Undergrad Lecture by Patricia Ulbrich, GSWS Visiting Scholar, "Activist & Academic Alliances in the Women’s Movement Community in Pittsburgh” | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Undergrad Lecture by Patricia Ulbrich, GSWS Visiting Scholar, "Activist & Academic Alliances in the Women’s Movement Community in Pittsburgh”

February 2, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Sponsored by GSWS. 

Pittsburgh was a major hub of the contemporary women’s movement in the United States. This paper analyzes the formal and informal networks among activists and academics that contributed to the emergence of the women’s movement community in Pittsburgh during the period 1968-1973. We discuss issues of feminist identity among networks of activists and academics, the organizational structures and practices that helped or hindered alliances among them, and how they shaped strategies used to confront employment discrimination and develop the women studies program at the University of Pittsburgh. We describe how alliances among multiple networks shifted as they addressed different issues.

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