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International Women's Year Tribune, 1975, slide list

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Title:
International Women's Year Tribune, 1975, slide list
Creator:
Walker, Anne S
Semler, Vicki J
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New York
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IWY Tribune Project
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English
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1 kit : ; 27 x 30 x 8 cm.

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International Women's Year, 1975 -- Congresses -- Mexico -- Mexico City ( lcsh )
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adult ( marctarget )

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Kit contains carousel : 80 slides. color. 35 mm. and cassette : ca. 20 min. and script : 6 p.
General Note:
Tribune held June 19-July 3, 1975, in Mexico City.
Statement of Responsibility:
produced by A.S. Walker and V.J. Semler.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S YEAR: THE MEXICO CITY TRIBUNE
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THE SLIDES ARE NUMBERED 1 THROUGH 80. AN ASTERISK DENOTES A SLIDE
CHANGE. THE NUMBER OF THE APPROPRIATE SLIDE IS ON THE LEFT SIDE
OF ITS CORRESPONDING NARRATIVE. PLEASE DO NOT SKIP A SLIDE CHANGE I
1. TITLE SLIDE: HOLD FOR FIRST 10 SECONDS OF MUSICAL INTRODUCTION?
2. CREDIT SLIDE: FINAL 10 SECONDS OF MUSICAL INTRODUCTION.*
3. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 19TH CENTURY, A SOCIALIST VISIONARY DECLARED,
"THE EXTENT TO WHICH ANY SOCIETY HAS ADVANCED CAN BE MEASURED BY
THE DEGREE OF FREEDOM ENJOYED BY ITS WOMEN. IN THE MID-20TH CENTURY,
THE UNITED NATIONS RECOGNIZED THAT THE REALITY OF THE PROBLEMS WOMEN
STILL MEET IN THEIR DAILY LIFE,*
4. AND THE WASTE REPRESENTED BY THE UNDER-UTILIZATION OF THE HUMAN
POTENTIAL OF MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S ADULT POPULATION,*
5. "PROMPTED THE UNITED NATIONS TO PROCLAIM 1975 AS INTERNATIONAL
WOMEN'S YEAR."*
6. AMIDST A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR, RANGING FROM THE FLOWER-BEDECKED
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF XOCHIMILCO,*
7. TO THE BRIGHTLY LIT STORE WINDOWS OF COSMOPOLITAN MEXICO CITY,*
8. TO A CLOUD OF COLORFUL BALLOONS ON A STREET CORNER, THE CULMINATING.
CONFERENCES *
9. OF A YEAR'S ACTIVITIES FOCUSING ON WOMEN WERE OFFICIALLY CONVENED ON
JUNE 19TH, 1975, IN MEXICO CITY. THE OBJECTIVES WERE TO CONSIDER THE
PRESENT AND POTENTIAL ROLE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY,*
10. WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE PLIGHT OF WOMEN IN DEVELOPING
COUNTRIES. AS SUCH, MEXICO WAS A PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE SETTING.*
