Worcester Women Activists Co-sponsored by Assumption College Women’s Studies.
Worcester, MA, home of the First and Second National Woman’s Rights Conventions in 1850 and 1851, was known as a center of radical abolitionist activity and social reform in the women’s rights movement. Today it is still the home of many activists who fight for social justice. Dr. Selina Gallo-Cruz, Milagros Montenegro, and students from the College of the Holy Cross conducted and transcribed over 20 oral histories of local women for the Worcester Women’s Oral History Project. Selina and Milagros shared what was learned in this collaborative project, including insights into the lives of these Worcester women activists and their contributions to nonviolent social change and community building.