Our Spirit of the New Deal Conference Now Online


Videos of our “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal Conference” now online.

More than 150 people attended our conference, held at UC Berkeley, October 5-6. Videos, photos, and the conference program are now online. 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 an unprecedented number of women reshaping our electoral politics, winning seats in the pivotal midterm elections, and leading change, a conference, Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, hosted by the Living New Deal, brought 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, lead off the conference on Friday morning, Oct 5 at Wheeler Hall.  UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, received the Intelligence and Courage Award at the Women’s Faculty Club on Friday, Oct 5, 6:30pm. The conference was open to the public on a donation basis. Registration was required to attend. Lndconference.eventbrite.com


See the full schedule and list of presenters here: https://livingnewdeal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WSND-program-schedule.pdf


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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