A Conference at UC Berkeley
In collaboration with the Frances Perkins Center and the National New Deal Preservation Association we hosted “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal,” on Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, at the University of California, Berkeley. The gathering filled a significant gap in understanding about the New Deal—the crucial role of women in guiding its programs.
“Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” featured a number of leading writers, scholars, and activists. Please click here to view the program, presenters, and conference schedule.
Professor Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and author of The Work of Nations; Saving Capitalism; and the documentary, Inequality
Kirstin Downey, co-winner of a Pulitzer Prize and biographer of Frances Perkins—the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet
Susan Quinn, author of two books about women of the New Deal: Eleanor and Hick, and Furious Improvisation, about the director of the Federal Theatre Project, Hallie Flanagan
Dyanna Taylor, documentary filmmaker of Grab a Hunk of Lightning, about her grandmother, Dorothea Lange
Robin Gerber, author of Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way
Dr. Eileen Boris, Professor of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara, co-author of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State
Photos from the Conference
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