Women's History Colloquium: Rachel Seidman

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Monday


Speaking of Feminism: Reflecting on the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Women’s Movement

Portrait of Rachel Seidman side-by-side with book cover image for her book, Speaking of FeminismFrom the Women's Marches to the MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the twenty-first century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement today? How are their strategies and goals unfolding? What worries feminist leaders most, and what are their hopes for the future? In Speaking of Feminism, Rachel F. Seidman presents insights from twenty-five feminist activists from around the United States, ranging in age from twenty to fifty. Allowing their voices to take center stage through the use of in-depth oral history interviews, Seidman places their narratives in historical context and argues that they help explain how recent new forms of activism developed and flourished so quickly.

Rachel Seidman is the director of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she also holds adjunct appointments in History, American Studies, and Women’s & Gender Studies.