Democratic Socialists of America Feminist Commission

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Democratic Socialists of America Feminist Commission

1990 leaders

In 1990, Amy Bachrach, from New York, Elissa McBride, from Washington DC, and Sara Stoutland (editor), were contacts for the Democratic Socialists of America Feminist Commission. [1]

"Socialist Feminists: Who Are We Now?"

The DSA Feminist Commission held a conference entitled "Socialist Feminists: Who Are We Now?" January 8-10 1993 in Washington, D.C. The conference was designed to help set a socialist feminist agenda for the Clinton era.

Over 100 people attended the opening-night plenary, which featured Heidi Hartmann of the Institute for Women's Policy Research, NOW president Patricia Ireland, D.C. activist Gwen McKinney, and Kay Ostberg of the Human Rights Campaign Fund.

Saturday afternoon's session was entitled "Breaking Bread: Can We Be Part of a Multiracial Women's Movement?" Speakers included Juanita Webster, of DSA's African American Commission and the Feminist Commission;Tomasa Gonzalez, of DSA's Latino/a Commission and the Feminist Commission; and Cindy Deitch of the Feminist Commission.[2]

1993/1995 leaders

References

  1. Democratic Left, Jan./Feb. 1990, page 13
  2. Dem. Left, Jan./Feb. 1993. page 8
  3. Dem. Left, Sept./Oct 1995, page 38