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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Join Queens College and Women and Work as we "Shine The Light On Domestic Violence."

Speakers include: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblywoman Niley Rozic,

Councilman Rory Lancman, QC President Felix Matos Rodriguez, QC student Fateema Anwar,

Domestic Violence Survivor "Hope" and Dr. Carmella Marrone

Help us Shine The Light and receive a special event T-shirt

DATE: 28 October 2015

TIME: 11:00 AM

LOCATION: Queens College Rosenthal Library Rotunda

Women and Work is a proud partner of the National Women's History Project

 “Women’s History is Women’s Right.” – It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.”
(Dr. Gerda Lerner)

Read more about women's history at


October Women's History Events 

  • October 3, 1904 – Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida  
  • October 4, 1976 – Barbara Walters becomes the first woman co-anchor of the evening news (at ABC)  
  • October 4, 1993 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins the U.S. Supreme Court as its second woman Justice 
  • October 8, 1993 – Toni Morrison becomes the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature  
  • October 10, 1983 – Dr. Barbara McClintock receives the Nobel Prize for Medicine for her discovery in genetics about mobile genetic elements  
  • October 11, 1984 – Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan is the first U.S. woman astronaut to “walk” in space during Challenger flight  
  • October 15, 1948 – Dr. Frances L. Willoughby is the first woman doctor in the regular U.S. Navy  
  • October 16, 1916 – Margaret Sanger opens the U.S.’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York  
  • October 23, 1910 – Blanche Stuart Scott is the first American woman pilot to make a public flight  
  • October 24, 1956 – Reverend Margaret Towner is the first woman ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church  
  • October 28, 1958 – Mary Roebling is the first woman director of a stock exchange (American Stock Exchange)  

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Queens College Extension Center
25 West 43rd Street, Suite 1005 
New York, New York 10036

212.642.2070 or 718.997.4899
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Carmella T. M. Marrone, PhD




Taniamarie Nylund, MA



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