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On the Move Forum to Advance Women

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Bay Path University and The Springfield Museums present the On the Move Forum to Advance Women. 

Join us for "Women in Leadership: This Is What Change Looks Like - Past, Present, and Future." An intergenerational, cross-cultural, gender-inclusive, history-infused conversation focused on the advancement of women. 

Our Keynote Speaker

Laura L Lovett. women wearing black V-neck shirt, wearing glasses with shoulder length hairDr. Laura Lovett, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and author of With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Activism. Her book is the first biography about Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a trailblazing Black feminist activist and a transformative community organizer who co-founded Ms. Magazine with Gloria Steinem in the 1970s. Dr. Lovett is currently co-editing a collection of essays on African American women leaders at the 1977 National Women's Conference -- It’s Our Movement Now-- co-authored by Kelly Giles and Rachel Daniel, and featuring a chapter by On the Move founder Janine Fondon.

Special Participants

President DoranSandra Doran, J.D.
President, Bay Path University

Perspectives by Dr. Ariana Curtis,

Director of Content: Race, Community, and Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past

Smithsonian Institution

Nikai FondonNikai Fondon
Janine FondonJanine Fondon
Founder, On the Move Forum
Natalia MunozNatalia Muñoz

Dr. Demetria ShabazzDr. Demetria Shabazz
Aprell MayAprell May Megan GriffinMegan Griffin '21

This virtual event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Our Event Collaborators


Girls Inc. of the Valley

Arise for Social Justice

The African American Female Professors Association

Holyoke Media

Human Service Forum

NAMIC New England

WiT: Igniting A Women-Led Company

Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

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