Women’s Conference Speakers Available for Interviews, Bookings

Myra Marx Ferree, Jan Monk and Jane Roberts Available prior to women's conference events.

WHO: Myra Marx Ferree, Jan Monk and Jane Roberts

WHAT: Media availability for newspaper, television and radio interviews

WHEN: Today through Feb. 23

WHERE: By phone, by appointment prior to the event or during the 23rd Annual All University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education at Texas Tech University’s Student Union Building.

EVENT: Ferree is the Martindale-Bascom professor of sociology and director of the Center for German and European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will discuss the opportunities for insight and the challenges facing teachers who do not want to make American experience the center of feminist analysis for themselves or their Women’s Studies students. She can be reached by email at mferree@ssc.wisc.edu or by phone at (608) 263-5204.

Jan Monk, research social scientist emerita in women’s studies at the University of Arizona and former executive director of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, researches and teaches about women’s lives internationally. She says that exploring women as the agents of change is important, even as people recognize the constraints and discrimination they face. She can be reached by email at jmonk@email.arizona.edu and by phone at (520) 621-3836.

Jane Roberts, co-founder of the grassroots effort called 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund. After the Bush administration chose not to release $34 million allocated by Congress in 2002 for the United Nations Population Fund, Roberts helped organize an online, word-of-mouth movement to raise that money a dollar at a time. She will discuss the movement and its importance to women in developing nations. She can be reached by email at JulianRob@aol.com or by phone at (909) 793-4578.

CONTACT: Esther Sundell Lichti, coordinator, Office of Women’s Studies, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335, esther.lichti@ttu.edu; or Charlotte C. Dunham, director, Office of Women's Studies, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335, charlotte.dunham@ttu.