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Dinner Table Talk: Feminism Then and Now

This Thursday, March 23 at 5:45 p.m. we'll be sharing dinner and a conversation in the library! We hope you'll join us. 

The 1960s and 70s were a time of great social change in the United States, in no small part because of the women's movement. The second wave of feminism saw women pushing back against limited expectations and discriminatory laws, while grappling internally with issues of race and class status. This movement irrevocably changed the roles of women in US society, but many still believe that more work is needed to bring about true gender equality. 

The recent Women's Marches protesting the Trump administration indicate that we may be in another time of renewed emphasis for feminism. At this Dinner Table Talk, we'll discuss the women's movement of the 1970s, examining its strengths and weaknesses, and talk about what today's feminist movement might look like. We'll discuss several short pieces including We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamande Ngozi Adichie and the Combahee River Collective Statement on black feminism, but you don't have to have read these pieces to attend!

Join several members of the Library Faculty, Kim Hester-Williams from the English Department, and Lynne Morrow from the Music Department in discussion, and enjoy a free dinner (with cookies!). 

Check out our Facebook event page to RSVP, or email RSVPs aren't required, but they will help us know how much food to order.