The Rachel Carson Bridge, artistically rendered here, is used to represent our intention to bring together multiple generations of feminists in an effort to address the challenges that girls and women face throughout the lifespan. The Rachel Carson Bridge spans the Allegheny River in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA. It honors Rachel Carson, a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Chatham University. Despite the sexism she faced as a woman working in biology in the mid-20th Century, her work greatly advanced the environmental and sustainability movement. Artwork by Terry C. Brinkman

By drawing upon the legacy and energy of our feminist foremothers, we will explore the well-being of girls and women of all gender expressions and identities throughout the lifespan. From within a feminist psychological context, we will examine research, therapy, community work, activism and advocacy. Throughout the conference we will highlight the voices of those who have often been silenced, including girls and older women, and we will emphasize dreams, accomplishments, and wisdom. We will explore the lives of girls and women of varying cultural backgrounds, examining how our intersecting identities afford us different advantages and adversities. Join us for a celebration of our feminist foremothers’ victories for social change and a forging of new pathways for future generations of feminists, all the while recognizing the tensions that can arise when doing intergenerational feminist work. We seek to explore these tensions in a context that fosters growth and the development of mutual understanding. While we will focus on the lives of girls and women, we explicitly welcome all voices to the conversation, regardless of gender identity.

Keynote Speakers

lyn_brown_blue croppedRebecca Walker

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