Scholar and Feminist Conference VII program, 1980

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PROGRAM

THE SCHOLAR AND THE FEMINIST VII:

CLASS, RACE AND SEX- EXPLORING CONTRADICTIONS, AFFIRMING CONNECTIONS

A conference sponsored by . The Barnard College Women's Center

Saturday, April 12, 1980 9 am to 6 pm

THE SCHOLAR AND THE FEMII‘ EXPLORING CONTRADICTTO]

Check-in at Barnard HalI——9-9:45 am

Morning Session—9:45-12 noon—Gymnasiurn

Welcoming Remarks Iacquelyn Anderson Mattfeld, President, Barnard College

On the Hem of Life: Race, Class and the Prospects for Sisterhood Bonnie Thornton Dill, Memphis State University

Class Divisions in Women's Productive and Reproductive Lives Rosalind Petchesky, Ramapo College

Embracing Deviance and Redefining the Norm Betty Powell, Brooklyn College, CLINY

Moderator, Amy Swerdlow, Rutgers University

Lunch—12 noon—1 pm—McIntosh Student Center

Afternoon Workshops—1:15-3 pm

Summary Session—3:30-4:30 pm

Diane Harriford, Stony Brook, SUNY Catharine R. Stimpson, Barnard College and Conference Participants

Reception-——4:30—6 pm-McIntosh Student Center

This conference is made possible by a grant from the Helena Rubinstein Foundation

lIST VII: CLASS, RACE AND SEX—

~15. AFFIRMING CONNECTIONS

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Afternoon Workshops

. Difference, Domination and Community in the Women's

Movement Nancy Hartsock, The ]ohns Hopkins University

. Women in Prison: A Sociological and Political Perspective

Regina Arnold, Sarah Lawrence College Frances Borden Hubbard, Sophie Davis School of Bio-Medical Education, City College, CUNY

Cycle: The Psychological, Physical and Social Experience of Menstruation [Performance and workshop funded by the Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS)]

Blondell Cummings, Madeline Keller and several other members of the Cycle Arts Foundation

. Class and Race Issues in Women's Studies

Florence Howe, Old Westbury, SUNY; The Feminist Press Angela ]orge, Old Westhury, SUNY

. Sexual Politics and Afro-American Feminism:

A Critique of Michele Wallace's Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman Maxine Bailey, ]ol1s for Youth, Inc.

Confronting Age Barriers Among Women Beth B. Hess, County College of Morris

. Female Sexual Empowerment: Defining the Erotic from

Our Personal Experience Frances Doughty, National Gay Task Force

. A Historical Perspective on Feminism and Class Conflict

Renate Bridenthal, Brooklyn College, CUNY

. Modernization or Accumulation: Boserup Revisited

Lourdes Beneria, Livingston College, Rutgers University Gita Sen, The New School for Social Research

. Making Connections: A Workshop in Movement and

Improvisation Barbara Annsdater, Gail Bederman, Catherine Franke, Helene Marshall, Twila Thompson—Woman's Collage Theatre

Feminists’ Movements Against Prostitution, Pornography and "Male Vice": A Historical Review Iudith R. Walkowitz, Rutgers University

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12. The Boiling Pot: Race/Class/Ethnic Conflict in

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Bettina Berch Roberta Bernstein Lila Braine

Julie Doron

Frances Doughty Hester Eisenstein lrene Finel-Honigman Catherine Franke

Housework Bettina Berch, Barnard College Carolyn Reed, National Committee on Household Employment

Reclaiming Lesbian Herstory: A Slide Show and Discussion Members of the lesbian Herstory Archives

Women and the Church: Two Studies

Black and White Women in the Baptist Church, 1870-1900

Evelyn Brooks Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University

Women Activists in Radical Sects in 17th Century England Phyllis Mack, Livingston College, Rutgers University

Perspectives on the Black and Hispanic Family Nancy Boyd, Montefiore Hospital; Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Elaine Soto, Lincoln Community Mental Health Center

Feminism, the Family and the New Right

Rhonda Copelon, Center for Constitutional Rights; Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse {CARASA} ]an Rosenberg, Empire State College, SLINY

Academic Coordinator Amy Swerdlow

Planning Committee

Ellen Pollak Carolyn Reed Susan R. Sacks Ellen Silber

Maxine Silverman Philippa Strum Angela Wilson Kathryn B. Yatrakis

Susanne Gordon Diane Harriford Elaine Hughes Angela Jorge Diane Levitt Sherry Manasse Cynthia Novack Barbara Omolade

Conference Coordinators Women's Center Jane 5. Could

Christina Greene Janie Kritzman

THE WOMEN'S CENTER Barnard College New York, NY 10027