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The 2006 Stanton/Anthony Conversations

100 Years Since Susan B.: Women's Progress in the Visual Arts from Georgia O'Keeffe to Generation Y

Click to learn more about this event.

100 Years Since Susan B.: The Future of Feminism

Click here to view photos from this year's conversations. In the background of the photos you will see one of the original suffrage flags, presented to the Anthony Center by the Friends of the National Women's Historical Park.

May Room, Wilson Commons at the University of Rochester
October 6, 2006 
Luncheon 12 noon, Conversations 1:30 p.m.

May Room, Wilson Commons

Lynn Sherr 

Lynn Sherr, 20/20 News Correspondent & author of just-released memoir, Out of the Box, will speak at lunch and moderate the conversations.

Read Lynn's biography.

May Room, Wilson Commons

Awista Ayub, Crystal Lander Dawn Lundy Martin Julianne Nigro

Young women leaders reflect on challenges women face in the 21st century.

Hosted by Lynn Sherr, this panel features alumna Awista Ayub ’01, founder of the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, Dawn Lundy Martin , Fellow, Reproductive Rights Center & founder of The Third Wave Foundation, Crystal Lander, the Campus Program Director for the Feminist Majority Foundation, and Julianne Nigro, '09, Secretary, Women's Caucus.

Biographies of each panel member:

Awista Ayub,

Awista Ayub, a 2001 alumna of the University of Rochester and education and health officer with the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. In 2003, Ayub founded the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, using sports to develop leadership skills among Afghani youth. More than 250 girls in the capital city of Kabul have attended the non-profit organization's sports camps. In July, Ayub was featured in Glamour magazine and named a "Person of the Week" by ABC Nightly News. 

Crystal Lander

Crystal Lander , campus program director for the Feminist Majority Foundation. The Foundation works on issues of women's equality ad empowerment, and Lander manages the organization's programs on more than 200 campuses. Previously, she was community action manager for the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In 2005, Lander received the Young Women of Achievement Award from the Women's Information Network. 

Dawn Lundy Martin

Dawn Lundy Martin , co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation and co-author of The Fire This Time, an anthology of feminist writings by young activists and artists. The Third Wave Foundation is a multiracial, multi-issue and multicultural activist organization that supports social justice movements led by young women and transgender youth between the ages of 15 and 30. Martin, currently a doctoral student in English literature at the University of Massacusetts at Amherst, has published poems and articles inTransfer, Forward Motion, and other magazines. 

Julianne Nigro

Julianne Nigro, a sophomore at the University of Rochester and secretary of the Women's Caucus, a campus organization that addresses international and domestic women's issues. Nigro is also the vice president of the campus chapter of Amnesty International, a worldwide campaign for human rights.