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This event celebrates the recent publication of Barbara Winslow’s Revolutionary Feminists: The Women’s Liberation Movement in Seattle (Duke University Press, 2023). Winslow, professor of secondary education and women’s and gender studies, is joined in conversation by Assistant Professor Zinga Fraser, Africana Studies, and director of the Shirley Chisholm Project, and Jeanne Theoharis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science. The book tells the story of the radical women’s liberation movement in Seattle in the 1960s and 1970s from the perspective of a founding member, Barbara Winslow. She brings the voices and visions of those she calls the movement’s “ecstatic utopians” to life. She charts their short-term successes and lasting achievements, from organizing women at work and campaigning for subsidized childcare to creating women-centered rape crisis centers, health clinics, and self-defense programs.