Sub-series 1: Conferences and Speeches includes conference booklets, speeches, notes, and correspondence, as well as speeches prepared by Susan Weidman Schneider and Lilith staff for various speaking engagements. Materials are arranged chronologically.
Of particular interest in this subseries are the materials from and about the U.N. World Conferences on Women, which occurred as part of the U.N.’s declaration of a Decade of Women from 1975-1985. During that time, there were three international conferences, two of which are represented in this collection: the 1980 conference in Copenhagen and the 1985 conference in Nairobi. The materials gathered on these conferences offer insight into the challenges of international and intersectional feminist conversations. Other conference files offer insight into the activities of various Jewish organizations, including several landmark conferences focused solely on women’s issues and on Jewish women in particular.