Eleanor Roosevelt “Small Places” Commemoration
October 11-13, 2019
Friday, October 11, 6pm, Watts-De Peyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.
Reception and reception and celebration of Mrs. Roosevelt’s 135th birthday, featuring a talk by
Jeffrey Urbin, Director for Education at the FDR Presidential Library, “Becoming Eleanor”
Saturday, October 12 , 10am, St. Paul’s Church, 39 Woods Road, Tivoli
Ribbon cutting and remarks by Tivoli Mayor Joel Griffith, Mrs. Roosevelt’s granddaughter Laura Roosevelt, The Right Reverend Allen Shin, Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, The Rev. Canon James Elliot Lindsley, and others
Picnic lunch at the Harris-Smith Post of the American Legion, 86 Broadway, Tivoli
Hot Dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers
Presentations begin at 1pm at Watts-De Peyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli
“Eleanor Roosevelt: The Evolution of a Leader”
Franceska Macsali-Urbin, the Supervising Ranger at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site aka Val-Kill and Sally-Dwyer McNulty, Professor of History at Marist College
“The Meaning of Human Rights in Eleanor’s Time and Ours”
Larry Cox, former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA
“Human Rights in the Hudson Valley”
A panel discussion lead by Jen Drake of the Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights, including DCCHR Chair Jody Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs Toni Ciarfella, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Director Jeff Rindler, and the Worker Justice Center of New York’s Human Trafficking Specialist Cecilia Cortina among others.
Sunday, October 13, 10am, St. Paul’s & Trinity Parish, 39 Woods Road, Tivoli
A Festive Service Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt,
celebrated by The Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah
All events are free and open to the public, all are welcome.