Claiming Our Power: A conversation with Brenda Feigen ’66

Sep 29, 5:00 p.m.

Rockefeller Hall 300 and virtually on Zoom

Prominent Feminist Activist, Lawyer, and Author of Not One of the Boys: Living Life as a Feminist (Knopf 2000, 2020)

Women’s rights are under serious assault at this point in our history. In particular, the recent Supreme Court decision striking down Roe vs. Wade has put reproductive rights and reproductive justice front and center for women’s rights advocates in the United States. You are invited to a conversation with Brenda Feigen ’66, recipient of the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC) Spirit of Vassar Award for 2022.  Among her many achievements, Brenda co-founded Ms. magazine with Gloria Steinem and became a founding Director, along with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project. 

Facilitated by Monica Vachher ’77, President of the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC).

Award ceremony to follow.

To attend this event virtually, please register to receive the Zoom instructions.

Co-sponsored by the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC), the Women, Feminist, and Queer Studies Program, the Women’s Center, and the LGBTQ Center.

headshot of women's rights activist Brenda Feigen '66
          Brenda Feigen ’66
A wheel-shaped graphic in which each spoke has a phrase, including: family rights, immigrants’ rights, reproductive choice, disability rights, climate crisis, LGBTQ rights, gun violence, anti-semitism, voting rights, gender violence, anti-racism, women’s rights.