11. PROVIDING FREQUENT REMINDERS OF A SOCIETY CAUGHT IN A RAPID AND UNEVEN
PROCESS OF TRANSITION,*
12. MOST VISIBLY DRAMATIZED IN THE MAJESTIC, PRE-AZTECAN PYRAMIDS DWARF-
ING THEIR PRESENT-DAY OBSERVERS, WHICH WERE PARALLED BY *
13. THE SLEEK SKYSCRAPERS OF CONTEMPORARY TIMES,LIKEWISE ENGULFING.
THEIR HUMAN CARETAKERS.*
14. UNDER THE BANNER OF PEACE, EQUALITY AND DEVELOPMENT, WOMEN FROM
133 NATIONS OF THE WORLD CAME TO MEXICO CITY.*


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15. UPON THAT FABLED LAND OF MACHOISMTHE VENERATION OF VIRILITY AS
THE MASCULINE IDEAL, *
16. WE DESCENDED. AND WE KEPT COMING, *
17. BY THE THOUSANDS. WE HAD SOMETHING TO SAY AND WE WERE DETERMINE
TO SAY IT. *
18. IF WE LEFT IN OUR WAKE A SOMEWHAT BEMUSED AND BEFUDDLED MALE
POPULACE, WE WERE NEVERTHELESS DETERMINED TO SPEAK OUT. *
19. FOR SOME OF US, IT HAD BEEN A LONG TIME COMING. BUT YEARS DID
NOT ERASE CONVICTIONS. *
20. DESCRIBED AS THE LARGEST CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING SESSION EVER HELD,
THE TRIBUNE CUT ACROSS BARRIERS OF AGE, SEX, *
21. AND NATIONALITY. IT WAS A COMING TOGETHER. *
22. DESPITE THE DIFFERENCES IN CULTURE, RELIGION, AND ECONOMIC STATUS
WHICH SEPARATED WOMEN, *
23. THEIR COMMON CONCERN OVER THE INEQUALITIES AND INJUSTICES
WHICH ARISE FROM SEXISM CREATED A UNIVERSAL BOND. *
24. AT THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL MEETING, CALLED THE TRIBUNE, WOMEN HELD
CENTRE STAGE. THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE CALLED FOR TWO MAJOR
SYMPOSIUMS TO BE HELD DAILY, *
25. WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATIONS OF THE SPEECHES PROVIDED IN FRENCH,
ENGLISH, AND SPANISH. THESE MEETINGS COVERED THE GAMUT OF CONCERNS
FROM WOMEN IN EDUCATION AND THE PROCESS OF SOCIALIZATION, TO THE
POLITICS OF PEACE AND THE POLICIES OF NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT. *
26. YET IT WAS PROBABLY ON THOSE OCCASIONS OUTSIDE THE CONFERENCE ROOMS
WHERE THE RICHEST MOMENTS OF DIALOGUE TOOK PLACE. *
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27. IF AT TIMES OUR IMPASSIONED RHETORIC SEEMED TO SEPARATE US, *
28. THERE WAS NEVERTHELESS A BINDING TOGETHER OF WOMEN WITH DIFFERENT
INTERESTS AND DIFFERENT ASPIRATIONS IN AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS. *
29. WE ALSO SHARED EXPERIENCES WITH CONCERNED PRO-FEMINIST MEN, FOR, AS
WOMEN, WE HOLD THE RATHER DUBIOUS DISTINCTION OF BEING THE ONLY GROUP
OF OPPRESSED PEOPLE WHICH LIVES ON SUCH INTIMATE TERMS WITH THE
OPPRESSOR. *
30. YET THE PRIMARY CONCERN OF THE MAJORITY OF WOMEN PRESENT WAS ON
THE POLITICAL ASPECTS OF THEIR PRESENT PLIGHT. MANY WOMEN SPOKE
OUT IN THEIR OWN RIGHT AGAINST THE INJUSTICES OF POLITICAL TYRANNY. *
31. ISABELLA ALLENDE, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF THE SLAIN FORMER PRESIDENT OF
CHILE, PROTESTED AGAINST THE CRUELTIES AND THE OPPRESSION OF THE
MILITARY DICTATORSHIP IN HER HOME COUNTRY. *


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32. A BOLIVIAN MINEWORKER SHARED HER EXPERIENCES OF BEING THE VICTIM
OF THE DOUBLE WHAMMYTHAT IS, THE MOST EXPLOITED OF THE EXPLOITED. *
33. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE THIRD WORLD CAPTURED CENTRE STAGE IN CALLING
FOR ACTION TO BE TAKEN AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF DEVELOPING NATIONS
BY IMPERIALIST NATIONS AND MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS. *
34. THEY CHARGED THAT NO LIBERATION IS POSSIBLE WITHOUT A RADICAL
RE-STRUCTURING OF THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC VALUES THAT FOSTER
OPPRESSION. *
