Beyond Nature's Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History

Nancy C. Unger, Professor of History, Santa Clara University

In this richly illustrated presentation, historian Unger reveals how and why women have played unique roles in shaping this nation's environment. She examines women's environmental concerns and attitudes, and how their responses and activism intersect with the larger culture. She’ll explore pioneers, settlers, municipal housekeepers, scouting organizations, mountaineers, suburban homemakers, nuclear protesters and environmental justice activists, and campaigns to Save the Birds, Save Hetch Hetchy Valley, Save the Bay, Save the Parks and more!