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Jewish Women Writing and Making History

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 2 Tammuz 5783

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for a delightful afternoon talk by Bettina Aptheker at TBE as she speaks about the lives of two extraordinary Jewish feminists: Eleanor Flexner and Bella Abzug. Hats optional!
Eleanor Flexner was a major feminist historian of the mid-twentieth century who launched the field of study that became known as Womens History.” Her book, Century of Struggle was the first single-volume inclusive history of the woman suffrage movement.
Bella Savitsky Abzug, (Battling Bella) was a radical civil rights and feminist lawyer, a US Congresswoman for 6 years, and one of the most visible and dynamic leaders of the second wave of the Women’s Liberation Movement. She initiated the National Womens Political Caucus and was at the forefront of the international Eco-Feminism movement.
Bettina Aptheker is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Feminist Studies at UCSC. Her most recently published book is called Communists in Closets: Queering the History, 1930s-1990s. She is a feminist scholar-activist who has been involved in social justice movements for more than 50 years.  A dynamic speaker and storyteller with a good sense of humor, Bettina has been a member of Temple Beth El for many years.


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