35. THEIR CHARGES OF EXPLOITATION WERE ECHOED BY THEIR BLACK NORTH
AMERICAN SISTERS. *
36. WOMEN OF THE PACIFIC SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE CONTINUANCE OF NUCLEAR
TESTING IN THEIR AREA, *
37. AND DREW ATTENTION TO THEIR STRUGGLE TO THROW OFF THE YOKE OF
COLONIAL DOMINATION IN THEIR FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE. AND WHAT
OF THE WOMEN OF THE INDUSTRIALISED NATIONS? *
38. THEY ALSO JOINED FORCES WITH THEIR SISTERS OF THE THIRD WORLD,
TO PROTEST AGAINST THE INEQUITIES OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS
WHICH DENY THEM EQUAL RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES. *
39. MORE IMPORTANTLY, PERHAPS, THEY LISTENEDA PAST-TIME NOT SO
FREQUENTLY INDULGED IN BY THEIR MALE COMPATRIOTS AND HOPEFULLY-
THEY LEARNED. IT HAS BEEN CHARGED THAT THESE ISSUES ARE NOT
WOMENS ISSUES BUT POLITICAL CONCERNS. *
40. YET WOMEN ARE AMONG THOSE WHO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF POLITICAL
INJUSTICE, DOMINATION AND POWER. *
41. IT IS WOMEN WHO WILL BEAR THE CHILDREN WHO WILL BE AFFECTED BY-
RADIATION FALLOUT. *
42. AS WOMEN WE SHARE EQUALLY IN THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PRESENT:
GLOBAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC ORDER. AND AS WOMEN, *
43. WE NOW DEMAND OUR SHARE IN SHAPING THAT ORDER. *
44. THE ISSUES CONCERNING WOMEN TOUCH EVERY SPHERE OF HUMAN
ENDEAVOUR. YET THE FACT REMAINS THAT IN VIRTUALLY EVERY AREA,
WOMEN HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS. *
45. EVEN FROM THOSE AREAS WHICH MOST DIRECTLY AFFECT THEM. WOMEN
ARE DEMANDING CHANGE. *
46. IF WE HAVE BEEN TRADITIONALLY VIEWED AS GUARDIANS OF OUR CULTURE'S
VALUES AND MORES, IN MOST INSTANCES WE HAVE BEEN DENIED ACCESS TO
POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE RECOGNISED INSTITUTIONS OF OUR
SOCIETY. WOMEN WILL NO LONGER QUIETLY ACQUIESCE. *


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47. IF, AS PERHAPS OUR WOMEN CLERGY CAN TESTIFY, "WE'VE COME A LONG
WAY, BABY", WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. THE TRIBUNE PROVIDE
THE FORUM FOR WOMEN'S VOICES TO BE HEARD. *
48. U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN BELLA ABZUG SWEPT ONTO THE TRIBUNAL SCENE TO
SPEAK TO THE NEEDS OF WOMEN IN THE POLITICAL ARENA, AND ESPECIALLY
TO THEIR LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN THE OFFICIAL DECISION-MAKING
PROCESS. *
49. GIVEN THE PRESENT QUOTA OF WOMEN IN THE U.S. CONGRESS, BELLA
CLAIMED THAT A STAG SENATE IS A STAGNATION. *
50. AND EXHORTED WOMEN TO INCREASE THEIR POLITICAL ACTIVITY AND
BROADEN THEIR HORIZONS. IF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRIBUNE ARE
BEGINNING TO SOUND A BIT HEAVY, *
51. PERHAPS IT'S TIME FOR A COFFEE BREAK. MAN CANNOT LIVE ON WORDS ALONE, *
52. AND NEITHER CAN WOMAN, A PROVERB WHICH DEFINITELY BEARS FOOD
FOR THOUGHT. *
53. THERE WERE MOMENTS WHEN WE CAME TOGETHER TO SHARE IN QUIET
CONVERSATION, AND TIMES WHEN THE CREATIVE SPIRIT HELD FULL REIGN. *
54. PRIDE IN HER CULTURAL HERITAGE, PROMPTED ONE WOMAN TO ENTERTAIN
US WITH A SKILLFUL RENDITION OF A TRADITIONAL DANCE. *
55. OTHERS CAME TOGETHER IN MUSIC-MAKING, AND WOMEN FROM SEVERAL NATIONS, *
56. PARTICIPATED IN THE CREATION OF A FOLK DRAMA WHICH SOUGHT TO
CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S YEAR. *
57. IT WAS A SPONTANEOUS RE-AFFIRMATION OF LIFE THROUGH ART. YET
THERE WERE ALSO OCCASIONS WHEN THE ONLY RECOURSE TO THIS CONSTANT
BARRAGE OF ACTIVITY, *
58. WAS SIMPLY TO SHUT THE WHOLE WORLD OUT. *
59. WOMEN WERE NOT THE ONLY PARTICIPANTS IN THE TRIBUNE. WE WERE
