[19770709_YHR1] Fight Brews at Women's Conference in E'burg



Citation

Hilton, Carol and Jackie Humphries, “[19770709_YHR1] Fight Brews at Women's Conference in E'burg,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed April 24, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8241.

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Title

[19770709_YHR1] Fight Brews at Women's Conference in E'burg

Subject

Women--Washington (State) / Washington State Conference for Women (1977:Ellensburg, Wash.) / National Women's Conference / Women--Legal status, laws, etc--Washington (State) / Women--Identity / Equal rights amendments--Washington (State)

Description

This article describes the tensions that arose from the unexpected arrival of a large contingent of Mormon women - known as the Blue and White Coalition - that arrived at the Washington State Women's Convention on July 8th, 1977 in Ellensburg, Washington. The Coalition would square off against Feminists and Liberal women who would take opposite sides on the Equal Rights Amendment ratifications discussed at the event, in regards to topics such as abortion and rights for homosexuals. The article goes on to talk about Jill Ruckleshaus, past member of the National Women's Commission, and questions she posed to the conference participants regarding issues facing women today.

Creator

Hilton, Carol and Jackie Humphries

Source

Central Washington University, University Relations Office -- Newspaper clippings & Press Releases; Washington State Conference for Women 1977 (Box 17)

Publisher

Yakima Herald-Republic

Date

1977-07-09

Contributor

Central Washington University Archives & Special Collections

Rights

Reprinted by permission of the Yakima Herald-Republic

Format

Original newspaper clippings were scanned at 200 dpi TIFF files on an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. 72dpi JPEG files were then added to the Greenstone database at Central Washington University's Brooks Library

Type

text

Identifier

CWU0270661_19770709_YHR1