Join the National Women’s History Museum on select Sundays each month as we bring you free virtual programming from the comfort of your home! From panel discussions, author talks, guest curated walk throughs of brand-new online exhibits and virtual workshops, we invite you to take a “women’s history break” with us to feel inspired and come away empowered by the stories of women on whose shoulders we now stand. All NWHM Presents! [email protected] programming is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.
The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email [email protected] at least 7 days in advance of the program.
"The Missing Waves of Feminism" Symposium Series
In celebration of 25 years of service and dedication to amplifying women’s distinct contributions to our nation’s history, the National Women’s History Museum is proud to present this four-part virtual panel discussion series, “The Missing Waves of Feminism.” “The Missing Waves” examines the “lost eras” of the traditionally recognized canon of the Four Waves of Feminism, including examples of early activism, the roles of minority women, and the impact of social movements that continued to progress for women’s rights even as the nation’s attention was turned to wars, pandemics, and internal disputes.
Highlighting barrier-breaking women, scholars, and activists whose work centers around citizenship, equity, voter suppression, equal pay, and social justice, the panelists represent a diverse array of disciplines and cultural studies. Using a virtual platform, this eye-opening series strives to connect audiences with presenters whose intellect and talents demonstrate women’s backbone, ingenuity, and forward thinking from the late 18th century to the start of this new decade.
These events are free to attend, but advance registration is required.
The Missing Waves of Feminism: The Fourth Wave
Sunday, December 12th 6:00pm ET
More information coming soon!
Feminism: The Fourth Wave, Guest Curator-led Exhibit Walkthrough
Sunday, December 5, 3:00pm EDT
Join the NWHM on Sunday, December 5th at 3:00pm EDT for a special guest curator-led virtual walkthrough of our upcoming exhibit, Feminism: The Fourth Wave.
While there is no agreed upon “start” to the so-called “fourth wave of feminism,” its beginnings are often loosely affiliated with the early 2000s when the popularization of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube allowed for online advocacy campaigns to reach mass audiences and make significant cultural impacts. Technological advancements also enabled digital methods for organizing in recent years, becoming an important module for fourth wave feminists to meet and plan acts of activism online, as well as discuss and debate feminist discourse. Activists today continue to work on many of the same issues as their predecessors—equal pay, reproductive rights, and sexual assault, for example—but with the innovative tools of the digital age at their disposal. While much fourth wave activism continues to take place both on the Internet (#MeToo, Time’s Up, and the “Believe Women” campaigns) and on the street (Women’s Marches), it’s largely conceived and disseminated online, making social media platforms a powerful tool in the fourth wave era.
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