ALSO JOINED BY A FEW MALE COLLEAGUES WHO SHARED OUR CONVICTIONS, *
60. THAT WOMEN'S LIBERATION IS ALSO MEN'S LIBERATION, AND THEREFORE
A HUMAN LIBERATION. OUR PRO-FEMINIST MALES WERE JOINED BY A *
61. LARGE CONTINGENT OF MEMBERS OF THEIR SEX WHOSE ACTIVITIES WERE
PRIMARILY DEDICATED TO THE INTERPRETATION OF THE EVENTS OF THE
TWO WEEKS. DESPITE THE 45-PAGE WORLD PLAN OF ACTION'S
RECOMMENDATIONS CALLING FOR THE INCREASED PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN
IN THE MEDIA, *
62. COVERAGE OF BOTH THE TRIBUNE AND THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE
WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY DOMINATED BY MALES. *
63. MEN CONSISTENTLY SOUGHT CENTRE STAGE TO CAPTURE THE RHETORIC OF
THE WEEK. *


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64. ARMED WITH DETERMINATION, UNDAUNTED BY THE IRONY OF THEIR POSITION,
THEY SOUGHT TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS POSED EARLIER BY FREUD WHAT
IS IT THAT WOMEN REALLY DO WANT? *
65. THERE IS NO ONE ANSWER; MANY OF US REMAIN UNABLE TO DEFINE THE
ANSWERS ON EVEN A PERSONAL LEVEL. YET THERE IS THE SHARED
RECOGNITION THAT THE LIBERATION WE SEEK CANNOT BE DEFINED ON
THE BASIS OF SEX ALONE, NOR CONFINED TO A SINGLE NATIONAL GROUSING. *
66. IT CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED BY A GLOBAL LIBERATION THAT FREES
INDIVIDUALS FROM THE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BONDS
THAT DENY US FULL OPPORTUNITY FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. *
67. WE DO NOT NEGATE MOTHERHOOD, WE ASK THAT THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF
RAISING CHILDREN *
68. BE SHARED BY MEN IN RECOGNITION OF THE EQUAL IMPORTANCE OF FATHERHOOD. *
69. AS WOMEN WE SHARE IN THE MISERY BROUGHT ON BY POVERTYWE ASK
THAT WHEN DEVELOPMENT AID PROGRAMMES ARE INSTITUTED, *
70. WOMEN'S TRADITIONAL ROLES IN THE ECONOMIC SECTOR ARE RECOGNIZED.
TOO OFTEN THE IMPOSITION OF WESTERN MODELS OF DEVELOPMENT CARRY
WITH THEM WESTERN SEX-STEREOTYPED MODELS OF BEHAVIOUR, *
71. VIEWING MAN'S DOMAIN AS EXCLUSIVELY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, AND WOMEN'S
CONCERNS AS SOLELY THOSE OF HOME AND CHILDREN. *
72. SUCH ACTIONS HAVE SERVED TO ENFORCE THE MARGINALITY OF WOMEN IN
DEVELOPMENT. *
73. THE WORLD PLAN OF ACTION CAN ONLY SERVE TO ARTICULATE THE.ISSUES IN
BLACK AND WHITE. IT DOES NOT TOUCH OR CHANGE THE ATTITUDES AND
BEHAVIOUR OF EITHER WOMEN OR MEN. THE GREATEST REVOLUTION REMAINING
IS *
74. THAT WHICH TAKES PLACE IN OUR HEADS, THAT RECOGNIZES THE' BASIC
INJUSTICE OF A RELATIONSHIP THAT FOSTERS AN EXPLOITATIVE DEPENDENCY
OF ONE UPON THE OTHER, BE IT BETWEEN SEXES, WITHIN SOCIETY, OR
AMONG NATIONS. *
75. THE TWO WEEK TRIBUNE BROUGHT WOMEN TOGETHER. IF SOMETIMES OUR
CONFERENCE BECAME REMINISCENT OF THE FAMED TOWER OF BABEL... *
76. THERE WERE ALSO TIMES OF SHARING. WE CAME FROM DIFFERENT BACK-
GROUNDS, FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE, *
77. AND IT WAS ONLY NATURAL THAT OUR NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS WERE MANY
TIMES OF A DIFFERENT ORDER. YET WE REMAINED UNANIMOUS THAT WE
WOULD NO LONGER BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SPHERE OF DECISIONS. *
78. TO CLOSE WITH A REMARK MADE AT ONE OF THE OPENING SESSIONS. "WE
WOMEN WILL NO LONGER BE MANIPULATED FOR POLITICAL ENDS, EITHER
IN THE INTERNATIONAL OR IN THE NATIONAL FORUM, FOR THAT DEPRIVES
US OF OUR DIGNITY. *


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79. WE WOMEN WILL NO LONGER TOLERATE PATERNALISM, BENIGN OR OTHERWISE,
