Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m.
Women from the classes of '70, '71, and '72 will gather on Thursday, June 3, at 6 p.m. Over an elegant box dinner and wine, we'll listen to recent Macalester graduate Molly Brookfield '09 recount her research on the evolution of feminism at Macalester. After dinner, we'll consider the following statement before self-organizing into groups for topics and activities of individual choice:
"In the late 60s and early 70s, Macalester women experienced a transformation of roles and identity. Our mothers may not have worked outside of the home, but most of us put major effort into one or more careers. As social restrictions on campus eased, we followed new paths in forming relationships and creating family. Our politics were forged in the context of compelling national events. Upon graduation, we emerged into a dramatically different world.
Forty years later, we collectively celebrate six decades of relationship, experience, and wisdom. At the same time, we find ourselves once again undergoing personal and professional change. With the recent recession and as we reach a certain age, options for expanding and revitalizing work may have diminished. Our children are now moving on with their own lives. Looking back, we hope we have made a difference and that the world is better off because we were here. A question many of us may be asking is, 'What’s next in my life?'"
Come to the Women’s Gathering to interact with long time friends and women you have only just met. Listen, share your story, prepare to be inspired and renewed as we toast our continuing adventures in life!