Press release for 1979 The Scholar and The Feminist conference
BARNARD Barnard College ' Columbia University ° 3009 Broadway ° New York, NY 10027-6598 The Barnard Center for Research on Women (212) 854-2067 The Scholar and the Feminist Conference, April 24, 1993 Women as Chan e Makers: Building and Using ﬁolitical Power This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, one of the oldest and most prominent resource centers for women in the nation. As part of its ongoing commitment to advance knowledge about women, the Barnard Center for Research on Womenxhas since. 1974 held a series of conferences known as "The Scholar and the Feminist." Past conferences have brought together scholars and expert practitioners to analyze diverse facets of the cultural, social and political lives of women. Our anniversary coincides with a moment in American life when questions surrounding women and their potential have particular urgency. We feel that this year's focus, on women as change Makers: Building and Using Political Power, is a timely and vital one. Because the twentieth anniversary is such an important milestone for the College and the Center, we are going all- out to make this year's conference an intellectual and political event of national importance. Prominent women who are actively involved in political and social issues at national, state and local levels are being invited to participate, as are journalists and scholars. The conference will analyze women's relationship to the state, examining how women gain power locally and nationally, and how they can best make gains in the future. We will explore how women do ---and how they should--- exercise such power. There will be substantial publicity for the conference throughout the New York metropolitan region, and also beyond, and we anticipate an audience of approximately six hundred. Many have already agreed to participate, but invitations are still being issued. In addition, a number of prominent politicians and other invitees have asked to be contacted again after January, when they will have a better sense of
BARNARD Barnard College ' Columbia University - 5009 Broadway ' New York. NY 10027-6598 The Barnard Center for Research on Women (212) 854-2067 their calendars. What follows then, is an incomplete list of those who will attend. Also listed are the workshops or panels that will be presented. _Women as Change Makers: Building and Using olitical Power KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Anna Quindlen of The New York Times will give the closing address of the day. Ann Richards has been invited to give the opening speech. Carole Mosely Braun has been invited to give an address during the luncheon. PANELS PLANNED FOR LARGE AUDIENCES: whither Feminism Marie Wilson, Exceutive Director, Ms. Foundation Also invited: Eleanor Smeal, Rebecca Walker, U£va§hi—¥aid, Jewel Jackson Mccabe "E'“ Fighting the organized Opposition to Feminism Faye Wattleton., Former President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Prof. Catharine R. Stimpson, Rutgers University Tanya Melich, Republican feminist consultant and analyst Also invited: Patricia Ireland, Barbara Boxer Power for women in Cities Prof. Ester Fuchs, Barnard College Digna Sanchez, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Community Development Agency A number of elected officials have been invited, but will not respond until after November.
BARNARD Barnard College ° Columbia University - 3009 Broadway - New York. NY 10027-6598 The Barnard Center for Research on Women (212) 854-2067 WORKSHOPS AND PANELS: (Names listed are those who have definitely agreed to attend; there are others still to be heard from, and others yet to be invited.) 1) women as Judges The Hon. Betty Ellerin, U.S. Appellate Division The Hon. Carol Berkman, New York Supreme Court Prof. Elizabeth Schneider, Brooklyn Law School 2) what Do Women Want: Polling and Politics Dr. Kathleen Francovic, CBS News Prof. Egbert Shapiro, Columbia University Education and the state 3) women, Girls, 1 Linda Peng, Director of Task Force on Asian-American L Education for New York City Board of Education Dr. Sunita Parikh, Columbia University .‘\“/A"f 7 )_ , 4) Health strategizing in New York City Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, New York City Health Department Evelyn Longchamp, Office of Women's Health, NY Health and Hospitals Corporation Prof.ATe§ry Rogers, Barnard College /15) Workshop on Building Political careers \_ Jody Newman, National Women's Political Caucus §____,./-/"“" 6) women, Poverty and welfare Barbara Sabol, Commissioner, Department of Social Services, NYC Prof. Cecilia Conrad, Barnard College 7) Health and Reproductive Rights Prof. Eugenia Acuna, Hunter College Barbara Gimbel, Republican lobbyist Julia Scott, National Black Women's Health Project 8) Lesbian Legal Empowerment Assemblywoman Deborah Glick Prof. Ruthann Robson, CUNY Law School 9) women and Philanthropy Alison Bernstein, Ford Foundation
BARNARD Barnard College ° Columbia University - 3009 Broadway - New York. NY 10027-6598 The Barnard Center for Research on Women (212) 854-2067 Prof. Eleanor Brilliant, Social Work, Rutgers University 10) Strategies for Fighting Violence agains women Helen Neuborne, Executive Director, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund Kris Miccio, Director, Sanctuary for Families Sujata Warrier, Coalition for Battered Women's Advocates 11) Women Lawmakers Prof. Ruth Mandel, Director, Center for the American Woman and Politics, Rutgers University Congresswoman Marge Roukema A number of elected officials have been invited; we won't know their plans until after November. 12) Women and Elections: what to Do After '92 Prof. Sue Caroll, CAWP, Rutgers /’”“ , _13) Media coverage of women Prof. Michael Delli Carpini, Barnard College ,MariaaﬁinojQsa,lWNPRlradio Laura Flanders, Pacifica radio Bonnie Angelo, Time magazine 14) The Power of women in the Media Alexis Gelber, Newsweek Magazine 15) women and Housing Maria Foscarinis, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty 16) The Politics of State Funding of women in the Arts 17) The Politics of Direct Action