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The National Women's Conference: Taking 1977 into the 21st Century


The Houston Women’s March is hosting a full range of commemorative activities Friday to Sunday, November 3-5.

These events seek to honor the legacy of the 1977 National Women’s Conference while building on the momentum of the January 21, 2017 Women’s March.

  • Before November: Revisit the National Plan of Action for the 21st Century

    Women’s March has launched a survey that reintroduces the original issue planks passed at the National Women’s Conference and included in The Spirit of Houston report presented to President Jimmy Carter in 1978.  New legislative priorities will be set considering results from this survey.  Take the survey here.

  • The Evening of November 3: A Night Spotlighting Women in Film

    To kick off 40th Anniversary weekend activities, Women’s March is hosting a discussion of women behind and in front of the camera.  To learn more and RSVP, click here.

  • The Morning of November 4: Giving Back, Moving Forward

    In light of Harvey, Houston Women’s March is hosting a day of service offering volunteer opportunities at local shelters and women’s rights groups.  To learn more and RSVP, click here.

  • The Evening of November 4: Dine-In Honoring Women in Houston’s Food Scene

    Houston is a food mecca.  Houston Women’s March has teamed up with area restaurants where women are leaders in and outside the kitchen to feature special commemorative tasting menus.  Click here for area participants. 

  • The Morning of November 5: Walk/Run to Remember 1977

    In 1977, over 2,000 runners participated in a relay race from Seneca Falls, New York to Houston to draw a visual connection between the historic 1848 women’s convention and the history-making 1977 National Women’s Conference.  Houston Women’s March invites participants in a walk/run of the last leg of this iconic race, which will feature original participants and reimagined torches.  To learn more and participate, click here.

  • The Evening of November 5: Community Dinner

    At this public community dinner, Houston Women’s March invites all interested to an evening of conversation and connection as we take stock of the vision for change achieved at the 1977 National Women’s Conference and the new concerns of 2017.  Original planks will be considered during a national crowdsourcing event held simultaneous to this gathering. The Houston community dinner will especially honor former participants in town for University of Houston’s two-day commemorative conference.  To participate in Houston’s onsite community dinner, click here.

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