October WIS Seminar

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 12:00 - 1:00pm


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                                                      Elisabeth Seaman      

Women's Interchange at SLAC (WIS) presents
 Nancy C. Unger
Associate Professor of History, Santa Clara University

speaking on her new book, published by Oxford  University Press

 "Beyond Nature's Housekeepers:
American Women in Environmental History"

Fifty years ago Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, a
critique of the country's dependence on chemical pesticides. She
was dismissed by
Time as "hysterically overemphatic." The New
added, 'Isn't it just like a woman to be scared to death of
a few bugs!'

This talk reveals the role that sex and gender have played in
American environmental history. From pre-Columbian Native
Americans to today's environmental justice activists; for better,
and sometimes for worse, women have played a unique role in
the shaping of the nation's environment.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 pm
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA

Everyone is welcome - bring your lunch or purchase it at the Harvest Café, and bring a friend!




Corrine Purcell email: purcell@slac.stanford.edu

Last Updated 10/16/12