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Table Talk

27th Annual Table Talk Luncheon

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
at the Hilton Americas, Houston 

11:00 a.m.  Reception | 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.  Conversations 

Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Chiao and Staci LaToison


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Table Talk is a fascinating combination of conversations over lunch, led by dynamic women of various cultures, professions and experience at each table. Table Talk benefits the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program at the University of Houston. The WGSS program combines theoretical and empirical studies to give students the tools to analyze the gender dynamics of the past and present and to build a fair future.

Host Committee

Rhonda Arnold, Annette Bracey, Ann Lacy Brown, Divya Brown, Shannon Buggs, Libby Cheney, Sarah Cooper, Cheryl Creuzot, June Deadrick, Melissa Edwards, Caroline Fant, Samina Farid, Jessica Farrar, Andi Georgsson, Eleanor Gilbane, Melanie Gray, MaryScott Hagle, Leisa Holland Nelson, Chinhui Juhn, Mandy Kao, Sippi Khurana, M.D., Melissa King, Brenda Mainwaring, Sultana Mangalji, Terry Morales, Sharon Michael Owens, Sue Payne, Leila Perrin, Beverly Robinson, Sally Russ, Yava Scott, Angela Shippy, M.D., Carey C. Shuart, Sannam Warrender


Carmen Peña Abrego (President), Cara Baez, Danielle Bartz (Vice President), Annie Benifield, Ph.D., Elizabeth Chiao, M.D., Ruth Dreessen, Cristina Garcia Gamboa, Cathryn Martinez, Swati Narayan, Elisabeth Netherton, M.D., Julia Ossemi-Seied, Guillermo de los Reyes, Joy Sewing, Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., Carey C. Shuart, Leandra Zarnow, Ph.D.

Advisory Council

Dina Alsowayel, Ph.D., Annette Bracey, Lemar Brown, Patricia Cabrera, Decie Autin Coleman, Caroline Fant, MaryScott Hagle, Eliza Horn, Geordie Hrdlicka, Mandy Kao, Nina Andrews Karohl, Shannon Langrand, GinRu Lee, Susana Monteverde, Tanya B. Pal, Sue Payne, Kathryn Peek, Ph.D., Beverly Robinson, Rebecca Rush, Yava Scott, Angela Shippy, M.D., Carey Shuart, MaryRoss Taylor, Patricia Gardner Young

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