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Unearthing Feminist Activism from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

February 23, 2012 - 4:15pm
The Clayman Institute
Serra House
589 Capistrano Way

Free and open to all.

In her new book, Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster, Stanford historian Andrea Rees Davies illuminates the paradox of working-class women’s activism in 1906 San Francisco. Davies uses the story of activist Mary Kelly -- and other refugee women -- to examine the role women played in organizing disaster relief. Her talk will offer insights into how gender, class, and race norms are reproduced during the social chaos created by a disaster.

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Clayman Institute for Gender Research
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