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    The Community College of Allegheny County welcomes you to the opening celebration of One College, One Community Reads!

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    This Year's book: 
    In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez 

    Opening  Celebration:
    Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    6:00 PM
    CCAC South Campus Theatre

    Keynote Speaker:
    Elaine Carey, PhD, Professor of History & Dean, College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences
    Purdue University Northwest
    Author of The Time for Butterflies: From the Mirabal Sisters to #MeToo

    Elaine CareyElaine Carey, PhD, is professor of History and dean of the College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest. She is the author of  “Plaza of Sacrifices: Gender, Power, and Terror in 1968 Mexico” (2005) and the award-winning “Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime” (2014). She is also co-editor with Andrae Marak of “Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Historical Perspectives of Contraband and Vice in North America’s Borderlands” (2011) and the editor/author of the textbook “Protests in the Streets: 1968 Across the Globe” (2016). 

    She is the recipient of a National History Center and Teagle Foundation grant, two Fulbright-Garcia Robles fellowships and two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. As a historian who researches crime and human rights, Carey has served as an expert witness in courts across the United States, and she has consulted for radio, film, television, archives, libraries and museums.

    From 2013–2016, she was the vice president of the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association. Currently, she is a co-principle investigator on the National Historical Publications & Records Commission-funded project “Family, Immigration, and History: Grade 10 Citizen Archivists in the Digital Age,” a collaboration with the New York City Department of Education’s Department of Social Studies, the Queens Public Library, the Queens Memory Project and St. John’s University. Carey formerly served as the chair of the History Department at St. John’s University.