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

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

Article ID: 615165

Released: 17-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Boston University College of Arts and Sciences

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Newswise — (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 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 and early 1979s”Date: Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29, 2014 Time: See schedule: Place: Boston University George Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA (with break-out sessions across the BU campus)


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