Perspectives from Fifty Years of Activism



The Jewish Communal Leadership Program at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, working in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Archive, present Jewish Feminisms/American Visions: Perspectives from Fifty Years of Activism. This historic event brings together 36 pioneering and contemporary feminist activists, leaders, and thinkers to consider the role of Jewish identity in the framing and development of second wave American feminism. Building on the interpretations offered by historian Joyce Antler in her recent book, “Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement”, activists from the 1960s through today will reexamine the contexts, experiences, and identities that went into creating American feminism and its impact on Jewish culture, politics, and religion.