Bid now for a cozy personal chat over coffee and dessert with legendary feminist activist Bettina Aptheker!
Bettina Aptheker is a feminist, activist, and scholar of history with a national reputation for her talents as an instructor. Bettina taught one of the country’s largest and most influential introductory feminist studies courses for nearly three decades at UC Santa Cruz. Students often describe their time in Aptheker’s class as a “life-changing experience” and an “eye-opener.” A deeply compelling speaker, Aptheker, incorporates art, poetry, historical essays, slides, videos, and music into multifaceted, multimedia courses that linger in the minds of undergraduates long after they leave the classroom.
Aptheker’s 2006 book, Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech and Became A Feminist Rebel, tells the fascinating story of her life. It traces her role in major historical and political events ranging from her co-leadership of the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, the movement against the war in Vietnam, and the movement to free Angela Davis, to the building of the Women’s Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz. Aptheker holds a prestigious Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz.
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