Jeanne Hall Memorial Page & Travel Fund

Please consider making a contribution to the Jeanne Lynn Hall Fund, which helps subsidize UDC conference travel costs for low-income students, scholars, and activists.

Jeanne Lynn Hall, Associate Professor of Film-Video and Media Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, passed away December 23, 2011. She had just turned 53. Jeanne was a long-time member of the UDC. She organized both UDC conferences held in State College in 2002 and 2010. She worked very hard to make them a site for us all to come together and share in struggle for social justice and peace. Her personal touches on the conferences included customized folders for members that were especially dear to her. She worked hard on every program manually designing them with her extraordinary artistic talent. Those of you who knew her were fortunate to experience her energy, enthusiasm, warmth and love. Those of you who never met Jeanne might not realize how committed she was to the UDC and her impact in shaping what it is today. 

At the 2012 UDC conference in Tallahassee, Florida, Jeanne was honored with a memorial lunch organized by her close, long-time friend, Chris Jordan. Chris gave a beautiful talk about Jeanne's life and passions. A slideshow and film tribute, including words from her students, friends, and colleagues, were also presented at the memorial lunch. If you weren't able to attend the memorial lunch, please take a moment to read Chris' words about Jeanne. You can also use the comment thread below to leave your own thoughts and memories about Jeanne. She was a truly special person, and she will be deeply missed by her students, friends, colleagues, and by the Union for Democratic Communications.

Contributions to the fund can be made through Paypal, or by mailing a check (payable to The Union for Democratic Communications) to UDC Treasurer Doug Tewksbury at:

Doug Tewksbury
Niagara University
PO Box 1922
Niagara University, NY 14109

Email: dtewksbury [at]
Subpages (1): A Memorial Tribute to Jeanne Lynn Hall: Chris Jordan