When: Tuesday, April 23 @ 12:00pm
Where: NDSU Archives • 3551 7th Ave. N. Fargo, ND
"The First of Its Kind": North Dakota and the National Women’s Conference
Christi McGeorge, Professor, NDSU Department of Human Development and Family Science
Ashley Baggett, Assistant Professor, NDSU Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies
In 1977, women from North Dakota traveled to the first and only federally funded women’s conference where Americans from all over the country gathered to address inequalities women faced. Bringing with them a list of 40 resolutions, the North Dakota delegates helped pass a comprehensive Plan of Action that sought to advance everything from the rights of homemakers to equal pay as well as address the inequity experienced by Native American women. Their experiences at and prior to the National Women’s Conference demonstrate a vibrant community of North Dakota women who worked to create more equality for themselves and women across the state and country. View more details from NDSU News.
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