Elizabeth Cady Stanton Luncheon 2011
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Luncheon 2011
The Women’s Center sponsored its annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Luncheon in November 2011 at the University Club. Guest speaker was Ms. Anna Holmes, writer, editor and creator of the popular web site Jezebel.com. See the details of the talk below.
Pictured are Margaret “Meg” Hancock, Kavita Patel and Amanda Hobbs, 2011 recipients of the Dr. M. Celeste Nichols Award. All three plan to graduate in May 2011. They will use their award funds to do the following:
Margaret “Meg” G. Hancock, Educational Leadership & Organizational Development; Minor: Sports Administration
to travel at various universities (Ohio State University, Indiana University, and Western Ky. University) in December 2011-January 2012 to interview women and collect data on her dissertation. The purpose of the study is to explore career experiences and expectations of women in senior-level intercollegiate athletic administration; identify perceived career barriers and supports; and gain a better understanding of how the negotiation of barriers and supports influences career development, expectations, goals.
Kavita Patel, Medicine
for travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Capitol Hill Fellowship Program (February 2012 with Congressman Joe Crowley) to help in her understanding of the process of healthcare legislation. “The Capitol Hill Fellowship Program will introduce me to healthcare legislation, a peripheral concept affecting the everyday practice of medicine. The fellowship will complete my medical education by providing me with the opportunity to witness health care legislation in action.” As a Capitol Hill Fellow, she plans to play an active role in reforming laws that have major consequences on the future of medicine and she hopes to gain further appreciation for the intense effort involved in passing laws.
Amanda Denton Hobbs, Justice Administration
|Dr. Judi Jennings is the 2012 recipient of the Tachau Gender Equity Award||Eleanor Jordan, Executive Director of the Ky. Commission on Women is pictured at the event||Ashley Wimsett, President of the U of L Women for 4 Women student chapter, prepares to introduce the speaker, Anna Holmes||Valerie Casey, Interim Director of the U of L Women’s Center converses with Tenna Holbig, Past President of the League of Women Voters and Bonny Manny, Past President, BPW River City and 2010 Tachau Award winner at the event|
9th Annual ELIZABETH CADY STANTON LUNCHEON NOVEMBER 16, 2011---11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., University Club
Guest speaker: Anna Holmes, writer, editor & creator of the women's website, Jezebel
Topic: "Gender Politics, Pop Culture and Progressive Change on the Web"
About the talk: A look at how different media have used pop culture as a way to engage and inspire young women to be more cognizant of gender politics and spur them to action...and activism. The talk will primarily focus on contemporary gender politics and pop culture but will include a look at how 20th century writers, thinkers and agitators used mass media - and the public's appetite of mass media - to get their messages across, sometimes in very subversive ways. Much of the emphasis of this talk will focus on how Ms. Holmes conceived of and executed Jezebel.com and the challenges, rewards and push-back she faced as she attempted to create a vibrant and colorful mass market medium for women with a progressive and feminist point of view. Included in this discussion will be a look at how the readership itself contributed to the shape and success of the website by pivoting off the editorial content and expanding upon and clarifying the site's message and ethos within the comments.