Scholar and Feminist Conference XVI program, 1989

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The Barnard Centennial Scholar and Feminist Conference

/ Women and Public Policy: Making the Difference

 

Saturday, April 1, 1989 8:30AM to 6:30PM

Sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women

PROGRAM

Check- in at Barnard Hall 8:30am - 9:00am

MORNING SESSION 9:00am - 102302111] Welcoming Remarks I Keynote Addresses: Ellen V. Futter, President Judith S. Kaye, Associate Judge, of Barnard College Court of Appeals for the State of New York “Women and the Courts as a Re- I ‘ flection of Social Change” Conference Opening: Charlotte Bunch, Laurie Professor

Temma Kaplan, Director of the Bar: 1

nard Center for Research on Women

of Women’s Studies, Douglass Col» lege, Rutgers University

“Global Feminism and Human Rights”

MORNING PLENARIES  10:30am - 12:15pm

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1. WOMEN AND CWLDREN AT RISK

AND IN POVERTY //

Mimi Abramovita, Hunter College School of Social Work, Author of Regulating the Lives of Women; Social Welfare Policy from Colo- nial Times t the Present

Sherry Deane, Attorney, Children’s Defense Fund, Program Associate for the Adolescent Pregnancy Child Watch Project, Member of the MADRE Board of Directors

2. NA AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON RACISM

, Iaura Balbo, Italian Parliamentary

Delegat and Member of the Pan Iiamen Committee, Italia- Razzismo

Althea Simmons, Director of the

Washington Bureau of the NAACP

LUNCH

3. PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS, PUBLIC

POLICY, AND ADVOCACY

Jill Blair, Program Officer, New York Foundation

Safiya Bandele, Director, Center for \X/omen’s Development, Medgar Evers College

Lyrm Walker, Deputy Director of Human Rights and Governance, The Ford Foundation

4. MOTHER- AND WOMAN-BLAMING

IN THE MENTAL HEALTH

ESTABLISHMENT ‘

Paula]. Caplan, Ontario Institute, author of The Myth of Female Masv ocloism and Don’t Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship

12:30pm ~ 1:30pm

 

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Eleanor Holmes Norton, George

 

5. PUBLIC POLICY AND EDUCATION I

Gemma Campbell, Director, HEOP, Columbia FUniversity

»Vivian~Taylor, Associate Dean for

“ Student Affairs, Barnard ‘College

6. FEMINISM AND AID ’

Amberflollibaugh, ideo Pro- ‘ducer, Educator for the AIDS Dis- I crimination Unit of the NYC Com

_ mission on Human Rights

‘ Nan Hunter, Director, ACLUAIDS

1 I Project ,/

Ruth Rodriguez’, Executive Director ofthe LOI A (Lower East Side Association) , and formerly Director

‘ of the Hispahic AIDS Forum.

Maria St. Cyry‘ Executive Director of WARN (Women’s AIDS Resource Network). ,

Katy Taylor; Deputy Director of th ' AIDS Discrimination Unit.

’ A RECEPTION f 5: 30pm - 6: 30pm

Academic Coordinator Temma Kaplan

Carol Bellamy, Morgan Stanley and

V town University Law School Company, Inc. “In Search of Equality: An “Similarities in the Roles of American Quest” Women in Elective and Non- Elective Offices” I AFTERNOON PLENARIES

3:15pm - 5:15pm

7. IVIAKING THE PUBLIC PRIVATE.-

BIACK WOMEN AND SELF-

RECOVERY

Bell Hooks (Gloriarwatkins), Oberlin College, author of Am ’t I a Woman: Blacle Women and Feminism, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, and Talking Bade

8. POLICY PROSPECTS FOR A “KINDER, GENT LER NATION” FOR WOMEN? TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORK PLACE, WELFARE RE~ FORM, FAMIL Y SUPPORTS, EDUCA- TION, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND HEALTH IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION Leslie Wolfe, Executive Director, the

Center for Women Policy Studies

Conference Coordinators Bemita Dorch Ruth Farmer Temma Kaplan