During the Journalist Encounter, which preceded the United Nations International Women's Year conference, feminist journalists - along with conference delegates who had already arrived - got an early sampling of the political divisions that would prove so disruptive during the two-week conference in Mexico City. They also got an early start on combating such divisive factors by holding numerous caucuses and formulating a feminist manifesto-- a strangely ambiguous, yet moving plea for a sisterhood above ideology. This is a recording of the first feminist caucus, held Tuesday, June 17, 1975. Includes Margaret Sloan a founding editor of Ms. Magazine, Connie Delezai[sp?] of ABC-San Diego, Kiersten Olmonds[sp?] from the Sacramento Bee, Clarissa Schaefer[sp?] from San Diego, Marcianne Miller[sp?] of KPFK and KTTV-Los Angeles, Barbara Cady of KPFK and the Los Angeles Times, Aurelia Morris of Pacifica Radio, Anne Flieden[sp?] of St. Louis, Jane Touzel of Radio Canada International, Sheila Brady of the Ottawa Journal, Eleanor T. Snow of Orange County Women's Health Center, Anne Caugh[sp?] of the U.N., Linda Curtis of the Talahasee FL Feminist Women's Health Center, Barbara Huck[sp?] of the ? Women's Health Center, Ruth Gage Colby of the U.N., and many more. The conference was held in Mexico City, Mexico from June 19-July 2, 1975.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.