Women Finding a Public Voice in the 21st Century
AAUW of Vermont State Convention
Saturday April 21, 2007
Kirk Alumni Center
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 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.