About the Symposium
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OVERFLOW ROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE SATURDAY. LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY:
Friday and Saturday will be filmed and archived; available for view after the symposium.
React: The Feminine Mystique at 50
Symposium | February 22 – 23
Official Press Release
Exhibition on display until March 5th at
The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
at Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY
FRIDAY | FEBRUARY 22, 2013
PANELS & DISCUSSION will be at The Theresa Lang Community Center (55 West 13th Street, second floor)
3:30 PM. Some American Feminists | Film Screening and Discussion
5 PM. House/Wife: The Feminine Mystique at Home | Panel Discussion
- Panel Introduction: Joel Towers, Executive Dean, Parsons The New School for Design
- Sarah Lichtman, Assistant Professor of Art & Design Studies, Parsons The New School for Design
- Aidan O’Connor, Co-Organizer of exhibitions Counter Space: Design + The Modern Kitchen (The Museum of Modern Art, 2010-11) and Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000 (The Museum of Modern Art, 2012)
- Laura Shapiro, author of Julia Child (Penguin Lives, 2007), Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America (Viking, 2004), and Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century (University of California Press, 1986); co-curator of exhibition Lunch Hour NYC (NYPL, 2012-13)
- Moderator: Laura Auricchio, Associate Professor of Art History, Parsons The New School for Design and Chair of Humanities, The New School for Public Engagement.
6 PM. Keynote Address
- Remarks: Tim Marshall, Provost, The New School.
- Introduction: Claire Potter, Professor of History, The New School for Public Engagement.
- Susan Ware, author of Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women’s Sports (University of North Carolina Press, 2011) and other books on American women’s history; Editor, American National Biography (Oxford University Press.)
7 PM. Reception at The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
- Jointly honoring the symposium and the opening of React: The Feminine Mystique at 50 – exhibition, an exhibition of student work on view at the Parsons Aronson Gallery.
SATURDAY | FEBRUARY 23, 2013*
PANELS & DISCUSSION will be at The Theresa Lang Community Center (55 West 13th Street)
1 PM. Beyond the Book: Reverberations of Women’s Liberation | Panel Discussion
- Susan Brownmiller, author of In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution (Random House/Dial Press, 1999), Femininity (Simon & Schuster/Linden Press, 1984), and Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape (Simon & Schuster, 1975 and Ballantine Books, 1993).
- Jane Gerhard, author of The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and the Power of Popular Feminism, 1970-2007 (University of Georgia Press, forthcoming 2013) and Desiring Revolution: Second-Wave Feminisim and the Rewriting of American Sexual Thought, 1920-1982 (Columbia University Press: 2001).
- Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Executive Editor, feministing.com, and author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life (Seal Press, 2011).
- Nona Willis Aronowitz, journalist, Roosevelt Institute fellow, co-author of Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism (Seal Press, 2009), and editor of Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).
- Moderator: Claire Potter, (see above)
2:30 PM. REACT: The Feminine Mystique at 50 | Exhibition Discussion
- Panel discussion featuring 3 students with work on view in the accompanying exhibition: Robert Hickerson, Molly Oberholtzer, and Ilyn Wong.
- Chair: Gina Luria Walker, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, The New School for Public Engagement
- Moderators: Natalie Balthrop and Deborah Engel, exhibition co-curators.
3:30. The Feminine Mystique: Past, Present, Future | Panel and Audience Discussion
- Mia Herndon, former Executive Director, The Third Wave Foundation.
- Mira Schor, Associate Teaching Professor, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
- Moderator: Susan Ware, keynote speaker
*schedule is subject to change
A book fair will be held throughout the symposium with books by all participants and the 50th-anniversary re-issue of The Feminine Mystique available for purchase; hosted by Barnes and Noble.
The symposium is co-sponsored by:
• Dean’s Office, The New School for Public Engagement
• Dean’s Office, Parsons the New School for Design
• Food Studies Program, The New School for Public Engagement
• Gender Studies Program, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
• History Department, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
• School of Undergraduate Studies, The New School for Public Engagement
• Humanities Department, The New School for Public Engagement
• School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design
• Social Sciences Department, The New School for Public Engagement
• Student Activities Finance Committee, The New School
• Graduate Student Assembly, Parsons The New School for Design
• University Student Senate, The New School
Special thanks to The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at Parsons The New School for Design,
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