6th Annual Women’s Equality Week Program - Building Coalitions through Courageous Conversations: Lessons learned from the 1960s and 1970s
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
August 1, 2017
Kansas City (MO)…On Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with AAUW – KC Branch, will host Reverend Diana Hughes for a discussion titled Building Coalitions through Courageous Conversations: Lessons learned from the 1960s and 1970s. A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m.
Starting conversations to find common ground can be a daunting task; and having tools for civility is key to successful interactions whether with friends, family, or neighbors. Reverend Diana Hughes, of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, will lead the audience in an interactive session to provide a foundation for courageous conversations. In addition, Riva Capellari and Dr. Carol Cowles, American Association of University Women – KC Chapter Public Policy Co-chairs, will offer an historical examination of the steps taken by several coalitions of the 1960s and 1970s to see how they formed strong grassroots partnerships across a diverse section of society to tackle social justice along with women’s and religious issues. Their information is based upon research compiled at local and national levels and published in the book, Feminist Coalitions: Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States by Dr. Stephanie Gilmore. This program is presented in partnership with the American Association of University Women – KC Branch.
Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.
The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit www.archives.gov/kansas-city/.
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