Gail Buckley: “Whose Image?” Buckley is the author of The Hornes: An American Family, a history of Buckley’s mother, musical legend Lena Horne, and her family; and, most recently, American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military.
Laurie Collyer: Projections of Women. Collyer is a screenwriter and film director. Her most recent film was the award-winning Sherrybaby starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Jill Kargman: “Type A Woman in a ‘B’ Role: Motherhood – A Career with No Promotions.” Kargman writes for TV, film and national magazines. She is also the co-author of such best-selling novels as Wolves in Chic Clothing and The Right Address, and of the screenplay for the 2001 Sundance film Intern. Her first solo novel is Momzillas.
Debbie Stoller: “Towards a Feminist Pop Culture.” Stoller is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BUST Magazine, a pop culture feminist publication which is read by over 405,000 young women around the country, and author of the New York Times best-selling Stitch ‘n Bitch book series.
Christine Vachon: “Film and Gender.” Vachon co-founded Killer Films 10 years ago and has produced some of America’s most acclaimed feature films, including Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven, One-Hour Photo and Infamous.
Laura Zigman: “Failure: A Love Story.” Zigman is the author of several novels including Dating Big Bird and the national bestseller, Animal Husbandry, which was made into the popular feature film, Someone Like You, in 2000. Her latest novel is Piece of Work.
Multi-media performance by the Guerrilla Girls, a group of anonymous women wearing gorilla masks who assume the names of dead female artists. With the help of slides,video and audience participation, they use facts and humor to expose and fight sexual and racial discrimination in politics, art, film and popular culture. The Guerrilla Girls have appeared at schools, museums and organizations around the country.