DANA SHUGAR LECTURE Dr. Jessica Frazier, Assistant Professor of Marine Affairs, History and Gender and Women’s Studies, URI

Establishing Feminist Perspectives on the Vietnam War

In 1971, North American women’s groups hosted an Indochinese Women’s Conference that brought women from warring nations—i.e. those from the United States and Canada with women from North Vietnam and Laos—face-to-face to talk about how to end the Vietnam War. Seeking to go beyond traditional gendered assumptions about women’s role in war to care for hearth and home, a contingent of women’s liberationists used conference planning and programming to develop a feminist critique of the war. Taking a U.S. in the world approach, Frazier argues that the circumstances of the Vietnam War shaped feminist perspectives by stimulating conversations that analyzed how U.S. actions abroad reinforced, influenced, and were shaped by domestic politics

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Lippitt Hall, 402
5 Lippitt Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

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