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Historian Barbara Slaner Winslow to Discuss How Feminists Changed America

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – March 9, 2011 – Historian Barbara Slaner Winslow, an Antioch College trustee, will discuss the role of Antioch College alumnae in the launching of the second wave of the women’s movement at 7 p.m., Friday, March 18, in the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College.

Several Antiochian women were important figures in the civil rights and women’s moments. These include feminist Coretta Scott King; noted sociologist Cynthis Fuchs Epstein; the award-winning independent filmmaker and Yellow Springer Julia Reichert; Congressional Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; women’s self-health activist Lolly Hirsch; Karen Folger Jacobs, founder of the San Francisco Women’s Center; socialist author Linda Jane Jeness; Elaine Lytel, founder of Syracuse NOW; and Antioch women’s studies professor and sociologist Marjory Nelson.

Winslow, a 1968 graduate of the College, brings her expertise in women’s history to bear on the discussion of the key roles these women played in this important and radical social movement that changed America. Currently a professor of women's studies in the School of Education at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Winslow is also a founder and director of the Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women's Activism. She received her Ph.D. in women's history from the University of Washington, where she helped found Radical Women and Women’s Liberation Seattle.

Winslow is the author of a major scholarly book on the famous British feminist and pacifist Sylvia Pankhurst titled Sylvia Pankhurst: Sexual Politics and Political Activism and has written numerous articles about women's political participation, including “Clio in the Classroom: US Women's History.” She is completing “A History of the Women's Liberation Movement in Seattle, Washington.”

In addition to serving on Antioch College’s Board Pro Tempore, Winslow is a member of the Board of the North Star Fund, a progressive foundation funding grass roots organizations in New York City, and the Center for Defense Information Advisory Board.

Her talk is organized in collaboration with the Morgan Fellows at Antioch College. For more information contact Anne Bohlen at abohlen@antiochcollege.org

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