Maryann Hartman Awards - 2000 Award Winners
Theodora Kalikow, president of the University of Maine at Farmington, has worked enthusiastically for the advancement of women both within the University of Maine System and throughout the state. She has drawn upon her graduate degrees in chemistry and philosophy to work effectively with a wide range of people in higher education. Whether initiating a management training course for women in higher education or participating in a high school visiting program to interest young women in science careers, Theo demonstrates the power of a feminist style of leadership. She has served on the Millennium Economic Development Advisory Committee formed by Sen. Olympia Snowe, chairs the UM System Diversity Task Force, and serves on the Board of the Maine Humanities Council.
Ruth Lockhart has been active in the women’s movement since the 1970s. She is a founder and current executive director of the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, the only private, nonprofit feminist women’s health care center in the state. She has provided advocacy services for women and health care providers, as well as educational services for the community in women’s health. She was one of the first AIDS educators trained in the country and was a member of the Governor’s Task Force on AIDS until 1989. For her many achievements, she has been honored by the Maine Women’s Fund, the American Association of University Women, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Maine Civil Liberties Union.
Jude Spacks creates inspiring, mystical, visually abundant pictures out of fabric. She has composed portraits of famous women such as Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Emma Goldman, and Rosa Parks as well as pictures of landscapes, animals, and spiritualities. She says of her portraits, “I believe they communicate at many different levels about the courage, power, and beauty of women, conveying that the vital contributions to our liberation made by heroes are choices available to us in all different forms.” Her animal portraits, landscapes, and moon scenes represent reverence and connection with the natural world and offer “strong, visceral affirmations of ecofeminist values.” She graduated with distinction in art from Yale University, and she currently lives and works in Belfast, Maine.