Noted last month at the end of the post, "Adrienne Rich Celebrated Here" was a notice that I'd been invited to participate in the above event.
A fund-raiser for In Other Words, Portland's feminist community center, the film will be followed by a panel. Judith Arcana, poet, literary biographer of Grace Paley, will moderate. I look forward to meeting Judith, a "Jane," from Chicago's underground abortion counseling service (1968-1973).
Like many in the pro-Choice movement, I've always been in awe of the courage of the Janes and wonder if we are headed back to those times. Read more about Jane HERE, listen to a link to a recent radio interview with Judith about it.
Alice King, board member of In Other Words (now famous for a quirky take on "Portlandia" ) is on the panel. At their site is more detail about July 12 and how we will reflect on feminism--1959, 1975, and today. I believe there is one other woman on the panel--and moi, the outlier old lady feminist from the east coast.
Much territory to cover...I'm intrigued to discover how we do it!