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Friends of Women's Studies

Mission Statement

The mission of the UH Friends of Women's Studies is to support the University of Houston Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program's research, teaching and campus and community activities through financial and volunteer efforts.

Friends Membership

2017-18 Members

TIME TO RENEW for 2019-20


Student $25 FWS e-newsletter (FMV = $0)
Activist $50 FWS e-newsletter (FMV = $0)
Feminist $125 Free admission to 1 Living Archives & 1 Fast Friends (FMV = $20)
Rebel $250 Free admission to all Living Archives & Fast Friends (FMV = $60)
Suffragist $500 WGSS Meet the Professor & Rebel benefits (FMV = $70)
Fair Futurist $1,000 2 Invitations to Table Talk VIP Party with Conversationalists & Suffragist benefits (FMV = $110)
Aviatrix $2,500 Recognition on Table Talk Program (FMV = $90)

Mail payments to: UH Friends of Women’s Studies, Agnes Arnold Hall, 3553 Cullen Boulevard, Room 624, Houston, TX 77204-3005

Friends of Women’s Studies Board Members

Carmen Peña Abrego (Treasurer), Danielle Bartz, Patricia Cabrera, Lilian Care, Elizabeth Chiao, MD, Stefani Crowe, Haydeh Davoudi, June Deadrick, Caroline Fant, Veronica Chapa Gorczynski, Elizabeth Gregory, PhD, Patricia Hunt Holmes, JD, PhD, Eliza Horn (President), Melenda Jeter, MD, Swati Naraya, Chau Nguyen, Tanya B. Pal (VP), Lyndsey Ray, Guillermo de los Reyes, Joy Sewing, Shreela Sharma, PhD, Carey C. Shuart, Kendall Toarmina, Ashley Turner, Sannam Warrender, Leandra Zarnow, PhD

Friends of Women's Studies Advisory Council Members

Dina Alsowayel, PhD, Annette Bracey, Lemar Brown, Eleanor Gilbane, MaryScott Hagle, Geordie Hrdlicka, Mandy Kao, Nina Andrews Karohl, Shannon Langrand, GinRu Lee, Susana Monteverde, Sue Payne, Kathryn Peek, PhD, Beverly Robinson, Rebecca Rush, Yava Scott, Angela Shippy, MD, Carey Shuart, and MaryRoss Taylor, Patricia Gardner Young


The Friends of Women's Studies host Table Talk, the Living Archives series, and Fast Friends, among other events.


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. The next Table Talk will be held March 5, 2019, at the Hilton Americas.


The Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series, held at the Rockwell Pavillion in the UH MD Anderson Library, offers panel discussions on diverse aspects of women's lives in Houston. These discussions are open to the public. The panels are professionally videotaped and become part of the Shuart Women's Archive at the University of Houston's Anderson Library.


Fast Friends Speed-Networking Social, held in private homes, offer professional women an opportunity to engage in dialogue on timely topics and network. Connect and exchange ideas with dynamic women from across Houston.