FOR IT DEPRIVES US OF OUR SELFHOOD." *
80. THE CONFERENCE HAS ENDED, THE WORK IS JUST BEGINNING.
(MUSIC)
PRODUCED BY; ANNE S. WALKER & VICKI J. SEMLER
FOR: IWY TRIBUNE PROJECT
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S YEAR: THE MEXICO CITY TRIBUNE THE SLIDES ARE NUMBERED 1 THROUGH 80. AN ASTERISK DENQTES A SLIDE CHANGE. THE NUMBER OF THE APPROPRIATE SLIDE IS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ITS CORRESPONDING NARRATIVE. PLEASE DO NOT SKIP A SLIDE CHANGE! 1. TITLE SLIDE: HOLD FOR FIRST 10 SECONDS OF MUSICAL INTRODUCTION! 2. CREDIT SLIDE: FINAL 10 SECONDS OF MUSICAL INTRODUCTION.* 3. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 19TH CENTURY, A SOCIALIST VISIONARY DECLARED, "THE EXTENT TO WHICH ANY SOCIETY HAS ADVANCED CAN BE MEASURED BY THE DEGREE OF FREEDOM ENJOYED BY ITS WOMEN. IN THE MID-20TH CENTURY, THE UNITED NATIONS RECOGNIZED THAT THE REALITY OF THE PROBLEMS WOMEN STILL MEET IN THEIR DAILY LIFE,* 4. AND.THE WASTE REPRESENTED BY THE UNDER-UTILIZATION OF THE HUMAN PO!l'ENTIAL OF MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S ADULT POPULATION 5. "PROMPTED THE UNITED NATIONS TO PROCLAIM 1975 AS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S YEAR."* 6. AMIDST A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR, RANGING FROM THE FLOWER-BEDECKED TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF XOCHIMILCO,* 7. TO THE BRIGHTLY LIT STORE WINDOWS OF COSMOPOLITAN MEXICO CITY,* 8. TO A CLOUD OF COLORFUL BALLOONS ON A STREET CORNER, THE CULMINATING. CONFERENCES 9. OF A YEAR'S ACTIVITIES FOCUSING ON WOMEN WERE OFFICIALLY CONVENED ON JUNE 19TH, 1975, IN MEXICO CITY. THE OBJECTIVES WERE TO CONSIDER THE. PRESENT AND POTENTIAL ROLE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY,* 10. 11. WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE PLIGHT OF WOMEN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. AS SUCH 1 MEXICO WAS A PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE SETTING;* PROVIDING FREQUENT REMINDERS OF A SOCIETY CAUGHT IN A RAPID AND UNEVEN PROCESS OF TRANSITION,* 12. MOST VISIBLY DRAMATIZED IN THE MAJESTIC, PRE-AZTECAN PYRAMIDS DWARFING THEIR PRESENT-DAY OBSERVERS, WHICH WERE PARALLED BY 13. THE SLEEK SKYSCRAPERS OF CONTEMPORARY TIMES,LIKEWISE ENGULFING THEIR HUMAN CARETAKERS.* 14. UNDER THE BANNER OF PEACE, EQUALITY AND DEVELOPMENT, WOMEN FROM 133 NATIONS OF THE WORLD CAME TO MEXICO CITY.*

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-2 15. UPON THAT FABLED LAND OF MACIIOISM--THE VENP.:RATION OF V!RILI'JJY AS THE MASCULINE IDEAL, 16. WE DESCENDED. AND WE KEPT COMING, 17. BY THE THOUSANDS. WE HAD SOMETHING TO SAY AND WE WERE DETERMINm TO SAY IT. 18. IF WE LEFT IN OUR WAKE A SOMEWHAT BEMUSED AND BEFUDDLED MALE POPULACE, WE WERE NEVERTHELESS DETERMINED TO SPEAK OUT. 19. FOR SOME OF US, IT HAD BEEN A LONG TIME COMING. BUT YEARS DID NOT ERASE CONVICTIONS. 20. DESCRIBED AS THE LARGEST CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING SESSION EVER HELD, THE TRIBUNE CUT ACROSS BARRIERS OF AGE, SEX, 21. AND NATIONALITY. IT WAS A COMING TOGETHER. 