On her last visit to Chautauqua, Annie Griffiths, the first woman photographer for National Geographic, made a life-changing decision. That summer, she recounted in her morning lecture at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Amphitheater, she decided to found Ripple Effect Images, a non-profit organization that sends top photographers and videographers to document the work of aid programs that help impoverished women and girls. Their images and videos help these organizations fundraise and spread awareness.
Those who jumped, jived and wailed at the 2012 Amphitheater Ball can look forward to a repeat performance tonight. The Ladies First Big Band returns at 8 p.m. to a semi-benchless Amp for a concert that they expect will make Chautauquans of all ages get up and move.
Özlem Denizmen, head of social investments for Doğuş Group — one of Turkey’s largest conglomerates — continues Chautauqua Institution’s weeklong exploration of “Turkey: Model for the Middle East?” with today’s 10:45 a.m. morning lecture in the Amphitheater. Denizmen’s talk will focus on her work promoting financial literacy and security among women in Turkey.
Denizmen was born in Turkey, educated in the United States and returned to Turkey to later become a leading entrepreneur and role model for women.
“I want to talk about women in a global context, and specifically women at the Southern border,” the Rev. Daisy Machado said at the 9:15 a.m. Friday morning worship service. Her sermon topic was “A Woman of Value,” and the Scripture text was John 8:1-11, the story of the woman caught in adultery.