Rekindling the Spark of the New Deal

Rekindling the Spark of the New Deal
Last month, at our first-ever conference,“Women and the Spirit of the New Deal,” we welcomed writers, artists, scholars, labor leaders, elected officials, and activists to UC Berkeley to partake in the lessons, inspiration, and practical wisdom to be found in the unsung “she-roes” of the New Deal. More and more women today are following in their footsteps–taking leadership in government and civil society, working for social justice, health, education, and the environment. Might this spark a return to the kind of leadership women brought to the New Deal?

We hope you will be inspired by the stories in this edition of our newsletter and those you’ll find at our ever-expanding website, logged a record half million visits in 2018!

The New Deal spark is catching fire! As always, thank you for your generous support.

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New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.