"The young women of today, free to study, to speak, to write, to choose their occupation, should remember that every inch of this freedom was bought for them at a great price. It is for them to show their gratitude by helping onward the reforms of their own times, by spreading the light of freedom and of truth still wider. The debt that each generation owes to the past it must pay to the future."
~ Abigail Scott Duniway
Named for the Oregon suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway, our speaker series uses the podium to honor the women who have paved the path of leadership for women in Oregon today, and to blaze new trails for the women who will lead us toward a brighter future in the 21st century.
On April 4, 2013, the Series highlighted Northern Illinois University Professor Dr. Rebecca Hannagan who has expertise in the fields of sexual assault in the military, women's worldwide leadership at the local level and Iowa's new gender parity legislation.
On October 16, 2011, the Series helped launch the historic autobiography of Governor Barbara Roberts, Up the Capitol Steps. The reading and signing took place at Hoffman Hall. http://upthecapitolsteps.eventbrite.com
In March of 2011, the Series featured Hon. Avel Gordly with Patricia Schechter, speaking on Gordly's memoir Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader.
The Abigail Scott Duniway Speaker Series debuted in 2010 with a book event featuring Hillary Clinton's Race for the White House by authors Dr. Regina Lawrence and Dr. Melody Rose.