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Reschduled: Women of the Counterculture Movement in 1970s Vermont

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In an annual partnership, the Vermont Commission on Women and the Vermont Historical Society will honor Women's History Month by presenting a free evening roundtable discussion, "Women of the Counterculture Movement in 1970s Vermont" at the Vermont History Center in Barre, Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 pm.

The 1970s saw incredible advancements in public engagement with, and recognition of, women’s rights. This flowering of second-wave feminism had a far-reaching impact on American society. What was it like for women who participated in the counterculture during that time? What challenges did they face, and what opportunities did they find? How was women’s experience in Vermont unique, and what did it share with the rest of the country? How does it relate to the current generation of young women? Bring your ideas, questions, and thoughts for a far-reaching roundtable conversation reflecting on the past and its connections to the present.

This event will be moderated by director of the VT Commission on Women, Cary Brown and will feature Bridget Downey-Meyer, Louise Andrews, Melinda Moulton and Verandah Porche, reflecting on what brought them into this movement, what their experience was like, and what lasting impact it’s had on their own lives and on Vermont society. Enjoy stories of this time, and learn through the lens of these women who took part.

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