Vermont’s first female governor to talk on the women’s movement in Concord
Madeleine Kunin, Vermont’s first female governor, will speak about her book The New Feminist Agenda tomorrow at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate.
The talk is sponsored by the New Hampshire Women’s Initiative, in partnership with Gibson’s Bookstore and the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire. Kunin will speak 6 -7:30 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public.
Kunin, who served as governor of Vermont from 1985 to 1991, has a contemporary take on feminist thinking, said Mary Johanna Brown, chairwoman of the New Hampshire Women’s Initiative. The book is filled with statistics and policy, but also touches on workplace policies and new family structures, Brown said. Kunin focuses on including men in discussions of feminism as well.
“It reads as a road map for how to achieve gender equity as we move forward into the future,” Brown said of the book.
Kunin’s talk is at an exciting time in women’s history, Brown said, as New Hampshire just elected the country’s first all-female congressional delegation. In addition, the women’s movement is at a critical moment in history, and Kunin is someone on the cutting edge of discussing where the movement should go, Brown said.
“I think that the women’s movement needs to figure out how to reinvent itself in contemporary terms,” she said. “And Madeleine Kunin knows that that’s needed.”