Welcome to the Mills College Club of New York!!

 

We hope that you and your family will remain healthy and safe from the coronavirus.

Due to COVID-19, all our in-person events have been canceled until it is safe once again for us to gather. Although our club events are put on hold, the college is still dealing with many important challenges. The one that is relevant to us alumnae/i is the on-going collaboration between Mills and UC Berkeley.

Please check out this post from the college:  https://bit.ly/30vAaJo

The AAMC recently announced a town hall to address some of the questions arising from the June 25 conversation. The following is from the AAMC:

 

In June President Hillman hosted a videoconference to inform alumnae donors of the College’s response to COVID-19, as well as discuss the possible growth of Mills’ partnership with UC Berkeley. During and after the videoconference many alumnae expressed further questions and concerns regarding the partnership and the College's financial challenges. The AAMC wanted to facilitate an opportunity for alumnae to pose these questions and concerns directly to the administration.

 

We have gathered your questions for the administration from email, phone conversations, the AAMC Facebook group, and the newly created (and wonderfully active!) Strong Proud All Mills Facebook group. In collaboration with the Office of the President and the Office of Alumnae Relations, the AAMC will host a virtual town hall on September 17, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm PDT, where your issues will be addressed by representatives from each of these organizations. Keep an eye out for an email invitation coming soon with details about how to register.

 

We greatly appreciate your sincere engagement, your unrivaled support of your alma mater, and your incisive and nuanced perspectives. We hope you all can make it.

 

 If you do not receive the email invitation, please write to the alumnae office at aamc@mills.edu

Canceled Past Events due to COVID-19

On Sunday, February 23, Maria Dinella will be giving a presentation on how to create and maintain financial health for recent Mills graduates as well as  those planning for retirement. Watch for your invitation with the time and place.

On Monday, March 16, 2020, President Hillman will be one of 4 speakers on a panel that will honor Beate Sirota Gordon who drafted the women's rights section of the Japanese Constitution in 1946. For more details, go to: https://www.japansociety.org/page/calendar/here_and_there

Molissa Fenley, Professor of Dance at Mills and a Mills alumna, is proud to announce an event on March 24, 2020 at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY. She is a member of the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome and co-chair of the programs/events committee.

The Society of Fellows Rome presents SALONE! a multi-media /live performance event showcasing the work of world renowned choreographers, artists, composers, actors and artisans who each have been awarded the prestigious Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome.

Molissa Fenley and Company will dance the first variation of Cosmati Variations, a work in five variations created at the American Academy in Rome, 2008.  Music by John Cage First Construction in Metal. Performed by Christiana Axelsen, Molissa Fenley and Timothy Ward.

 Please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salone-tickets-76100950993 for more information on the performers and how to buy tickets and be a sponsor. Tickets go on sale on January 1, 2020

Hung Liu, Professor Emerita of Painting at Mills from 1990 to 2014 will be speaking at the China Institute on March 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. If you are interested in having an early dinner before the talk, write me at millsclubny@gmail.com and we can represent the Mills alumnae in NY. She would love to see the support!

Remember to buy your ticket beforehand. https://www.chinainstitute.org/event/meet-artist-censored-hung-liu-art-china-yesterday-today/

 

A Roundtable led by President Hillman on the Civil Rights movement is being planned for Saturday, April 25. Watch for your invitation.

On Saturday, May 2, the Greenwich Historical Society will be hosting a talk on the Women's Suffragist Movement in connection with their exhibit. Alumnae of Mills and a few other women's colleges will be invited. Please let us know if you are interested.

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Some of our Club Members from past events...

The Mills College Club has been in existence since 1919 and we are proud to continue its mission to foster old and create new bonds among Mills College alumnae who live in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We gather for fellowship with each other; raise money for the College (specifically for the Tri-State Scholarship Fund); help with the College's admissions efforts and publicize events related to Mills alumnae and faculty members.

 

Anyone living in Connecticut, New Jersey, or New York who attended Mills for a semester or more is included in the mailing list for the MCCNY.

 

Former MCCNY members who have moved away from this area are also welcome as members, as are faculty and staff of the College. These days, except for the mailed invitations to the fall fund-raising event, we keep in touch via e-mail—so it is important for us to know how to reach you this way. Board meetings are held periodically to plan our events; all are welcome at these meetings.

 

Annette Chan-Norris

and Margot Mabie, Co-chairs

 

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