Donna Brazile, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, Marva Wright, Urban Bush Women and More at 2009 Newcomb College Institute Summit

January 15, 2009

Mike Strecker
Phone: 504-865-5210

Political strategist Donna Brazile, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, New Orleans blues queen Marva Wright and documentary filmmakers Therese Shechter and Shannon Sonenstein will be among the participants at the Newcomb College Institute's 2009 Summit, "Power Lines: Women Transform the Grid" Feb. 5-7 at Tulane University.         

The three-day event will also feature the Urban Bush Women dance troupe (in
partnership with Junebug Productions) and the leaders of, an organization that facilitates small loans from individuals to entrepreneurs in the developing world.

"This year's summit will examine the various paths women might take to enter
traditional sites of power,” said Molly Travis, interim executive director of the Newcomb College Institute.  “The summit will consider questions such as who is leading us, can women transform the power structure and how are women negotiating the dangers and pitfalls of power networks?"

To reserve your place at the summit, which is free and open to the public, register before Jan. 23 at

The summit is the latest of many events organized by the Newcomb College Institute, which provides academic, leadership and research opportunities to enhance the education of undergraduate women at Tulane University.

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