"Fighting Back: How Anti-Rape Activists Fostered Feminism on Campus" 
Presented by Anna Richey, Doctoral Fellow, Department of History
Wednesday, April 13 7 PM
Zoom Webinar

Anna Richey photoThe 2021-'22 Chambers Fellow is Anna Richey, a doctoral fellow in the Department of History. Her lecture, entitled “Fighting Back: How Anti-Rape Activists Fostered Feminism on Campus,” will examine students in both the Women’s Liberation and Civil Rights Movements and their work to stop rape within their communities.

Oral histories play a central role in Richey's research by centering the voices of survivors and activists, as they redefined public discourse on gendered violence. These interviews illuminate the powerful history of student-led grassroots organizing, the implementation of Title IX within higher education, and the growth of the supposedly “safe space” of the modern college campus.

The Chambers Fellowship Lecture is co-sponsored by the Rutgers Oral History Archives, Rutgers Living History Society, Department of History, and Office of the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

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For more information about the Chambers Fellowship, click here.