican heritage and his work experiences, ranging from bouncer to tenant lawyer. Espada is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he teaches creative writing and the work of Pablo Neruda.