This is the first tape of a symposium sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) recorded in Spring 1981. In this symposium, women from diverse ethnic backgrounds discuss racism: why it exists, who is racist, who benefits from racism, its effects both nationally and globally, and what Affirmative Action may mean to most women. Produced by Catherine Stifter, KPFK. On this tape, the speakers include Marjorie Boehm, national president of the WILPF, delivering the keynote address; María Gaitán, a Chicana activist from Women for Racial and Economic Equality; Marnesba Tackett, educator, community and former director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Helene Rosenbluth of the New Jewish Agenda; Hashi Hanta of the American Indian Movement; and Dr. Patricia Lin "Pat" Blinde of the Asian Pacific Women's Network and part of the Ethnic Studies program at University of Southern California.
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.