Safety Kudos Public safety officer Barbara Arrighi
won the Susan B. Anthony Award this summer for her longtime
service to the Rape Aggression Defense Program (RAD), the
largest women’s self-defense program in the country.
The award was presented at the annual RAD conference in San
Antonio, Texas, in July. Arrighi has been at MHC for 28 years.
She has been teaching RAD since 1992; the program was established
in 1989. Sergeant Ray LaBarre was recently promoted to lieutenant.
LaBarre has been working in Public Safety since 1985; he
is in charge of patrol division operations.
Sartorially Speaking Vanessa James, chair and professor of theatre
arts, is providing stunning period costumes for The
Skinner Servants’ Tour,
A Living History of Wistariahurst, a site-based theatre performance
about the life of William Skinner, his family, and some of their
more outspoken servants. Set in the 1920s, the production by
Enchanted Circle Theater and Wistariahurst reveals how the privileged
and the working class lived together under one roof. The production,
based on letters, photographs, and oral histories, is part of
the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA).
Performances will take place at Wistariahurst over the weekends
of September 17–19, September 25–26, and October
1–3. For more information and to make reservations, call
MIFA at 800-224-6432.