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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

Second Sunday Author Series with Joan Marie Johnson

Second Sunday Author Series with Joan Marie Johnson


Event Date:
Sunday, October 08 2017

What is the event about?

Join us for this month's Second Sunday Author program. Joan Marie Johnson will discuss her new book, Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy and the Women’s Movement, 1870-1967. The book explores women’s funding for winning the right to vote, reproductive rights, and the expansion of higher education for women. She will explain why wealthy women, including Californians Jane Stanford, Phoebe Hearst, and Ellen Scripps, gave to these controversial causes and the impact their donations had on the movement for women’s equality. Johnson shows us that tensions over wealth and power that persist in the modern movement have deep historical roots.​

Tickets are $5

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About The Book: "Funding Feminism is a brilliantly conceived work that enriches our understanding and probes the complexities of feminism in the United States by demonstrating the ways that wealthy women both advanced feminist causes and--despite their commitment to a sisterhood of all women--sometimes exacerbated divisions among women based on class, race, and ethnicity."--Anya Jabour, University of Montana 

About The Author: Joan Marie Johnson is a historian with twenty years speaking on, writing about, and teaching women’s history.