Physician, Economist and Astronaut
to Speak at African-American Womens Conference
The Fifth Annual Iowa
African-American Womens Conference, to be held at the Waterloo
Holiday Inn Convention Center March 17-18, will feature keynote
addresses by astronaut Mae Jemison, economist Julianne Malveuax
and Iowa physician Paula Mahone.
Dr. Mae Jemison made history in 1992 as the first woman of color
to go into space
when she flew as a mission astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle
Endeavor. Her company, The Jemison Group, Inc., is dedicated
to scientific research and consultation and she currently serves
as a professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College.
She was inducted into the National Womens Hall of Fame
in 1993, named by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most
Beautiful People in 1993 and was included in Ebony Magazines
list of 50 most influential women.
Dr. Julianne Malveaux is an economist, writer and syndicated
columnist. She hosts The Julianne Malveaux Show,
a news and public affairs talk show based in Washington, DC that
reaches over 15 markets on the Pacific network. She has taught
at the University of California, Berkeley and authored a collection
of columns titled Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Perspective of a
Mad Economist. Dr. Malveaux co-edited the book Slipping Through
the Cracks: The Status of Black Women.
Dr. Paula Mahone is a noted perinatologist from Des Moines who captured the nations attention
when she assisted with the delivery of the McCaughey Septuplets
in 1997. As the Medical Director of Perinatal Services at Iowa
Methodist Medical Center, she and her partner, Karen Drake (also
African-American) specialize in high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Mahone
will discuss the crisis of black womens health in Iowa.
Click here for more information
and registration materials for the 2000 African-American Womens
Conference. Click here for
information about an ICN information session for those interested
in helping with conference planning and fundraising for youth