Women Finding a Public Voice in the 21st Century

AAUW of Vermont State Convention

Saturday April 21, 2007

Kirk Alumni Center
Middlebury College

Schedule for the Day

9:00   Arrivals, Registration, Continental Breakfast, Sole Mate Sock Sales

9:30   Welcome by Gail Smith, Middlebury College Representative,
  Peg Galgano, Middlebury Branch President, and
  Andrea Weisberg, AAUW of Vermont President

9:45   Setting the Context: Women Developing a Public Voice – Gail Smith, Middlebury
  College Representative to AAUW

Finding Women’s Public Voice Keynote Speakers

10:00  Cheryl Hanna, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

11:00  Eleanor Capeless, M.D. Professor of Ob/Gyn, University of Vermont Medical School

12:00  Buffet Lunch

1:00    Emerging Voices  Panel Discussion
   Moderator: Gail Smith
   Judith Irving, Vermont Women’s History Project and Global Health Initiative
   Claire Ayer, Vermont State Senator and Majority Whip
   Amy Sheldon, President, Landslide Resource Planning Corporation
   Kylie Quesnel, Dairy Farmer and Immigration Worker Advocate

2:15    Closing Remarks on Conference Theme

2:30    Vermont AAUW Business Meeting,  Elections, Branch Recognition Awards

3:00   Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future: New Directions for AAUW
  Patricia Ho, New England Regional Director

More about our Keynote Speakers

Professor Cheryl Hanna, J.D. is an expert on constitutional law, criminal law, the United
States Supreme Court, and women and the law. Much of her scholarship focuses on
the legal status of women and girls in America. She received her J.D. from Harvard University in 1992.

Professor Eleanor Capeless, M.D. is an expert in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her clinical and research interest center on preterm birth prevention and high risk obstetrics. She received her M.D. from Georgetown Medical School in 1976.

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