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Book Talk with Megan Taylor Shockley on “Creating a Progressive Commonwealth: Women Activists, Feminism, and the Politics of Social Change in Virginia, 1970s–2000s

When: Wed., March 20, 12-1 p.m. 2019

In honor of National Women's History Month, Megan Taylor Shockley will speak about her new book, Creating a Progressive Commonwealth: Women Activists, Feminism, and the Politics of Social Change in Virginia, 1970s–2000s. Her study illustrates how feminists in the state challenged the patriarchal system and engaged directly with the legislature through grassroots educational efforts on three initiatives: passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, protection of abortion rights, and pursuit of legal and social rights for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. A book signing will follow the talk. For more information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.

Price: Free

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