Carnegie Mellon University

When Feminism Went Viral: The Origins of Activism in the 1990s

The 15th Annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s History

In light of public health concerns about the COVID-19 virus, The Department of History is acting out of an abundance of caution and offering this event virtually.
Lisa Levenstein
Professor of History
Chair, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
In the 1990s, Time Magazine declared that feminism was dead. In her new book, They Didn’t See Us Coming:  The Hidden History of Feminism in the 1990s, Levenstein shows otherwise. Global and local activists engaged a new tool, called the internet, and with it, new types of activism arose. Activists’ innovative communication strategies—elevating people whose voices had been marginalized to create new communities and attract new audiences—prefigured and laid groundwork for the online movements of our day.
Thursday, March 18, 4:30-5:30pm EST
Zoom Webinar Link