Huntington Memorial Library and The Green Toad Bookstore are pleased to bring Public Scholar Neil Maher, Associate Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology & Rutgers University to speak on Space and the Women’s Movement. Join us on October 6th at 7:00pm at Foothills Performing Arts Center for his talk Heavenly Bodies: “Manned Space Flight” and the Women’s Movement. He will explore the history of Sally Ride’s historic flight and the important role played by the feminist movement during the ‘60s & ‘70s in pressuring NASA to admit women to its previously all-male astronaut corps. Neil Maher’s presentation, which includes group discussions of both political cartoons depicting these women’s protests and a TV interview with Sally Ride herself, will help participants better understand the unexplored role of the space race in the history of the modern women’s movement. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through support of Humanities New York.
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