Jewish veterans of 1960s women’s movement convened at New York University
April 10, 2011
On April 10, 2011, Jewish veterans of the 1960s women’s liberation movement gathered at New York University for a conference on "Women's Liberation and Jewish Identity." Conceived and planned by Brandeis Professor Joyce Antler, Chair of JWA’s Academic Advisory Council, and co-sponsored by JWA and the Spencer Foundation's Initiative for Civic Learning and Civic Action, the program explored the interaction and tension between Jewish identity, culture, and tradition and the broader struggle for women’s rights.
High profile Jewish feminists, such as Susan Brownmiller, Gloria Feldt, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, and Alix Kates Shulman, joined lesser-known but equally committed activists, such as Arlene Agus, Vicki Gabriner, and Vivian Rothstein, to share their personal and political experiences as Jewish and/or radical feminists.
On the second day, a group of younger Jewish feminists, including Tamara Cohen, Collier Meyerson, Nona Willis-Aronowitz, Irin Carmon, Jaclyn Friedman, and JWA's Judith Rosenbaum, discussed feminism, Jewish identity, and activism today.
See also: Jewish Feminism and Feminist Jews: More Questions than Answers and Women's Liberation and Jewish Identity: Bringing it home on Jewesses with Attitude.