Why the 1977 National Women’s Conference Matters: Women’s Political Engagement, Then and Now
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
“Why the 1977 National Women’s Conference Matters: Women’s Political Engagement, Then and Now” is a Living Archive plenary celebrating Women’s History Month and the national launch of the Sharing Stories from 1977 digital humanities project.
Come hear what this distinguished panel thinks about the continued importance of the 1977 National Women’s Conference and the status of American women and politics today.
- Representative Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), a Texas delegate at the NWC in 1977.
- Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, who recently co-authored a biography on Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color in Congress and one of the sponsors of the federal legislation underwriting the NWC.
- Betsy Fischer Martin, director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University, and former producer of Meet the Press.
- Errin Haines, a leading MSNBC commentator and co-founder of the women’s news service The 19th.
- Moderated by Caitlyn Jones, UH student and lead research assistant on the Sharing Stories from 1977 project.