Beyond the Headlines with Jayne and Julie

Jane Caputi is Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She has written many articles and authored four books, most recently Call Your “Mutha’”: A Deliberately Dirty-Minded Manifesto for the Earth Mother in the Anthropocene (Oxford University Press. 2020).  She also has won national and local awards for research, teaching and feminist activism, including being the recipient of the Feminist of the Year Award, given by Palm Beach County NOW (National Organization of Women), for 2013 and the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, Florida Atlantic University.

Oliver Oster, (they/he) 30, is a first-year graduate student of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies MA Program at FAU. During their undergraduate career, Oliver earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Their research focus is healthcare accessibility and education to support Transgender, Gender-Diverse, and Intersex (TGI) people. Oliver has a history giving workshops and speaking on panels focusing on topics such as: gender, sexuality, the trans community, and trans-related healthcare.

Jayne Chapman
Julie Klein
Board member Jayne Chapman is devoted to her part-time work as a Community Outreach Director for Congressman Ted Deutch, to service as a local precinct leader, and to ILIR. She created the Government in Action Spotlight series for ILIR, inviting Palm Beach County elected officials to explain their work and that of their organizations to our members. Some speakers Jayne has brought to ILIR include State’s Attorney Dave Aronberg, School Board member Karen Brill, State Representative Teri Mitze, and Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks. Jayne grew up on Long Island, then lived and worked in businesses in Connecticut and in Massachusetts for many years. She and her late husband Barry moved to Boca Raton in 1991, where they created two businesses of their own, including a large landscaping company. Jayne also served as comptroller for a local mortgage company. After semi-retiring, Jayne found her true calling in public service and in her commitment to lifelong learning.