Chautauqua Women's Club Contemporary Issues Forum

The Contemporary Issues Forum is intended to advance knowledge in a variety of areas such as social issues, education, history and recreation.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • CWC Katie Carpenter

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

    Lecture Summary: 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 wa...

  • 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...