Women of New York

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Throughout its history, women have made notable contributions that have helped shape New York city’s social, economic and cultural framework.

Speaker Marty Schneit details the history of women who made significant contributions to New York and the world at large at a time in United States history when full equality for women was not yet recognized. 

Marty will talk about the many talented and dedicated women of New York City who made a difference then that still affect us all today and have left a lasting imprint on the modern era.  

The influential women that Marty will discuss are Rose Schneiderman, Emma Lazarus, Jane Jacobs, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Bess Myerson, Alva Smith Vanderbilt, Maya Angelou, Rosalie Ida Strauss, Mae West,  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Henrietta Szold, Lina Himmelstein, Bella Abzug and  Lillian Wald.

Marty Schneit, a born and bred New Yorker, has lectured at various venues including the New York Public Library, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, The Health Outreach Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Central Synagogue, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, The Ziegfeld Society of New York, and the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University. The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty's lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series.

The program is open to all and no registration is required.

It is made possible with the support of The Friends of the Livingston Public Library.