Jessica Glasser Memorial Lecture

2016 - "Birthing Justice: Reproduction, Policing, and the Making of Freedom" featuring Monica Raye Simpson (SisterSong), Johnetta Elzie (We The Protestors; This is the Movement) and moderated by Whitney Peoples (Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Texas, Arlington). 

2014 - "Rampant Unfettered Narcissism: A Defense," by Laura Kipnis, Professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University.

2013 - "Co-Opting Theory: How Creating Feminist Ryan Gosling Saved My Academic Life," by Danielle Henderson

2012 - "Women, Water & Microfinance: Agents of Global Empowerment," by April Rinne, Director of WaterCredit.  

2011 - "Entering the World through Language," by Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia

2010 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Zainab Salbi, Co-founder of Women for Women International

2008 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Helen Thomas, former White House Bureau Chief

2007 - "Solitude of Self: A Reading and Celebration of Elizabeth Cady Stanton," by essayist Vivian Gornick & publisher and poet Jan Freeman

2006 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Wit, Margaret Edson

2004 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Helen Thomas, former White House Bureau Chief

2003 - "The Problem: An Invisible Crisis," by Rachel Simmons, author, educator, and co-founder of The Girls Leadership Institute

2002 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun 

2001 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Woman: An Intimate Geography, Natalie Angier

2000 - "The Women We Come From," by Chief Wilma Mankiller, Matriarch of the Cherokee Nation

1998 - The Inaugural Jessica Glasser Memorial Lecture by the Honorable Leah J. Sears