The Pacific Origins of the 1977 National Women’s Conference

Lecture Description

The 1977 National Women’s Conference was the first and only time that the U.S. federal government authorized the creation of a national women’s agenda. Inspired by the 1975 United Nations International Women’s Year conference in Mexico City, the Houston gathering was pre-ceded by 56 meetings held in every state and six territories. This presentation explores how a Pacific World understanding of feminism shaped the vision and implementation of the 1977 National Women’s Conference.


Women Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage

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