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Women’s Movement: Active Bodies and Social Change, 1963-1983 – Jaime Schultz (Resident Scholars and Artists Lecture Series)

When Dec 01, 2015
from 11:45 AM to 01:00 PM
Where 121 Borland
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Resident Scholars and Artists Lecture Series 
Jaime Schultz
Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Women’s Studies

Women’s Movement: Active Bodies and Social Change, 1963-1983

This project locates active female bodies—bodies that strained, and struggled, and sweat—at the center of 1960s and 1970s feminisms to explore the ways they contributed to campaigns for social, political, economic, and sexual equality. Specifically, it was during this time that girls and women sought access to the traditionally male spaces of strenuous labor, public safety occupations, the military, sport, and even the public streets. In the process, they inspired important debates about women’s physical capacities, sexual difference, and women’s roles in a changing society. One of the most important rallying cries that emerged from the contemporary women’s movement, indeed, one that galvanized and guided it, was the assertion that the personal is political. Ultimately, the purpose of this project is to explore the ways that the physical is political.

Light lunch at 11:45 a.m. Presentation starts promptly at 12:00 p.m.