Kresge Library

Michigan Women's Studies
Association Conference 2005 welcomes
Patricia Ireland & Dyann Logwood

Patricia IrelandOakland University's Women's Studies Program is honored to host this years Michigan Women's Studies Association Conference April 1 and 2. Patricia Ireland will be the special guest speaker at the Women's Studies Gala Dinner, and will present a lecture entitled Who Needs Women's Studies? You Do! on April 1, 2005, 5:30 pm in Meadow Brook Hall (campus map). Dyann Logwood will present the address, "Activate Your Activism: Continuing the Struggle, Re-energizing the Movement" as the keynote speaker at Saturday's lunch, April 2 at 12 p.m. This program is being sponsored by Sponsored by Oakland University's Women's Studies Program and Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.

Patricia Ireland is the most recognized face of feminism in the United States today. Chosen one of Vanity Fair's Most Influential Women in America in 1998, Ms. Ireland is an upbeat and motivating speaker who captivates her audience, challenges them to find their passion, and motivates them to get involved in the issues of the day.

Dyann Logwood PhotoDyann Logwood is an Ypsilanti, Michigan, native and the co-founder of HUES. The daughter of a Pentecostal preacher, she brings her inherited public speaking talents to numerous women's conferences. Dyann has spoken on issues of race and gender at the National Women's Studies Association, the YWCA and at other national forums. She is currently teaching women's studies and African-American studies at Eastern Michigan University.

For additional information, see:

  • General info about MWSA program
  • Information about the two speakers-- Patricia Ireland and Dyann Logwood
  • Michigan Women's Studies Association web site

Articles about Patricia Ireland*:

  • NOW Biography
  • Conniff, Ruth (1999) An Interview with Patricia Ireland . The Progressive. August 1999 6(8) p35 (free, online version, some graphics omitted)

Articles about Women's Studies:

  • Santovec, Mary Lou (2003). Women's studies students learn 'What is feminism'? . Women in Higher Education 12(2): 26(1)
  • Franklin, V.P. (2002). Hidden in plain view: African American women, radical feminism, and the origins of Women's Studies programs, 1967-1974. The Journal of African American History Fall 2002 p433(13)
  • Mironesco, Monique (2004). How do women's studies classes affect adult students? . Women in Higher Education13(9): 37(2)
  • Thompson, Leah M. (2001). The silencing of young womin's voices in women's studies. (Young Women Feminists, Activists, Grrrls). Canadian Woman Studies 20(4): 136(3)
  • Stacey, Judith (2000). Is Academic Feminism an Oxymoron? Signs 25(4): 1189
  • Rooks , Noliwe (2000). Like Canaries in the Mines: Black Women's Studies at the Millennium. Signs 25(4): 1209
  • Laslett, Barbara, and Brenner, Johanna (2000). Twenty-First-Century Academic Feminism in the United States: Utopian Visions and Practical Actions. Signs 25(4): 1231
  • Sommer, Vicki (2000). Men's Studies and Women's Studies: Should They Be Wed? The Journal of Men's Studies 8(3): 395

Books at Kresge Library:

  • Boxer, Marilyn J (1998). When women ask the questions : creating women 's studies in America.
  • Ireland, Patricia (1996). What Women Want.
  • Ireland, Patricia (2003). "Progress versus equality: are we there yet?" in The difference "difference" makes : women and leadership. Rhode, Deborah (ed).
  • MacNabb, Elizabeth et al (2001). Transforming the disciplines : a women's studies primer.
  • Sapiro, Virginia (2003). Women in American society : an introduction to women's studies .

*Access to some full text resources from off campus is limited to current Oakland students, staff, and faculty.


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