Sharing Our Stories:  The Second Wave Feminist Movement

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Welcoming reception: Thursday, March 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (free and open to the public)
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein Library 153)

Conference: Friday, March 31, 2017
Hilton Durham Hotel, 3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC
Registration required

The Veteran Feminists of America will present a conference including a keynote lecture and panel discussions between Second Wave activists and historians who are studying the women’s movement. Featured speakers include Dr. Nancy MacLean (Duke, History Department), Mandy Carter (National Black Justice Coalition), and others. The gathering will also feature a reception at the Bingham Center (Thursday, March 30th) and a Salute to Southern Feminists.

The Bettye Lane Award for Feminist Photography

Photgrapher Bettye Lane with cameras around her neckThe Archive of Documentary Arts and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library are committed to acquiring and preserving materials that document the history of feminist activism. To this end, the ADA & the Bingham Center are pleased to offer the Bettye Lane Award for Feminist Photography to acquire work by women who, through their photography, have documented feminist activism and/or efforts to improve conditions for women in society.

In 2017 a selected photographer will receive an honorarium of $6,000 to print a completed body of work of between 40-50 images which will be acquired by the ADA & the Bingham Center and added to our collection. That body of work will be preserved at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, and be available for use by students, faculty, and independent researchers. The ADA & Bingham Center also promote their collection material through exhibition and a variety of public programs.

Bettye Lane (1930-2012) was a celebrated photojournalist recognized for her documentation of the feminist movement from the 1960s-1980s. In 1970 she photographed the first Women’s Strike for Equality, organized by the National Organization for Women, to demand equal treatment in the workplace. Lane went on to photograph many individuals and events associated with the women’s rights movement, including the Equal Rights Amendment demonstrations, International Women’s Year marches, and National Organization for Women protests, in major cities such as New York City, Washington DC, Mexico City, and Houston. She was one of the few photographers to document the Stonewall protests.

Deadline: March 31, 2017
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Kate Zambreno: Book of Mutter

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Thursday, April 6, 5:00 p.m.
Pink Parlor, East Duke Building

Author Kate Zambreno will read from her new publication Book of Mutter. From the MIT Press website: “Composed over thirteen years, Kate Zambreno’s Book of Mutter is a tender and disquieting meditation on the ability of writing, photography, and memory to embrace shadows while in the throes—and dead calm—of grief.” Kate Zambreno is the author of two novels, O Fallen Angel and Green Girl. She is also the author of the work Heroines (Semiotext(e)). She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College. Co-sponsored by the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; the English Department; Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL); StoryLab; and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Re-Imagining: Revisited and Revived

Lecture by Dr. Sara M. EvansAbstract logo of Re-Imagining
Tuesday, April 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein Library 153)

Conversation with Dr. Sara M. Evans and Dr. Sherry Jordon
Wednesday, April 19, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chemistry Building 011)
Light lunch served starting at 11:45 a.m.

Join the Bingham Center on April 18 when distinguished historian Dr. Sara M. Evans, WC’ 66, will provide a history of the Re-Imagining Movement nearly 25 years after 2000+ theologians, clergy, and laity assembled at the first Re-Imagining conference to address injustices to women and promote equal partnership with men at all levels of religious life. Reception to follow. 

On April 19, Dr. Evans and feminist theologian Dr. Sherry Jordon will facilitate a conversation on the future of the Re-Imagining Movement at the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Co-Sponsored with the Sallie Bingham Center by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke; the Duke Divinity School; the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University; the Duke University Chapel; the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South.