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“Contested Notions of Equality,” This Land is Herland series presentation (virtual)

November 5, 7 p.m.

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The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center are pleased to present This Land is Herland, a series of programs on women’s activism in Oklahoma sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities. The third program, “Contested Notions of Equality,” will be held Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m. The event will be conducted virtually and will include presentations by three scholars. Following the presentations, the scholars will be available to answer questions from the online audience.

This online program will bring the discussion of gendered activism to the present era, with presentations covering American Indian women’s activism, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the resurgence of conservative politics. The topics and speakers for the evening are: “‘My Children Are More Important to Me Than Any Office I Might Hold’: Mary Fallin’s Use of Motherhood as a Conservative Political Strategy,” by Dr. Patricia Loughlin, University of Central Oklahoma; “‘Until We Organized’: Wanda Jo Peltier Stapleton and the Equal Rights Amendment Debate in Oklahoma, 1972–1982,” by Chelsea Ball, University of Oklahoma; and “LaDonna Harris: Comanche Leader, Activist, Matriarch,” by Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, University of Oklahoma.

There is no cost for this program but preregistration is required. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on November 4. Links for this online program will be emailed to registrants on November 2.

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Left to right: Mary Fallin, Wanda Jo Peltier Stapleton, and LaDonna HarrisThis program is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.


November 5
7 p.m.
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