Press release for 1979 The Scholar and The Feminist conference, page 1

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          BARNARD

Barnard College ' Columbia University ° 3009 Broadway ° New York, NY 10027-6598

The Barnard Center
for Research on Women

(212) 854-2067

The Scholar and the Feminist Conference, April 24, 1993

Women as Chan e Makers:
Building and Using fiolitical Power

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Barnard
Center for Research on Women, one of the oldest and most
prominent resource centers for women in the nation.

As part of its ongoing commitment to advance knowledge about
women, the Barnard Center for Research on Womenxhas since.
1974 held a series of conferences known as "The Scholar and
the Feminist." Past conferences have brought together
scholars and expert practitioners to analyze diverse facets
of the cultural, social and political lives of women.

Our anniversary coincides with a moment in American life
when questions surrounding women and their potential have
particular urgency. We feel that this year's focus, on women
as change Makers: Building and Using Political Power, is a
timely and vital one.

Because the twentieth anniversary is such an important
milestone for the College and the Center, we are going all-
out to make this year's conference an intellectual and
political event of national importance. Prominent women who
are actively involved in political and social issues at
national, state and local levels are being invited to
participate, as are journalists and scholars.

The conference will analyze women's relationship to the
state, examining how women gain power locally and
nationally, and how they can best make gains in the future.
We will explore how women do ---and how they should---
exercise such power.

There will be substantial publicity for the conference
throughout the New York metropolitan region, and also
beyond, and we anticipate an audience of approximately six
hundred.

Many have already agreed to participate, but invitations are
still being issued. In addition, a number of prominent
politicians and other invitees have asked to be contacted
again after January, when they will have a better sense of