The Feminine Mystique at 50: Reflecting on the Book that Inspired, Angered, and Forever Changed America

Center for American History and Culture Programs
Women and Gender Seminar
Friday, November 8, 2013

9 am to 4 pm

This progam is free and no reservation is required. Sponsored in part by the Chicago Area Women’s History Council.

9:30 am
Coffee and Book Exhibit

10 am
Welcome:
Victoria J. Herget, Chair, Newberry Board of Trustees and Liesl Olson, Director, Scholl Center for American History and Culture

10:05 am
Introduction:
Francesca Morgan
and Joan Johnson, Co-Conveners of the Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender

10:15-11:45 am
Historians Reflect (Panel of Scholars):
Elizabeth Fraterrigo, Associate Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago
Katherine Turk, Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas at Dallas

Moderator: Susan Levine, Professor of History, University of Illinois Chicago

12 pm
Lunch

1 pm
Keynote Address: Lisa Fine and Kirsten Fermaglich, editors of the Norton Critical Edition of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

Introduction: Michelle Nickerson, Co-Convener of the Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender

2:30-4 pm
Feminists Reflect (Roundtable of Activists):
Joan M. Hall, Co-founder, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School; Retired Partner, Jenner and Block
Anne Ladky, Founding Member and Executive Director, Women Employed
Christine Riddiough, Former Co-Chair, Illinois Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Rebecca Sive, Public Affairs Consultant, Writer, Instructor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy

Moderator: Mary Ann Johnson, President, Chicago Area Women’s History Council