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When Betty Friedan identified “the problem that has no name” – the widespread unhappiness that afflicted well-educated homemakers in the 1950s and 1960s– she touched a nerve among women across America whose lives stood in starch contrast to the rosy picture presented by contemporaneous television sitcoms like Leave it to Beaver. Friedan’s work set off a firestorm of debate that was crucial to the rise of the feminist movement.
The Boston University Alumni Association invites you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking work The Feminine Mystique on February 12 at 7 p.m. in the School of Management Auditorium.
A panel of experts from across the country including three BU alumnae, led by Virginia Sapiro, dean of the Boston University College of Arts & Sciences, will offer a critical exploration of the book and its legacy. Panelists will include Roberta Salper (CAS’59), Caryl Rivers, Eileen Boris (CAS’70) and Susan Riverby (GRS’82).
On Wednesday, January 25, the Boston University Alumni Association will host BU’s Road to Washington: An Election Year Series, at the George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium. Moderated by Thomas Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication, the panel will include Tobe Berkovitz, Dino Christenson and Graham Wilson. For more information on the event, read the preview on BU Today.
The event will run from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., and will also be streamed live on the BU Alumni Association UStream channel. Questions will be solicited on Twitter on the @bualumni account, and on the event hashtag, #buR2W. The Conference Auditorium is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.
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