22. DESPITE THE DIFFERENCES IN CULTURE, RELIGION, AND ECONOMIC STATUS WHICH SEPARATED WOMEN, 23. THE!R COMMON CONCERN OVER THE INEQUALITIES AND INJUSTICES WHICH ARISE FROM SEXISM CREATED A UNIVERSAL BOND. 24 AT THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL MEETING, CALLED THE TRIBUNE 1 WOMEN HELD CENTRE STAGE. THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE CALLED FOR TWO MAJOR SYMPOSIUMS TO BE HELD DAILY, 25. WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATIONS OF THE SPEECHES PROVIDED IN FRENCH, ENGLISH, AND SPANISH. THESE MEETINGS COVERED THE GAMUT OF CONCERNS FROM WOMEN IN EDUCATION AND THE PROCESS OF SOCIALIZATION 1 TO THE POLITICS OF PEACE AND THE POLICIES OF NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT. 26. YET IT WAS PROBABLY ON THOSE OCCASIONS OUTSIDE THE CONFERENCE ROOMS WHERE THE RICHEST MOMENTS OF DIALOGUE TOOK PLACE. l. 27. IF AT TIMES OUR RHETORIC SEEMED TO SEPARATE US, 28. THERE WAS NEVERTHELESS A BINDING TOGETHER OF WOMEN WITH DIFFERENT INTERESTS AND DIFFERENT ASPIRATIONS IN AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS. 29. WE ALSO SHARED EXPERIENCES WITH CONCERNED PRO-FEMINIST MEN 1 FOR, AS WOMEN, WE HOLD THE RATHER DUBIOUS DISTINCTION OF BEING THE ONLY GROUP OF OPPRESSED PEOPLE WHICH LIVES ON SUCH INTIMATE TERMS WITH THE OPPRESSOR. 30. YET THE PRIMARY CONCERN OF THE MAJORITY OF WOMEN PRESENT WAS ON THE POLITICAL ASPECTS OF THEIR PRESENT PLIGHT. MANY SPOKE OUT IN THEIR OWN RIGHT AGAINST THE INJUSTICES OF POLITICAL TYRANNY. 31. ISABELLA ALLENDE, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF THE SLAIN FORMER PRESIDENT OF CHILE, PROTESTED AGAINST THE CRUELTIES AND THE OPPRESSION OF THE MILITARY DICTATORSHIP IN HER HOME COUNTRY.

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-3 -32. A BOLIVIAN MINEWORKER SHARED HER EXPERIENCES OF BEING THE VICTIM OF THE DOUBLE WHAMMY--THAT IS, THE MOST EXPLOITED OF THE EXPLOITiiD. 33. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE THIRD WORLD CAPTURED CENTRE STAGE IN FOR ACTION TO BE TAKEN AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF DEVELOPING NA'nONS BY IMPERIALIST NATIONS AND MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS. 34. THEY CHARGED THAT NO LIBERATION IS POSSIBLE WITHOUT A RADICAL RE-STRUCTURING OF THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC VALUES THAT FOSTER OPPRESSION. 35. THEIR CHARGES OF EXPLOITATION WERE ECHOED BY THEIR BLACK NORTH AMERICAN SISTERS, 36. WOMEN OF THE PACIFIC SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE CONTINUANCE OF NUCLEARTESTING IN THEIR AREA, 37. AND DREW ATTENTION TO THEIR STRUGGLE TO THROW OFF THE YOKE OF COLONIAL DOMINATION IN THEIR FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE. AND WHAT OF THE WOMEN OF THE INDUSTRIALISED NATIONS? 38. THEY ALSO JOINED FORCES WITH THEIR SISTERS OF THE THIRD WORLD, TO PROTEST AGAINST THE INEQUITIES OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS WHICH DENY THEM EQUAL RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES. 39. MORE IMPORTANTLY, PERHAPS, THEY LISTENED--A PAST-TIME NOT SO FREQUENTLY INDULGED IN BY THEIR MALE COMPATRIOTS --AND HOPEFULLY .. THEY LEARNED. IT HAS BEEN CHARGED THAT THESE ISSUES ARE NOT WOMEN'S ISSUES BUT POLITICAL CONCERNS. 40. YET WOMEN ARE AMONG THOSE WHO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF POLITICAL INJUSTICE, DOMINATION AND POWER. 