Archive | December, 2012

January 24 Program: The Portland Women’s Movement Part I: Origins

21 Dec

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Thursday, January 24, 7pm
328 Smith Center, Portland State University, 1825  SW Broadway

Panel, Q&A, Free

Maureen Gray Hudson is an artist, writer and web publisher. She was active in Portland’s city-wide women’s organizing projects, including the  women’s speaker’s bureau and women’s center. In the late 60s and early 70s she was active at Portland State in the day care organizing project, the chair of PSU Speaker’s Bureau, President of S.D.S.  and co-founder of Women University Members.

Kathleen Saadat has been an activist in Portland, OR since the 1970’s.  She worked with several women’s groups both social and political.  Among them The Black Women’s Rap Group; Las Mujheres de Colores de Oregon; Radical Women; Black Lesbians and Gays United.  She was also part of the group of women who responded to the government’s attack on the Fred Hampton Clinic; participated in consciousness raising groups and community building during that time.

Susan Stoner is a local union attorney and historical mystery writer. She was involved in the early 1970’s with the Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (WITCHES), started the Women’s Health Clinic in Neighborhood House, Health Rap, Outside In and a whole slew of community activist projects ranging from children and families to prisoner advocacy.

Moderator: Sandy Polishuk is an oral historian, writer and activist. In the late 60s and early 70s she helped organize women’s consciousness raising groups, was a member of both the first women’s studies coordinating committee at PSU and the city-wide women’s movement speakers bureau.