Boston University to Host Symposium on the Legacy of the Women’s Liberation Movement

in 2014, News Releases
March 14th, 2014

Political, literary, artistic, and legal reflections on the “Revolutionary Moment”

 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY  MEDIA ADVISORY

 For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Jaho King, 617-358-2370, jking@bu.edu

 

(Boston) — What is the legacy of the women’s liberation movement, the span between the late ‘60s and early ‘70s with no definitive start or end date that roiled the status quo and raised awareness?  An ambitious, 3-day symposium March 27-29, 2014, at Boston University will gather movement veterans and scholars of the era to reflect on and put into context the impact “women’s lib” had on our culture, politics, art, law, media and attitudes.

For media considering retrospective pieces on this groundbreaking time in our history a half-century ago, this offers a rare opportunity to interact in one place with (now aging) activists, artists, authors and academics involved with the “revolutionary moment.”  Films of and about the movement will be screened and a signature play of the period performed.

All sessions are open to the media (see http://www.bu.edu/wgs/conference2014/ for agenda and bios), including a ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, 3/28, at which The Bette Davis Foundation will present its lifetime achievement honor to award-winning actress (and BU alum) Geena Davis for advocacy through her namesake Institute on Gender in Media.

 

Event:               “A Revolutionary Moment: Women’s Liberation in the late 1960s an early 1970s”

Date:                  Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29, 2014

Time:                 See schedule:   http://www.bu.edu/wgs/conference2014

Place:                 Boston University

George Sherman Union

775 Commonwealth Ave.

Boston, MA (with break-out sessions across the BU campus)

 

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