41. IT IS WOMEN WHO WILL BEAR THE cHILDREN WHO WILL BE AFFECTED BY . RADIATION FALLOUT. 42. AS WOMEN WE SHARE EQUALLY IN THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PRESENT: GLOBAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC ORDER. AND AS WOMEN, 43. WE NOW DEMAND OUR SHARE IN SHAPING THAT ORDER. 44. THE ISSUES CONCERNING WOMEN TOUCH EVERY SPHERE OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR, YET THE FACT REMAINS THAT IN VIRTUALLY EVERY AREA, WOMEN HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS. 45. EVEN FROM THOSE AREAS WHICH MOST DIRECTLY AFFECT THEM. WOMEN ARE DEMANDING CHANGE. 46. IF WE HAVE BEEN TRADITIONALLY VIEWED AS GUARDIANS OF OUR CULTURE'S VALUES AND MORES, IN MOST INSTANCES WE HAVE BEEN DENIED ACCESS TO POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE RECOGNISED INSTITUTIONS OF OUR SOCIETY. WOMEN WILL NO LONGER QUIETLY ACQUIESCE.

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-4 -47. IF, AS PERHAPS OUR WOMEN CLERGY CAN TESTIFY, "WE 1VE COME A LONG WAY> BABY", WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. THE TRIBUNE PROVIDBt> THE FORUM FOR WOMEN'S VOICES TO BE HEARD. 4 8. U.S CONGRESSWOMAN BELLA ABZUG SWEPT ONTO THE TRIBUNAL SCENE TO SPEAK TO THE NEEDS OF WOMEN IN THE POLITICAL ARENA, AND ESPECIALLY TO THEIR LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN THE OFFICIAL DECISION-MAKING PROCESS. 49. GIVEN THE PRESENT QUOTA OF WOMEN IN THE U.S. CONGRESS, BELLA CLAIMED THAT A STAG SENATE IS A STAGNATION. 50. AND EXHORTED WOMEN TO INCREASE THEIR POLITICAL ACTIVITY AND BROADEN THEIR HORIZONS. IF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRIBUNE ARE BEGINNING TO SOUND A BIT HEAVY, 51 PERHAPS IT 1 S TIME FOR A COFFEE BREAK. MAN CANNOT LIVE ON i'K>RDS ALONE, 11 52. AND NEITHBR CAN WOMAN, A PROVERB WHICH DEFINITELY BEARS FOOD FOR THOUGHT. 53. THERE WERE MOMENTS WHEN WE CAME TOGETHER TO SHARE IN QUIET CONVERSATION, AND TIMES WHEN THE CREATIVE SPIRIT HELD FULL REIGN. 54. PRIDE IN HER CULTURAL HERITAGE, PROMPTED ONE WOMAN TO ENTERTAIN US WITH A SKILLFUL RENDITION OF A TRADITIONAL DANCE. 55. OTHERS CAME TOGETHER IN MUSIC-MAKING, AND WOMEN FROM SEVERAL NATIONS, 56. PARTICIPATED IN THE CREATION OF A FOLK DRAMA WHICH SOUGHT .TO CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN 1 S YEAR. 57. IT WAS A SPONTANEOUS RE-AFFIRMATION OF LIFE THROUGH ART. YET THERE WERE ALSO OCCASIONS WHEN THE ONLY RECOURSE TO THIS CONSTANT BARRAGE OF ACTIVITY, 58. WAS SIMPLY TO SHUT THE WHOLE WORLD OUT. 59. WOMEN WERE NOT THE ONLY PARTICIPANTS IN THE TRIBUNE. WE WERE ALSO JOINED BY A FEW MALE COLLEAGUES WHO SHARED OUR CONVICTIONS, 60. THAT WOMEN 1 S LIBERATION IS ALSO MEN 1 S LIBERATION, AND THEREFORE A HUMAN LIBERATION. OUR PRO-FEMINIST MALES WERE JOINED BY A 61. LARGE CONTINGENT OF MEMBERS OF THEIR SEX WHOSE ACTIVITIES WERE PRIMARILY DEDICATED TO THE INTERPRETATION OF THE EVENTS OF THE TWO WEEKS. DESPITE THE 45-PAGE WORLD PLAN OF ACTION'S RECOMMENDATIONS CALLING FOR THE INCREASED PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN THE MEDIA, 62. COVERAGE OF BOTH THE TRIBUNE AND THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY DOMINATED BY MALES. 63. MEN CONSISTENTLY SOUGHT CENTRE STAGE TO CAPTURE THE RHETORIC OF THE WEEK.

