Join us at East City Bookshop to hear author Bonnie Morris discuss her new book, The Feminist Revolution: The Struggle for Women’s Liberation, declared a must-read by Oprah’s Book Club.
The Feminist Revolution offers an overview of women's struggle for equal rights in the late twentieth century. Beginning with the auspicious founding of the National Organization for Women in 1966, at a time when women across the world were mobilizing individually and collectively in the fight to assert their independence and establish their rights in society, the book traces a path through political campaigns, protests, the formation of women's publishing houses and groundbreaking magazines, and other events that shaped women's history. It examines women's determination to free themselves from definition by male culture, wanting not only to "take back the night" but also to reclaim their bodies, their minds, and their cultural identity. It demonstrates as well that the feminist revolution was enacted by women from all backgrounds, of every color, and of all ages and that it took place in the home, in workplaces, and on the streets of every major town and city. This sweeping overview of the key decades in the feminist revolution also brings together for the first time many of these women's own unpublished stories, which together offer tribute to the daring, humor, and creative spirit of its participants.
BONNIE J. MORRIS taught women's history for 22 years at both George Washington University and Georgetown, and is now a lecturer in the Gender and Women's Studies Department at UC Berkeley. She is the award-winning author of 14 books, and a 17 year scoring reader for the AP U.S. History exam. D-M WITHERS is a writer, researcher, curator and publisher, who is currently Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. D-M's recent publications include Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission: Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage, which won the 2016 Feminist and Women's Studies Association Book Prize. Curatorial projects include Music & Liberation and Sistershow Revisited.
A book signing will follow the program. This event is free and open to all.
This event is proudly co-sponsored by the NWP and East City Bookshop.