Righting the Wrongs of Rock History: Women, Gender and Rock
A panel discussion held at Smith College, October, 22, 2015
Panelists include: June Millington, Kim House, Alice Bag, Kristen Hersh, JD Samson, and Julie Cafritz; moderated by Tanya Pearson with an introduction by Kelly Anderson.
Tanya Pearson (Smith AC class 2016) created the Women of Rock Oral History Project in 2015 for her Archives Concentration Capstone Project and the interviews form source material for her honors thesis. It is the first known oral history project about female rock & rollers. She has donated the interviews (video recordings and transcripts) to the Sophia Smith Collection.
The Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers
Fifty-two activists took part in the first Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers held at Smith College, June 21-24. The school is part of the new Steinem Initiative affiliated with Smith’s Center for Community Collaboration and grew out of the longtime dream of Gloria Steinem '56 and the late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected chief of a major American Indian nation.