Conference on Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, UC Berkeley, October 5-6, 2018


Conference on Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, UC Berkeley, October 5-6, 2018

Women played prominent roles during the crisis of the Great Depression, but their contributions to the nation’s economic recovery, social welfare, and cultural life are largely unknown. With pivotal national elections just weeks away and unprecedented numbers of women running for office, taking power, and leading change, a conference, Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, hosted by the Living New Deal, will bring authors, scholars, historians, and activists together at UC Berkeley to consider the role of women in leadership today.


Dr. John Roosevelt Boettiger grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, will lead off the conference on Friday morning, Oct 5 at Wheeler Hall.  UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, will receive the Intelligence and Courage Award at the Women’s Faculty Club on Friday, Oct 5, 6:30pm. Open to the public on a donation basis. Registration is required to attend.



The conference cosponsors include: the City of Berkeley, East Bay Regional Park District, Friends of the Berkeley Rose GardenFrances Perkins CenterNational New Deal Preservation Association and UC Berkeley Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, History, and Sociology.


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