3/7/13 Forum on the Portland Women's Movement

program date: 
Thu, 03/07/2013

Live broadcast of the forum held at Portland State University on the Portland Women's Movement of the 1970s to the present day - from activism to institutions.

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, a 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 in 1975, a feminist law collective;); 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, a long.; May Wallace (formerly Susan Crawford) helped launch the Rape Relief Hotline in 1973 (now known as the Portland Women's Crisis Line).

 

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