Speaking of Feminism, Rachel F Seidman in conversation with Felice Belman

Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 2 p.m.

Rachel F Seidman, in conversation with Felice Belman, discusses Speaking of Feminism: Today’s Activists on the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Women’s Movement.

From the Women's Marches to the #MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the twenty-first century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement today? How are their strategies and goals unfolding? What worries feminist leaders most, and what are their hopes for the future? In Speaking of Feminism, Rachel F. Seidman presents insights from twenty-five feminist activists from around the United States, ranging in age from twenty to fifty. Allowing their voices to take center stage through the use of in-depth oral history interviews, Seidman places their narratives in historical context and argues that they help explain how recent new forms of activism developed and flourished so quickly. These individuals' compelling life stories reveal their hard work to build flexible networks, bridge past and present, and forge global connections. This book offers essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the contemporary American women’s movement in all its diversity. 

About the author: Rachel F. Seidman is director of the Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Felice Belman is deputy managing editor for local news at the Boston Globe. She joined the paper in 2014 and was previously politics editor. A graduate of Oberlin College, she spent nearly 25 years at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, including six years as editor. She was Maryland politics editor for the Washington Post from 2000-2002. In addition, she was co-editor of The New Hampshire Century, a collection of 100 profiles of 20th-century New Hampshire figures, published in 2001.

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Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm
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Speaking of Feminism: Today's Activists on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Women's Movement Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781469653082
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 23rd, 2019

From the Women's Marches to the MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the twenty-first century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement today? How are their strategies and goals unfolding? What worries feminist leaders most, and what are their hopes for the future? In Speaking of Feminism, Rachel F.


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