ABOUT THIS EVENT
This event is co-presented by the Center for American Studies at Columbia University and the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society
Feminist writer-activists of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s sparked a diverse, visionary, and revolutionary movement for freedom and social justice that 50 years on is as relevant and urgent as it’s ever been. Alix Kates Shulman and Honor Moore, editors of a revelatory new Library of America anthology, lead an inter-generational conversation about the living questions at the heart of the book: what was the Movement and what does it mean for us? What unfulfilled possibilities need to be recovered and passed on in the time of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter?
Featuring Women’s Liberation! anthology editors Alix Kates Shulman (Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen) and Honor Moore (Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury) with Barbara Smith (The Truth that Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom), Margo Jefferson (Negroland: A Memoir), and Jennifer Baumgardner (editor, Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future).
There will be a brief Q&A at the end of the program; you will be able to type a question and submit it to the event moderator.