ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The Life and Work of Amy Swerdlow

Saturday, March 2, 2013 1PM Blanche Wiesen Cook, Moderator Blanche Wiesen Cook is the Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She earned her PhD from John Hopkins University. She is the author of Eleanor Roosevelt, Volumes I&II and is currently completing the third volume. She is also the … Continue reading ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The Life and Work of Amy Swerdlow

FRIDAY MARCH 1st: Opening Night & Keynote Speaker ALICE KESSLER-HARRIS

Friday March 1, 2013 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Registration in Heimbold Lobby — Pick up your conference materials and mingle with other passionate women’s historians! 6:00 p.m. HEIMBOLD AUDITORIUM: THE MAIN EVENT! Welcome Address: Rona Holub, Director, Women’s History Graduate Program, Sarah Lawrence College Keynote Address: Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History, Columbia University Alice Kessler-Harris earned her PhD from Rutgers in 1968. … Continue reading FRIDAY MARCH 1st: Opening Night & Keynote Speaker ALICE KESSLER-HARRIS

PANEL: Woman Power for Peace: Linkages in Domestic and International Anti-War and Anti-Imperialist Activism during the Vietnam Era

Saturday March 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM Commenter: Leandra Zarnow, Stanford University, Stanford, CA There from the Beginning: Women Strike for Peace, SDS, and the Launching of a National Antiwar Movement, 1961-1965 Andrea Estepa Drawing from a larger study reconsidering the organizational history of Women Strike for Peace (WSP), this paper highlights the integral role that particularly its local branch in Ann Arbor, Michigan, played … Continue reading PANEL: Woman Power for Peace: Linkages in Domestic and International Anti-War and Anti-Imperialist Activism during the Vietnam Era

PANEL: Uses of Space: Women’s Global and Local Resistance

March 2, 2013 4:45 PM This panel will be moderated by Dr. Rona Holub, chair of the women’s history department at Sarah Lawrence College.  From Stella Wright to Stellar Homes: Black Women’s Activism and the Newark Tenant Movement 1969-1974 Victoria McCall This paper explores the meanings and significance of the landmark rent strike at the Stella Windsor Wright Homes in Newark, New Jersey, which took place between 1970 … Continue reading PANEL: Uses of Space: Women’s Global and Local Resistance

PANEL: Transnational Women’s Activism

Saturday March 2, 2013  3:00PM This panel will be moderated by Mallory Craig-Karim of Sarah Lawrence College. Women’s Efforts for Peace in the U.S. and Great Britain: The First 100 years, 1815 –  1915 Wendy E. Chmielewski Women on both sides of the Atlantic were members of the first peace societies and activists in the movements for peace, beginning in the second decade of the nineteenth century. … Continue reading PANEL: Transnational Women’s Activism

PANEL: Taking up Space: Empowerment through Community Building and Peaceful Protest

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM This panel will be moderated by Maureen Lahey, who earned a master’s in women’s history at Sarah Lawrence College.  Taking Up Space: Empowerment through Community Building and Peaceful Protest Samantha Daley, Nicole Elinoff, Emily Vrotsos Administrators of the Seminole County public middle schools near Orlando, Florida are attempting to end bullying among their students. Currently, there are no ways for students … Continue reading PANEL: Taking up Space: Empowerment through Community Building and Peaceful Protest

PANEL: Education and Activism

Saturday March 2, 2013 10:00 AM This panel will be moderated by Dr. Kathryn Hearst of Sarah Lawrence College.  Feminist Pacifism and Gendered Nonviolence in the Age of New Media Amy Schneidhorst The Sixties anti-nuclear and anti-war group, Women Strike for Peace was known for its media savvy. Their creative direct action attracted broad media attention and created a space for moral and ethical critiques of realpolitik policy … Continue reading PANEL: Education and Activism

PANEL: Motherhood and the Body

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM This panel will be moderated by current SLC women’s history student, Tiffany-Latrice Williams.  Finding Wilhelmina Geipel: An Immigrant Midwife in Queens, 1884-1914 Jennifer Garvey Immigrant midwives played a large role in helping other immigrant women assimilate into the American Dream, creating a more comfortable and familiar space than a foreign American hospital. German-American midwife Wilhelmina Geipel was one … Continue reading PANEL: Motherhood and the Body

PANEL: Textile Activism, Shopping, Dress Reform and Justice

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM This panel will be moderated by Gayle Fischer of Salem State College. Outerwear to Underwear: The Dress Reform Movement in the Nineteenth Century Traci L. Gott Women’s clothing in the 19th century was restrictive and unhealthy across all social classes. Women wore tight-laced corsets, multiple petticoats, restrictive garters, among other uncomfortable and often-harmful garments. The dress-reform movement, carried out … Continue reading PANEL: Textile Activism, Shopping, Dress Reform and Justice

PANEL: Women and Cultural Activism

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM This panel will be moderated by current SLC Women’s History student, Robert Leleux. Out South of the Salt Line: Lesbians in the Court of Public Opinion Debbie Hicks Tourists recall images of the Gulf South port of Mobile, Alabama: teen Azalea Trail Maids as a pastel curtsy of antebellum hoop skirts; maskers rocking Mardi Gras floats; hurricane flooded … Continue reading PANEL: Women and Cultural Activism