Arts & Culture Festival at the JCC is a series of art, music and author events in November - December.
“Women Who Change the World” is a talk that will take place in the JCC Vine Auditorium and will feature popular speakers Joyce Saltman and Cindy Wolfe Boynton. Looking at the list of notables in American life, it would be difficult to label women as "the weaker sex." This presentation will focus on women who achievements changed the world, including references from Wolfe Boynton's book Remarkable Women of Hartford. Join us for this informative and entertaining brunch even! Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
JOYCE SALTMAN, EdD
Joyce Saltman is the Professor Emeritus of Special Education at SCSU. "Guru of Laughter" since 1983. Joyce was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Assoc for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) at their annual conference in Philadelphia in April . She has been married to the charming Sol Hitzig since 2011. Joyce is also the proud mother of Steven Anisman, MD and Beth Anisman, JD.
CINDY WOLFE BOYNTON
Cindy Wolfe Boynton is an award-winning writer and editor whose background includes more than fifteen years as a regular correspondent for The New York Times and nine years as editor of Better Health magazine. She is also the author of two books published in 2014 by The History Press, Remarkable Women of Hartford and Connecticut's Witch Trails: The First Panic in the New World. Her one-woman plays Right Time to Say I Love You and Dear Prudence both made their premieres at New York City's United Solo Theatre Festival, with Right Time continuing on for performances that took her to Brighton, England, and one of the largest theater festivals in the world. A Connecticut resident, Cindy is an English and communications instructor at the Yale School of Medicine and Housatonic Community College, coordinator of the Writing and Oral Tradition Master's Degree Program at The Graduate Institute and host of the weekly Literary New England Radio Show podcast. In 2014, she served as a fellow at the Wesleyan Writers Conference.
This event is co-sponsored by The Graduate Institute - academic MA programs on flexible schedule in Bethany, CT.