Radical Women & Women's Health Advocacy in the U.S.: Two Historical Narratives | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Radical Women & Women's Health Advocacy in the U.S.: Two Historical Narratives

March 29, 2012 - 4:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Kristen Fallica & Alicia Williamson (Doctoral Candidates in English)

Women's Studies Program

These two talks draw upon archival research Alicia and Kristen conducted individually in New York with the support of the Women’s Studies Program Research Fund.

 

Alicia's presentation looks at the activities of members of the Socialist Party of America in the early Birth Control Movement of the 1910s.  Focusing on Rose Pastor Stokes’s related publications and personal correspondence, she will discuss how socialists prescribed not only contraceptives but also birth control narratives for working-class women.

Kristen's talk focuses on a landmark documentary made by the feminist film collective Women Make Movies in 1976, called *Healthcaring: From Our End of the Speculum.* Her presentation examines the political and historical significance of this documentary for understanding the institutional history of Women Make Movies.

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