Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Revolutionary Moment, Revisited

The Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University was proud to host “A Revolutionary Moment,” a Conference focusing on women’s liberation in the late 1960s and early 1970s from March 27-29. The Conference brought together a diverse group of activists, filmmakers, poets, authors and others, creating a rich dialogue on the legacy of the Women’s Liberation Movement and its application today. Open to the public, the Conference brought the UNESCO priority of gender equality to a large audience, inspiring the next generation of women to understand the history of revolutionary women’s movements and to give them the tools to move forward towards equality.

Many members of the Boston University UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture and Development were deeply involved in the conference. Professor Deborah Belle, Co-Coordinator of the BU-anchored UNESCO/UNITWIN Network, was the Conference initiator and played the primary role in planning and overseeing the Conference.  Professor Shahla Haeri, former Director of Boston University’s Women’s Studies Program and Founding Member of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network, led a panel discussion on International Influences, with a focus on gender and the Iranian Revolution. For more information about these presentations, as well as a full itinerary from the conference, presenter biographies, and many full presentation texts, please visit http://www.bu.edu/wgs/conference2014/.