Activists Among Us brings together local activists from the 1950s through the present to discuss the ongoing struggle for social justice, gender equality, and human rights.

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Activists Among Us: the Gainesville Women's Movement Across Generations

Activists Among Us: the Gainesville Women's Movement Across Generations will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida.

Sponsored by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, the panel discussion will bring together local activists from the 1950s through the present to discuss the ongoing struggle for social justice, gender equality, and human rights. The panel will also serve as a springboard for the collection and preservation of historical materials on the history of women's activism in Gainesville.

Moderated by Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, this event will include members from Gainesville Women for Equal Rights, an interracial organization of women whose active work for civil and human rights changed the course of history in Gainesville. It will also include Gainesville activists in the pivotal women's liberation movement of the 1960s. Serving as one of the main centers of feminist activity nationwide, Gainesville feminists posed radical challenges to male authority, and ushered in a new era of social change and opportunity for women.

Expected attendees include:

Co-sponsors include: the University of Florida Department of History, the UF Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, George Smathers Libraries, The Bob Graham Center For Public Service, The UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (Yavitz Fund), the Women's Studies Graduate Student Association, the History Graduate Society, The Gainesville Women's Commission, The Emily Dickinson Society, The Rosewood Foundation, The Matheson Museum, Inc., Gainesville Women’s Liberation, and the Civic Media Center.

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Jeff Stevens, CLAS Communications and Outreach, 846-2032

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Paul Ortiz, portiz@ufl.edu, 352-392-7168

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