Promoting Young Women's Leadership and Intergenerational Feminism
The Center on Women and Public Policy believes leadership of young women is a critical component of the feminist movement. Humphrey students and graduates disprove of the stereotype that young women are apolitical, apathetic, and post-feminist. Our students are eager to contribute their energies and talents to the feminist movement. Unfortunately, feminist organizations founded in 1920 or even 1970 are not always open to their contributions. After two years of experience with an innovative class placing students on the boards of feminist non-profit organizations, the Center on Women and Public Policy wanted a way to communicate to feminist organizations how they could bridge the intergenerational divide. Those organizations who do not figure out how to erase this divide and how their work must change to be relevant to subsequent generations will not survive into the next century.
The Center is acting to address this important issue with three interwoven activities: