Jeannette Rankin Legacy Lecture

Please come join us for the 2nd Annual

Jeannette Rankin Legacy Lecture

Kate Walbert was born in New York City and raised in Georgia, Texas, Japan and Pennsylvania, among other places. She is the author of the novels The Sunken Cathedral, among the San Francisco Chronicle’s best books of 2015; A Short History of Women, chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2009 and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize; Our Kind, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Gardens of Kyoto, as well as the linked stories, Where She Went. She’s received a National Endowment for the Arts fiction fellowship, a Connecticut Commission on the Arts fiction fellowship, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library, and her stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize stories.

Has Anything Changed for Female Politicians?

Followed by - Panel Discussion

Michele Ozumba - CEO, Women's College Coalition - Moderator

Michele became the president of the Women's College Coalition on March 16, 2015. A history and political science graduate of Douglass College, with a Master's degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers, Michele has more than 20 years of successful leadership experience with organizations focused on the empowerment and well-being of women and girls. She was recently recognized as one of FAST Company's Extraordinary Women of 2013.


Dr Maryann Gallagher - UGA School of Public and International Affairs

Maryann E. Gallagher is a lecturer in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University and her B.A. from Drew University.Professor Gallagher’s research interests include American foreign policy, decision making, and gender in international relations. She teaches courses on American Foreign Policy, Decision Making in International Relations, Women & World Politics, and War & Gender.


Deborah Gonzales - Georgia State Representative

Representative Deborah Gonzalez, HD117, is an attorney, mother, and advocate for social justice. Her work in the legal field covers media, technology and entertainment through her legal firm D Gonzalez Law Group, LLC and Letterbox Legal. Her legislative work includes protection of children (health, education), working families (livable wages, non-discrimination), and victims of sexual harassment, domestic violence and other forms of abuse.


Chalis Montgomery - Congressional Candidate

Chalis Montgomery was a congressional candidate for Georgia's 10th district. She is a mother, music teacher, private contractor, and director of a children's ministry. Her advocacy interests include defending Georgia families, ensuring affordable health care, and a strong education system.


Regina Quick - Superior Court Judge

Regina is the first woman Superior Court Judge in the Western Judicial Circuit. She earned her Juris Doctorate cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. Regina served in the Georgia General Assembly before taking the bench and represented Georgia as a State Director for Women in Government, a national non-partisan organization of women legislators.


Date: November 28th 2018

Time: 2-3:30PM

Location: Richard B Russel Research Library

300 Hull Street, Athens, Ga 30605

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