The Power of This Story: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Durham 1960-1990
Please join us for a series of public conversations exploring how social change happened here in Durham. Each panel features individuals and representatives of organizations whose papers are held by the Bingham Center. Please note the different locations for each panel.Panel 1
: Joanne Abel
, YWCA's Women Center, Triangle Area Lesbian Feminists, and War Resisters League; Barb Smalley
, Ladyslipper Music; David Jolly
, NC Lesbian and Gay Health ProjectWhen
: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Reception to follow)Where
: East Duke Parlors, East Campus, Duke University Panel 2
: Jeanette Stokes
, Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South; Kat Turner
, Lesbian Health Resource Center and NC Lesbian and Gay Health Project; Donna Giles
, Triangle Area Lesbian Feminists, and FeminaryWhen
: Wednesday, March 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Reception to follow)Where
: Perkins Library, Room 217, West Campus, Duke University
: Mandy Carter
, Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and War Resisters League; Caitlin Breedlove
, Southerners on New Ground (SONG); Steve Schewel
, Independent WeeklyWhen
: Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Reception to follow)Where
: Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NCSponsored by Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Rubenstein Library; Durham County Library; Duke Program in Women’s Studies; Vice Provost of Academic Affairs; the Pauli Murray Project; and in conjunction with Women’s Studies Senior Seminar.
Our Work Transformed: First E-Book Published
The Bingham Center has published the first e-book from the Duke University Libraries, What Does it Mean to be an Educated Woman: Conversations on Activism, Scholarship, and Pedagogy. This new publications gathers the papers given during the 4th biennial symposium of the same name organized in 2009 by the Center. One of the Center’s foundational collecting areas is the history of women and education. The role of education in women's lives is also one of the central themes of the work of Jean Fox O’Barr, whose 40-year career at Duke and in the international women’s studies community inspired the symposium and this book. This book is the first in what is hoped to be an ongoing series of electronic publications emerging from collections and activities of the Bingham Center. Download the e-book here
Acting Across Borders: Celebrating the Meredith Tax Papers
On April 13-14, 2012, the Bingham Center will host its 5th symposium. A writer and political activist since the late 1960s, Meredith Tax has founded or co-founded a series of feminist and social justice organizations starting with Bread and Roses, an early socialist-feminist group in Boston. Her 1970 essay, "Woman and Her Mind: The Story of Everyday Life," is considered a foundational text of the U.S. women’s liberation movement. Acting Across Borders will focus on the main questions Tax explored in this essay and throughout her work as a feminist: race, class, and internationalism.
The conference will start on Friday afternoon, April 13, 2012, with the two keynote addresses in Richard White Hall on East Campus, one by Meredith Tax and the other by radical African feminist, sociologist, writer, educator, and publisher Patricia McFadden. On Saturday, April 14, in the Gothic Reading Room in Perkins Library, there will be three plenary sessions in which speakers will be asked to frame their ideas as a personal narrative in order to give audience members a sense of their political journeys.
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