Tuesday, October 29, 2019
100 East End Avenue

6:00 p.m. - Registration and check-in

6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - Take one class for your choice

7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reception

Enroll by completing the form below by Wednesday, October 23, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Irina MacGuire, Director of Alumnae Affairs, at imacguire@chapin.edu or 212-570-4916.

We look forward to seeing you in class!

Class Descriptions

Women’s Suffrage

Led by Ellen Baylor, Head of History Department

As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th amendment, let’s take a look at how we got to the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920.  When did women’s suffrage activism begin? What were the challenges? What factors led to the success of the efforts in 1920?

Design Thinking: The Maker Mindset

Led by Trude Goodman, Middle School Director of Academic Technology & Robotics Program Director

How do we free our minds to innovate, iterate, and create? We will explore some design thinking practices and activities that will allow us to imagine new solutions for both every-day and world-wide challenges. 


Led by Jill Hirsch, Science Teacher

A bioethicist is someone who is morally responsible for weighing in on life altering decisions such as euthanasia, animal testing, etc. without using his or her own personal value system.  First, we will study the tenets that all bioethicists use.  Then, using these  tenets as our guideline, we will look at a scenario is which we are the bioethicists at a major NYC hospital determining which patients should receive a liver transplant.


Led by Duane Neil, Art Teacher

In this workshop you will learn how to transfer your photographs to drawing paper and enhance them using a variety of media.

Media Literacy and Verbatim Performance: Separating the Message from the Messenger

Led by Sarah Bellantoni, Drama Teacher and Head of Lower School Arts and Integration, and Ilana Pergam '86, History Teacher and Director of Academic Program

How do our own biases and preconceived notions about a person or an issue influence our response to them? How can we challenge our biases by developing our skills of close reading when it comes to media artifacts, identifying instead points of empathy with a person with whom we may have disagreed? By using the techniques of Verbatim Performance, participants will have the opportunity to analyze media artifacts in order to separate the message from the messenger. Come ready to be surprised by how your perspective can shift.

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Committee Members:

Kerry Saretsky Armstrong ’01, Rebecca Ascher-Walsh ’86, Veronica Brennan ’09, Jaclyn Butler ’10, Nicky Stout Chapin ’52, Kay Spencer Crabb ’69, Elizabeth Cromack ’14, Pharon Thomas Dinstein ’98, Holly Evarts ’67, China Gordon Feinberg ’02, Gussie Foshay-Rothfeld ’04, Tania Isacoff Friedland ’06, Gabriella Garr ’13, Libby Levitan Graf ’96, Caroline Schoenfeld Greenwald  ’93, Michele Baruch Jeffery ’76, Baily Blair Kempner ’02, Helen Frech Kippax ’72, Allie Laird ’10, Jessie Shapiro Levy ’97, Molly Tranbaugh Lundgren ’02, B.J. Maclean ’61, Liz Mantel ’09, Kahdeidra Martin ’99, Kate McElhiney ’11, Tnyetta Holder Mitchell ’89, Annabelle Caufman Soudavar Moehlmann ’06, Melanie Narine ’07, Bettina Pyles Nelson ’73, Theresa Lasbrey Peters ’94, Maria Lewis Phillips ’59, Betty Noel-Pierre ’99, Francesca Pinelli ’10, Diana Pulling Pratt ’91, Deborah Wilson Sanchez ’77, Eve Aronstam Schenk ’96, Helen Allen Smith ’90, Sarah Sperry ’12, Elizabeth Slattery Spahr ’66, Tasha Sterling ’03, Barbara Sterne ’07, Jaime Steinhardt ’08, Sara Tam ’03, Julia von Türk ’09, Charlotte Walkovik ’12, Vanessa Fieve Willett ’88 and Gigi de Gersdorff Wilmers ’56