Women's History Month

Women's History Month

Chautauqua Institution invites you to celebrate Women's History Month by exploring lectures, conversations, and performances by Virginia Johnson, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Susan Straight, Terry Madonna, Dr. Bruce Rabin, Alicia Olatuja, Gina Chavez, Clarice Assad, Megan Smith, Kathy Hochul, Simone Boyce, Beth Foully, Milaja Sun, Katie Carpenter, Leslie Przybylek, Adrienne LaFrance, Gretchen Morgenson, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Dance Theatre of Harlem, H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, as well as the premiere of an exclusive backstage conversation with Allison Russell.

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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Women's History Month
  • CHQ Backstage: Allison Russell - Interview

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

    After appearing with Our Native Daughters in 2019, Allison Russell returns to Chautauqua and joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shore...

  • Gina Chavez Performs

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Friday, July 17, 2020.

    Gina Chavez returns to Chautauqua with a special online concert and conversation.

    Chavez is a 12-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2019 Female Vocalist and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year, Gina explores the true meaning of “Am...

  • CHQ Backstage: Clarice and Sérgio Assad

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

    Clarice and Sérgio Assad, a father and daughter duo who’s legacy of musicianship dates back to the 1950s, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their passion for music and their familial bond.

    Enjoy a preview of that interview before a...

  • CHQ Backstage: Clarice and Sergio Assad - Interview

    Clarice and Sérgio Assad, a father and daughter duo who’s legacy of musicianship dates back to the 1950s, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their passion for music and their familial bond.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in s...

  • Equal Rights Now: The Fight for Equality 100 Years Later

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

    Chautauqua Women's Club Contemporary Issues Forum: Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on the centennial of the 19th amendment and women receiving the right to vote.

    Hochul began her career in public service on her local town board, before servi...

  • Alicia Olatuja: “Intuition — Songs from the Minds of Women”

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

    Praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone,” Olatuja combines the earthy with the sublime, bringing a grounded relatability to genres as sophisticated as classical, as venerated as jazz, and as gritty a...

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem: Conversation with Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. ET Friday, April 16, 2021.

    A founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Virginia Johnson was one of its principal ballerinas over a career that spanned nearly 30 years. After retiring in 1997, Ms. Johnson went on to found Pointe Magazine and was editor-in chief f...

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem: Conversation with Virginia Johnson & Tiffany Rea-Fisher

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

    A founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Virginia Johnson was one of its principal ballerinas over a career that spanned nearly 30 years. After retiring in 1997, Ms. Johnson went on to found Pointe Magazine and was editor-in chie...

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem: Creating the Hazel Scott Ballet

    Dance Theatre of Harlem: Creating the Hazel Scott Ballet

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship an...

  • Wynton Marsalis in Conversation with H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Friday, October 23, 2020.

    Celebrated jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis speaks with H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, a patron of the arts who has dedicated her life to inspiring artists to create, generations to innovate and communities to unite and prospe...

  • No Child... Q&A with Nilaja Sun and Andrew Borba

    Originally broadcast Thursday, January 28, 2021.

    An exclusive interview with Nilaja Sun and Chautauqua Theater Company's Artistic Director Andrew Borba discussing "No Child..."

    Written and performed by Nilaja Sun and captured on tape in the studios at the WNED PBS in Buffalo with the support of...

  • Coalition of Chautauqua County Women and Girls featuring Susan Straight

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

    Susan Straight, author of “In the Country of Women,” will discuss her memoir about the societal struggles of the multiracial, multiethnic women in her extended family. “In the Country of Women” examines the reality of oppression ba...

  • CLSC: "In the Country of Women"

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 30, 2020.

    Susan Straight details her book "In The Country of Women," which features a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women.

    Straight has published eight novels. She was a finalist for the National B...

  • The Politics of a Divided America: The Factors That Will Matter for ALL Voters

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

    The Chautauqua Women’s Club Contemporary Issues Forum features Terry Madonna in its final lecture for the 2020 Assembly.

    Madonna is a professor of public affairs and director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Frankl...

  • Understanding & Managing Stress for Better Mental & Physical Health

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

    Bruce Rabin details understanding and managing stress for better mental and physical health.

    Rabin is the retired Professor of Pathology at University of Pittsburgh and Medical Director of the Division of Clinical Immunopathology...

  • 20for2020: A Glimpse into the Future

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    Former U.S. CTO Megan Smith discusses the (inclusive) future of innovation, work, AI and more.

    An award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, Smith is the CEO and co-founder of shift7, a company working collaboratively...

  • CWC Simone Boyce

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 8, 2021.

    Simone Boyce, NBC News Now Correspondent, “My Ancestors’ Wildest Dream”, is an Emmy nominated news reporter, anchor, producer, and host.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua L...

  • Politics, Protests & a Pandemic: How the 2020 Election Has Been Transformed

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

    Beth Fouhy continues the Chautauqua Women's Club Contemporary Issues Forum series in Week Seven.

    Fouhy is the senior editor of politics at NBC News and MSNBC. She has spent more than two decades as a political reporter, producer...

  • CWC Katie Carpenter

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 29, 2021.

    In the footsteps of great naturalists and explorers through history, Carpenter fell into a career as a wildlife filmmaker for Nat Geo and Discovery. Walking with elephants, diving with dolphins, she saw how the natural world was frayi...

  • Leslie Przybylek: Smithsonian's Portraits of Pittsburgh

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

    Leslie Przybylek details the recent exhibition “Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh: Works from the National Portrait Gallery.” Przybylek is the senior curator at the Senator John Heinz History Center in association with the Smiths...

  • The Conspiracy Theorists Are Winning

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

    Adrienne LaFrance details the impact of misinformation and conspiracy theories.

    LaFrance is the executive editor of The Atlantic. She wrote the magazine’s June cover story about the conspiracy theory known as QAnon, and has rep...

  • CWC Gretchen Morgenson

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 15, 2021.

    Gretchen Morgenson, Senior Financial Reporter, Investigations Unit NBC News, Pulitzer Prize Winner, “The Hidden Force Driving the Wealth Gap in America”

    Gretchen will highlight how the gulf between rich and poor in America has widene...

  • Four Phases of Women’s (and a Growing Number of Men’s) Career Cycles

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

    Avivah Wittenberg-Cox details global gender balance and how to adjust to a changed world.

    Wittenberg-Cox is the CEO of 20-First, a global consulting firm working with companies interested in capturing the competitive advantage of ge...