National Organization for Women, 1968
The National Organization for Women was founded in 1966 by Betty Friedan and a group of activists. Two years later, NOW has established themselves as a influential feminist group with successful work in preventing work place discrimination. In this committee, delegates must debate topics in feminist ideology in order to set a agenda and plan of action for NOW. In addition, delegates must respond to crises that infringe on the rights of American women.
Sydney Blomstrom |
Sydney is a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College and a major in International Relations with a minor in Gender Studies. As someone who primarily studies issues in a global context, Sydney is excited to direct a committee specifically on American feminism. She is fascinated by the history of American feminism and the individuals who led these important movements, especially since 1968 was a very significant year in American politics. During Sydney's spare time, she loves drinking coffee, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. She is eager to see what happens during committee and how the delegates will re-write history.