The Amy Rossborough Memorial Lecture is made possible through the generosity of the Rossborough family, in honor of their daughter Amy (1959–1979). Amy was a political activist and fought for women’s rights and social justice before she died in the summer before her senior year at Yale. The memorial lecture aims to continue Amy’s legacy by engendering feminist dialogue and foster meaningful and productive social networks. The event goes for a forty-five minutes to an hour, followed by a Q&A. Afterwards, we host a more relaxed conversation over dinner.
2015: Sini Anderson
Sini Anderson is a documentary filmmaker (The Punk Singer), spoken word poet, and LGBTQ activist. Anderson is also a founding contributor and co-artistic director at San Francisco’s Sister Spit, Chief Artistic Director at the National Queer Arts Festival, co-producer at the Nectar Stage at San Francisco’s Pride, president of the board of directors for the Harvey Milk Institute, and co-chair of the board of directors for The Queer Cultural Center.
2014: Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani is the author of Women Who Don’t Wait in Line, the first Indian-American woman to run for U.S. Congress, the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, and a Yale Law School Alumna.