The Luann Dummer Lecture Series

The Luann Dummer Lecture Series features a distinguished woman speaker each March, Women's History Month. Established in 1994 through a gift from the estate of Dr. Luann Dummer, the lecture series is open to the St. Thomas community and the public.

Women's History Month Speakers

1994

Dr. Carolyn Heilbrun

 

"Writing of Women's Lives: Adventures in Detective Novels & Biographies"

1995

Dr. Mary Frances Berry

 

“Long Memories: Gender, Race and Social Policy”

1996

Dr. Lydia Villa-Kamaroff

 

“A Life in Science: When Turtles Want to Fly”

1997

Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether

 

“Femaleness and the Image of God: Questions for Theology and Ministry”

1998

Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

 

“The Sacred Repertoire of Sweet Honey in the Rock”

1999

Susan Chira

 

“A Mother’s Place: Choosing Work and Family Without Guilt or Blame"

2000

Dr. Rebecca Blank

 

“Welfare Reform and Women's Well-Being: What Have We Learned About Effectively Fighting Poverty?”

2001

Dr. Bonnie Dow

 

“Magical Teenagers, Skinny Lawyers, and Warrior Princesses: Can Prime-Time Feminism Survive the Millennium?”

2002

The Guerrilla Girls

 

An anonymous collective of female artists and art-world professionals who seek to expose sexism and racism in the art world and the culture at large. A multi-media presentation.

2003

Dr. Sylvia Earle

 

“Experiencing the Deep Frontier”

2004

Mariah Burton Nelson

 

"How Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution are Transforming Women, Men and Society"

2005

Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Ms. Deborah Perry Piscione

 

“Unfinished Business:The 10 Most Important Issues Women Face Today”

2006

Dr. Bernice Sandler

 

"Warming Up to The Chilly Climate"

2007

Dr. Stephanie Coontz

 

"Courting Disaster? The Past and Future of Marriage"

2008

Minnijean Brown Trickey

 

"Return to Little Rock"

2009

Susan Faludi

 

"Does Feminism Still Matter?"

2010

Mary Robinson

 

“The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Women and Children”

2011

Gail Collins

 

“America’s Women”

2012

Sheryl WuDunn

 

“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Worldwide”

2013

Dr. Sara Paretsky

 

"Women, Speech, and Silence"

2014

Dr. Haleh Esfandiari

 

""The Women's Movement in Iran and the Middle East"