"International Women's Year, Women on the move." A documentary about the International Women's Year conference held in November 1977 in Houston, TX. This was the first ever U.S. government sponsored conference for and about women. Estimated 20,000 persons attended including an official delegation of 2000 persons to vote on a national plan on women's rights. "ERA" chanted in opening. This documentary gives an overview of events at the conference including: abortion, lesbianism, child abuse, minority rights, arms race, nuclear power, and prostitution. Bella Abzug speaks about the importance and history of the conference. Also heard are Lottie Beth Hobbs from the pro-family group Association of Women Who Want to Be Women; Margaret "Midge" Costanza, Presidential assistant; Marged Wakeley, actress; Billie Jean King, tennis player who ran the last part of the torch run; and spectator reactions.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.