Exploring Gender Inequality on American Farms

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Date: January 11, 2015
Contact: Kimberly Szewczyk, 315-568-2991 x 3000

Seneca Falls, NY-  The family farm has been an American ideal of economic production for the better part of two centuries. Indeed, today's alternative agricultural movement seeks to reinstate the family farm model in pursuit of both community sustenance, and farmer autonomy and independence. Come discover the role gender has played on American farms.

On Thursday, January 29th, Women's Rights National Historical Park and Hobart and William Smith Colleges will co-host Elizabeth Ramey, Assistant Professor of Economics and Women's Studies who will present a lecture titled,"Down on the Family Farm: Gender Inequality in an Iconic American Institution." This discussion will examine critically the iconic form that today's movements seek to replicate. In particular, the talk will explore the centrality of gender inequality to the viability of early 20thcentury family farms. The program will be offered from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the park visitor center at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024. All sites within Women's Rights National Historical Park are free and open to the public.Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. 


Last updated: February 26, 2015

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