Saturday, October 23, 2021
The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians will hold its annual business meeting, better known as the Little Berks, online this year. We welcome all members of the Berks to attend this virtual conference.
Theme: “Inclusive Institution Building & Legacy Making”
Over the past few years, various institutions that range from governmental to educational have emphasized the need for inclusivity on every level. Yet, the organizations remain the same, homogenous with regard to race, gender, and physical ability. As the nation’s premier women’s history organization, The Little Berks hopes to interrogate inclusivity and also offer up call-to-actions about how to best achieve inclusive excellence. We will have the following thought leaders and renowned academics serve on roundtables and panels to help us to chart an improved pathway towards “inclusive institution building and legacy making,” this year’s theme for the Little Berks.
- Holly Hotchner (NWHM)
- Imara Jones (TransLash)
- Suzanne Welsh (Bennett College, HBCU)
- Evelynn Hammonds (Harvard Univ.)
- Vanessa Northington Gamble (GWU & practicing physician)
- Elizabeth Russo (Founder of Adyn, birth control company)