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Public Speaking Appearances

Jean Hardisty gave keynotes, plenaries, and lectures at conferences and universities across the country.


"Reflections and Analysis: Deepening Our Philanthropy to Maximize this Moment of Opportunity"
California Women's Foundation's Inaugural Women's Philanthropy Retreat
January 30-31, 2009
Making Money Make Change
October 15, 2004
National Network of Grantmakers
Opening Plenary
San Francisco, 2002
"Veatch Sunday"
Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
Manhasset, NY, 2001
Ford Hall Forum
Boston, MA, 2000
Women and Philanthropy Annual Conference
Los Angeles, CA, 2000
Women Donors Network Annual Conference
Santa Cruz, CA, 1996
"Kitchen Table Backlash"
co-sponsored by The Ms. Foundation, The Sister Fund, and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
New York City, 1996
Women Donors Network Annual Conference
Annapolis, MD, 1995
Headwaters Fund Conference
Minneapolis, MN, 1995
Unitarian Universalist Central Midwest District Annual Meeting
South Bend, IN, 1995
NOW Annual State Conference
Boston, MA, 1993
Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Annual Dinner
Cambridge, MA, 1993
National Network of Women's Funds
Boston, MA, 1990
NOW Annual State Conference
Springfield, IL, 1986
Confronting Women Abuse: A Working Conference for the Midwest
Chicago, April, 1979

Plenaries and Lectures

"Connecting California 2010"
Sponsored by the California Women's Foundation
Plenary session with Linda Burnham
January 22, 2010
"Fighting the Right and Religious Fundamentalism"
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Plenary with Alejandra Sarda and Brenda Funches
Dallas, TX. November 3, 2006
"Where Have All Our Freedoms Gone?"
Mass. Interfaith Alliance
Public Lecture
May 18, 2003
"The Current State of Civil Liberties"
The Ford Foundation
March 20, 2003
"Elections 2002: Lessons and Impact"
Ms. Foundation for Women
Funders' Briefing
Jan. 14, 2003
The Funding Exchange Superskills Conference
Closing Plenary
June 2, 2002
"The Affirmative Action Debate"
M.I.T. Public Lecture
Cambridge, MA. April 10, 2002
National Network of Grantmakers Annual Meeting
Opening Plenary
October, 2001
Panel Presentation on Religion and Human Rights
United Nations Presbyterian Office. March, 2000
Wisconsin Research Center
2-city tour (Madison and Milwaukee). Fall, 1999
Montana Human Rights Network
3-city tour (Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula). Fall, 1999
Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harrassment Annual Symposium
Colordao Springs, Colorado. September, 1997
"Annual Convention"
American Psychological Association
Invited Address
August, 1997
Liberty Hill Foundation
Los Angeles, CA. 1996
Wellesley Center for Research on Women
Wellesley, MA. 1995
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA. 1995
Wellesley Center for Research on Women
Wellesley, MA. 1994
Harvard Divinity School
Cambridge, MA. 1994
National Lesbian and Gay Health Conference
Houston, TX. 1993
National Network of Grantmakers
Tarrytown, NY. 1990

Expert Witness Testimony

Qualified and testified as an expert witness on the political and religious right wing in the preliminary hearing to challenge Amendment Two in Colorado, Denver District Court, January, 1993.