This Week, Oct 5-6: “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” Conference

This week the University of California, Berkeley is hosting the Living New Deal’s  “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” conference. The 2-day event will feature leading authors, scholars, activists, and public figures discussing women’s role in the New Deal and in political change today.  John Roosevelt Boettiger, grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, will speak at the conference opening. Former Secretary of Labor, Professor Robert Reich will receive the Frances Perkins Award for public service Friday evening. On Saturday, a ceremony will be held at the Berkeley Rose Garden, where the Kathryn Flynn Preservation Award will recognize outstanding efforts in education and activism for the preservation of the New Deal legacy. For further details, see the conference program and registration page here.

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