Notes from the planning meeting for The Scholar and the Feminist conference, June 3rd, 1992, page 1
Minutes from the Scholar and the Feminist Planning Committee Meeting June 3, 1992 1. The following committee members were present: Leslie Calman, Director, Barnard Center for Research on Women Professor, Political Science, Barnard College Valerie Green, Associate Director, Barnard Center for Research on Women Jane Celwyn, Director, Office of Career Services, Barnard College Lynn Chancer, Professor, Sociology, Barnard College Michael Delli Carpini, Professor, Political Science, Barnard College Miriam Friedlander, Former New York City Council Member Chris Grillo, Assistant Director, Direct Marketing Training Program, NOW-New York City Helene Kaplan, Chair, Board of Trustees, Barnard College Terry Rogers, Professor, Sociology, Barnard College Rosalind Rosenberg, Professor, History, Barnard College Rachel Rosenbloom, Women's Health Action Mobilization (WHAM!) Christine Royer, Vice President for Public Affairs, Barnard College Judith Russell, Professor, Political Science, Barnard College Bob Shapiro, Professor, Political Science, Columbia University Elizabeth Schneider, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School Jennifer Siegel, Executive Director, NOW- New York City Vivian Taylor, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Barnard College Marcia Welles, Professor, Spanish, Barnard College 2. Introductions Leslie Calman introduced herself and the Manager of the Center, Valerie Green. The members of the board were asked to introduce themselves. Leslie described the Scholar and the Feminist Conference as a one day conference held in April focusing on topics pertaining to women. Participants should include both activists and scholars. She also noted that the attendance at the conference has steadily declined in past years- from 800 participants at some points to 180 participants last year. In order to revitalize the interest of the Barnard Community and the community outside its gates, an interesting topic, a dynamic speaker, and an innovative format are needed. Leslie also added that the 1993 conference will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Center, so we should aim for a particularly memorable event.