Presented by History of Social Justice Organizing & The Center for Women, Politics and Policy
Panel, Q & A discussion, Free
The Portland women’s movement of the 70s began with protests and consciousness raising but quickly expanded to include projects and services: bookstores, abortion information and referral, a rape hotline, women’s studies at PSU, an independent feminist school, a building, a health clinic and more. This panel will cover the Community Law Project, the Rape Relief Hotline, the Red Emma collective, the Portland Women’s Health Clinic, and Prescott House.
Panelists: Ruth Gundle was one of the founders of the Community Law Project (a feminist law collective) in 1975; Kristan Knapp co-founded Prescott House, a place for women getting out of prison to readjust to society. It evolved into Bradley-Angle House, the first shelter for women escaping violence on the West Coast; Ann Mussey was a member of a feminist collective in 1971 Portland called Red Emma which was home to some of the early founders of the Portland Women's Health Clinic; May Wallace (formerly Susan Crawford) helped launch the Rape Relief Hotline in 1973, now known as the Portland Women's Crisis Line.
History of Social Justice Organizing is an ongoing series of presentations by activists and scholars on a wide variety of social justice organizing topics in Portland and elsewhere. The mission for the Center for Women, Politics & Policy is to increase women's leadership in public policy through targeted teaching and community service programs.
A program of Occupy History & the Center for Women, Politics & Policy (cwpp.pdx.edu/)