13 2019


15 2019

UM Frankel Center Event: Jewish Feminisms / American Visions


University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue
ECC (Room 1840)
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

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Jewish Feminisms / American Visions: Perspectives from Fifty Years of Activism

“Jewish Feminisms/American Visions” will bring an array of pioneering and contemporary feminist activists to Ann Arbor to consider the role of Jewish identity in the framing and development of second wave American feminism.  During this symposium, activists from the 1960s through today will explore the significance of Jewish identities in the development of the women’s liberation movement and the impact of feminism on American Jewish culture, politics, and religion. In addition to conversations with veteran and newly-minted activists, the program will include a screening of the documentary “Heather Booth: Changing the World” portraying the activist career of and featuring comments by conference participant, Heather Booth, and a performance by violinist and klezmer music pioneer, Alicia Svigals.

Supported by the Distinguished Lecture Series in American Jewish Studies