Zonta Day at Chautauqua 2019

Zonta Day at Chautauqua 2019

Sponsored by Zonta Club of Jamestown

Friday August 16, 2019

Please download our registration form here:

Zonta Day 2019 Registration

to RSVP for this year’s exciting event!

Please join us on the beautiful grounds of Chautauqua Institution, for a day of learning, reflecting, and friendship!

The Day’s Agenda

8:45am – 10:30am – Registration at Visitors Center

9:15 am – Prayer Service – Rev. Dr. Mary Luti, Pastor and Teacher, United Church of Christ  (this is not our main lecture, however, you are welcome to attend) Amphitheater

10:45 am – Tarana J. Burke, Founder, “Me Too” Movement – Began her professional life in Selma; co-founded Just Be Inc. organization; realizing how many were suffering through abuse without access to resources, safe spaces and support, the “Me Too” Movement was born out of this need. Amphitheater

12:15pm   – Lunch at LaFamilia Restaurant, located on lower level of the St. Elmo

2:00pm –  Arvind-Pal S. Mandair -teaches at the University of Michigan; Associate Professor in Sikh Studies, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Hall of Philosophy

8:15pm – An Evening with Dawes (tickets can be purchased separately) Amphitheater

Please browse the Chautauqua website at www.ciweb.orgfor details on all that Chautauqua has to offer while you are on the grounds.

Cost: $60(US) $80(Can) Includes All Day Gate Pass from 7:00am to 8:00pm, lunch, and speakers.

($25 for Gate Pass Holders) Parking is additional $10. We have secured 2 places nearby to park ‘n ride if you want to save $$ and carpool. (Ask for details)

Week Eight Theme :: Shifting Global Power

Power is shifting on the international stage. It always has been. In this week we focus on the geopolitical hot-spots of the moment, examining the new holders, and even the new definitions, of global power.

  • Each day, we explore one topic or definition of power, and identify the major players in that arena.
  • How is power even defined, beyond money and military might? Is it natural resources, technology, education, diplomacy and aid, culture?
  • As power shifts, so too do identities and values. Are there ways power ought to shift?

Tarana J. Burke

Friday, August 16, 2019 10:45am

Location Amphitheater

Founder, “Me Too” Movement

For more than 25 years, Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice, arts and culture and sexual violence. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly black women and girls, Burke has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the “Me Too” Movement.

Burke began her professional life in Selma, where, over the span of a decade, she assisted the organization 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement; served as a curator and consultant at the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute; and played a role in the annual commemoration of the Selma Voting Rights Struggle and of the events leading up to the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. In 2003 she co-founded Just Be Inc., an organization committed to the leadership development and wellness of black girls. Burke realized how many were suffering through abuse without access to resources, safe spaces and support; the “Me Too” Movement was born out of the need to fill that void. The movement quickly expanded beyond young people to include adult women and men, queer and trans folks and all marginalized groups. In October 2017 #metoo became a viral phenomenon that quickly spread around the world.

Tarana was named Time’s 2017 Person of the Year along with the “Silence Breakers,” a group recognized for standing up against sexual harassment and violence. In 2018, she was featured on the covers of Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and Variety’s Power of Women issue. She has received the Ridenhour Prize and The Change Makers Award from Black Girls Rock, and topped the The Root 100 list as the most influential African American in 2018.

For more about our Zonta Day at Chautauqua 2019 see our registration form: Zonta Day 2019 Registration

Evening entertainment not included in Zonta Day at Chautauqua ticket price.

Visit: ciweb.org for information and to purchase your tickets.


Call or email Mary Rappole @ 716-499-4467 [email protected]

or Karen Dolce @ 716-665-9355 [email protected]with any questions.

*Deadline to register: August 9th