Lessons of History: Women and Children First?: #Me, Too, #NeverAgain and The New Faces of American Activism

Date: 
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Women and Children First?: #MeToo, #NeverAgain and The New Faces of American Activism

Professor Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | The New School

Women and children, two segments often marginalized in American political discourse, are now leading nationwide conversations about gun control and sexual violence. From the ousting of sexual predators in the workplace to the outpouring of support for gun control by the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., American activism has powerful new voices and faces that are overwhelmingly young and female. Historically, women and young people have been grouped together as needful of protection and as less than full citizens. Our current moment witnesses a new era in which they are rightfully recognized as autonomous political actors shaping the national discourse. Join historian Natalia Mehlman Petrzela to better understand the historical roots of this transformative activism and its implications for our collective future.

A "Meet the Speaker" Reception will be held at the Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard St., following the lecture.

ADMISSION:

Lecture only: $30
Lecture & Reception: $60
Students, Teachers & Active Duty Military: $10

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