“Sharing Our Stories:  The Second Wave Feminist Movement” was held on Friday, March 31, in Durham, North Carolina.  The event was sponsored by Veteran Feminists of America.
 
Keynote speaker was Dr. Nancy MacLean, the William H. Chafe Professor of History, Public Policy and Women’s Studies at Duke University.
 
The remainder of the program for the day was an intergenerational conversation between Second Wave activists and young historians who are researching, writing and teaching about the women’s movement of the 1960s and ‘70s.  There were three panels.
 
Panel one:  Grassroots Organizing
  • Feminist Activists:  Heather Booth, Kathy Bonk, Mandy Carter
  • Historians:  Melissa Estes Blair, Robin Morris, Jessica Wilkerson
 Panel two:  Law and Government
  • Feminist activists:  Roxanne Conlin, Holly Knox, Mary Anne Sedey
  • Historians:  Amanda Hughett, Leandra Zarnow, Mary Ziegler
 Panel three:  Employment Activism
  • Feminist Activists: Noreen Connell, Lois Herr, Anne Ladky, Kathy Patrick
  • Historians:  Joey Fink, Nancy MacLean, Marcia Walker-McWilliams
That evening, VFA honored 47 Southern feminists at a reception and awards dinner.
 
To view a livestream of the speakers and panel discussions, go to https://youtu.be/bbMCNhvGgzc
 
 

 
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