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Commission on Women Kenote Speaker Co-sponsorships

collage of LaDuke, Steingraber and Hauberger

The Commission on Women has a tradition of co-sponsoring a speaker for Women's Week together with the Women's Resource Center and Campus Activities Council Convocations Committee. Here are some recent speakers the CW helped bring to campus.

2005
Nadine Strossen
Spoke on "Current Challenges to Civil Liberties"

2004
Jean Kilbourne
"Deadly Persuasion: Advertising & Addiction"

2003
Sandra Steingraber
Ecologist, author, cancer survivor and recognized expert on the envrionmental links to cancer and reproductive health

2002
Christy Hauberger
Founder of Latina magazine

2001
Luong Ung
Author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

2000
Regina Barrecca
Spoke on Women & Humor

1999
Winona LaDuke
Native American activist & advocate for environmental, women's, and children's rights

1998
Camille Cooper
Center for WNBA team New York Liberty

1997
Rebecca Walker
Founder of Third Wave Direct Action Corporation, a national non-profit organization devoted to cultivating young women's leadership and activism

1996
Marcia Gillespie
Editor of Ms. Magazine

1995
Sarah Weddington
Lawyer for Roe v. Wade, spoke on Constitutional implications of the case

1994
Donna Farrato (in October)
Photo Journalist documenting domestic violence

1993
Wilma Mankiller
Spoke on Women's Leadership in the U. S.