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Broadway Center & Humanities Washington present

Think & Drink

Pretty, Angry: Feminism and Protest from the 1968 Miss America to #MeToo

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
7 Seas Brewery and Tap Room, Tacoma
Tickets: FREE Community Event



Tickets may become available the day of the event; if the space is not already full 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, general admission will begin on a first come, first served basis, until we reach capacity.
Professor Amy Peloff, University of Washington
Teresa Ciabattari, Pacific Lutheran University, moderator
Charmaine Slye: one of 21 organizers for the 2017 Seattle Women’s March
Admittance is on a first come, first served basis. Registering online expedites the ticketing process, but does NOT guarantee admission. Please show up at least 30 minutes early to hold your reservation. Beyond this time, entry will be first come first serve upon arrival.
At the Miss America pageant in 1968, activists descended on Atlantic City to protest what they saw as the event’s objectification of women. Though the protesters only numbered several hundred, their ideas and outrage—and the widely televised reach of the event they disrupted—propelled the next wave of feminism to the national spotlight, resulting in major changes to attitudes and laws. Exactly fifty years later women's anger has taken a different form, this time focused less on public spectacles than private moments. It’s a movement calling attention to sexual assault, harassment, and similar abuses that often happen in the quiet corners of offices, big box stores, and movie studios. The #MeToo movement is emerging as the tip of a new feminist moment, a movement that also includes the Women’s March (considered the largest single-day protest in US history), and the unprecedented numbers of women running for office.

But as one of the organizers of the Miss America protest said, “I thought that the things we accomplished would stick—not that they would be always in danger.” Will #MeToo and other new efforts bring about lasting social changes, or are they mostly a hyped-up hashtag? Join us as we explore the last 50 years of women’s political and social power in America.
Think & Drink events are hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas. Experts, artists, and activists from a variety of disciplines participate in a moderated discussion, with a strong emphasis on audience participation.


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