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-5 -64. ARMED WITH DETERMINATION, UNDAUNTED BY THE IRONY OF THEIR THEY SOUGHT TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS POSED EARLIER BY FREUD --WHAT IS IT THAT WOMEN REALLY DO WANT? 65. THERE IS NO ONE ANSWER; MANY OF US REMAIN UNABLE TO DEFINE THE ANSWERS ON EVEN A PERSONAL LEVEL. YET THERE IS THE SHARED RECOGNITION THAT THE LIBERATION WE SEEK CANNOT BE DEFINED ON THE BASIS OF SEX ALONE, NOR CONFINED TO A SINGLE NATIONAL GROUB[NG. 66. IT CAN ONLY BE BY A GLOBAL LIBERATION THAT FREES INDIVIDUALS FROM THE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BONDS THAT DENY US FULL OPPORTUNITY FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. 67. WE DO NOT NEGATE MOTHERHOOD, WE ASK THAT THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF RAISING CHILDREN 68. BE SHARED BY MEN IN RECOGNITION OF THE EQUAL IMPORTANCE OF FATHERHOOD. 69. AS WOMEN WE SHARE IN THE MISERY BROUGHT ON BY POVERTY --WE ASK THAT WHEN DEVELOPMENT AID PROGRAMMES ARE INSTITUTED, 70. WOMEN'S TRADITIONAL ROLES IN THE ECONOMIC SECTOR ARE RECOGNIZED. TOO OFTEN THE IMPOSITION OF WESTERN MODELS OF DEVELOPMENT CARRY WITH THEM WESTERN SEX-STEREOTYPED MODELS OF BEHAVIOUR, 71. VIEWING MAN'S DOMAIN AS EXCLUSIVELY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY 1 AND WOMEN 1 S CONCERNS AS SOLELY THOSE OF HOME AND CHILDREN. 72. SUCH ACTIONS HAVE SERVED TO ENFORCE THE MARGINALITY OF WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT. 73. THE WORLD PLAN OF ACTION CAN ONLY SERVE TO ARTICULATE THE. ISSUES IN BLACK AND WHITE. IT DOES NOT TOUCH OR CHANGE THE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOUR OF EITHER WOMEN OR MEN. THE GREATEST REVOLUTION REMAINING IS 7 4. THAT WHICH TAKES PLACE IN OUR THAT RECOGNIZES THE' BJ\SIC INJUSTICE OF A RELATIONSHIP THAT FOSTERS AN EXPLOITATIVE DEPENDENCY OF ONE UPON THE OTHER, BE IT BETWEEN SEXES, WITHIN SOCIETY, OR AMONG NATIONS. 75. THE TWO WEEK TRIBUNE BROUGHT WOMEN TOGETHER. IF SOMETIMES OUR CONFERENCE BECAME REMINISCENT OF THE FAMED TOWER OF BABEL 76. THERE WERE ALSO TIMES OF SHARING. WE CAME FROM DIFFERENT BACK GROUNDS 1 FROM DIFFERENT 'WAL:i
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requests -6 -79. WE WOMEN WILL NO LONGER TOLERATE PATERNALISM, BENIGN OR OTHERwtSE, FOR IT DEPRIVES US OF OUR SELFHOOD." 80. THE CONFERENCE HAS ENDED, THE WORK IS JUST BEGINNING. (MUSIC) PRODUCED BY: ANNE S. WALKER & VICKI J. SEMLER FOR: IWY TRIBUNE PROJEq:' 345 EAST 46th STREET ROOM 815 NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA FURTHER COPIES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THIS ADDRESS. PRICE: $35 (USA) INCLUDES 80 SLIDES, TAPE, SCRIPT, PACKAGING AND POSTAGE. requests requests ........