The 15th annual commemoration, this year celebrating the 96th anniversary of women's voting rights. Held Friday, August 5th, as always in the Westchester County Board of Legislators' Conference Room in the County office building. It is a "reformed" celebration, because for 28 years pro-life women were banned.
We hope you will find the time to listen/watch Norine DiCarlo's fine 20 minute keynote talk "Hope and Ambivalence in the Suicidal Patient", an unfortunately very timely topic. It is at the end of this posting.
As has become traditional, prior to the actual ceremony Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino met with the Honoree, keynote speaker, and some of the attendees in the County Executive's Conference Room and office. Here the County Executive presents a Proclamation to Honoree Maria McFadden Maffucci, President of the Human Life Foundation and editor of its journal, the Human Life Review. Maria's husband Robert and daughter Grace smile their approval.
Keynote speaker Norine R. DiCarlo, R.N., Maria and Rob flanked by WEDR Committee members Regina Riely (R) and Judith Anderson (L).
Some other pro-lifers join the meeting before the WEDR ceremony.
Norine R. DiCarlo, R.N.'s keynote address is a must to hear. She is the former Assistant Director of Nursing, Department of Psychiatry, Jacobi Medical Center, speaking on "Hope and Ambivalence in the Suicidal Patient".
Here WEDR Committee member Brigid Faranda presents Maria with the 2016 Mott-Stanton-Anthony award.
Norine's talk, touching on depression, suicide and assisted suicide. Her personal insights and experience in the last 2/3's of her talk are especially interesting. Be sure to have your audio turned up, especially at the beginning, since the sound is a little low at times.