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Righting the Wrongs of Rock History: Women, Gender and Rock

A panel discussion held at Smith College, October, 22, 2015

Panelists include: June Millington, Kim House, Alice Bag, Kristen Hersh, JD Samson, and Julie Cafritz; moderated by Tanya Pearson with an introduction by Kelly Anderson.

Tanya Pearson (Smith AC class 2016) created the Women of Rock Oral History Project in 2015 for her Archives Concentration Capstone Project and the interviews form source material for her honors thesis. It is the first known oral history project about female rock & rollers. She has donated the interviews (video recordings and transcripts) to the Sophia Smith Collection.

The Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers

Fifty-two activists took part in the first Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers held at Smith College, June 21-24. The school is part of the new Steinem Initiative affiliated with Smith’s Center for Community Collaboration and grew out of the longtime dream of Gloria Steinem '56 and the late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected chief of a major American Indian nation.

Read more on the Grécourt Gate and the Women's Media Center website.

Gloria and Wilma School participants looking at archival materials
(L to R) Monique Nguyen (Executive Director, MataHari Women Workers Center), Linda Burnham (Research Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance), and Namrata Pradhan (a nanny and organizer of Nepali domestic workers) at the Sophia Smith Collection, delving into archival evidence of early 20th century efforts to improve conditions for domestic workers. The three are in the forefront of today’s women-led organizing to win new rights for domestic workers and low-wage caregivers long excluded from the protections of U.S. labor law. (© Jenny Warburg)

The Sophia Smith Collection in the Media

In March the SSC was profiled in MSNBC's "Breaking Glass" series

Numerous sources from the SSC were used in the making of the documentary film "She's Beautiful When She's Angry released this past winter.    Read more....

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