Joyce Avrech Berkman, professor of history and adjunct professor of women, gender and sexuality studies, will retire at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Please join us to honor her remarkable 48-year career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
In celebration of Professor Berkman's multifaceted contributions to her field, a day-long series of presentations inspired by her work will be offered, followed by a dinner.
Feminist Oral History as Organizing:
Julia Sandy-Bailey, Department of History, Shepherd University, “A Feminist Beginning, Collaborative Work and its Consequences”
Susan Tracy, Department of History, Hampshire College, “The Valley Women’s History Collaborative”
Anne Moore, Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “From Community History to Special Collections”
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
From Kitchen Table to Safe Haven: A Community Oral History Project of Domestic Violence Shelters:
Jacqueline Castledine, University Without Walls, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “Creating Safe Haven”
Roundtable Discussion of the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) Project with NELCWIT Rep., Students and VWHC Members
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
The DIFFERENCE of Women’s History: Panel Discussion:
Tizania Rota, Project Director Health Opportunity Grants,
Schenectady County Community College
Elise Young, Middle Eastern History, Westfield State
Beth Behn, LTC US Army, Ft. Stewart, GA
Karen Smith, History, Emporia State University
Joyce Follet, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College
Keynote Speaker: Kathy Peiss, The Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania will present “How to Change the World through Women’s History: Reflections on a Political and Intellectual Movement”
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Reception: held in the Graduate Student Reading Room at the UMass Campus Center
Comments by Karen Remmler, Director, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center
Buffet Dinner: We will have a buffet dinner for $35. For students, we have a subsidized fee of $18.
After Dinner Speakers to include: Julie Hayes, John Bracey, Lorna Peterson, Ann Ferguson, Babette Faehmel, among others. Joyce will also speak. Volunteers welcome