Press Coverage

  • Houston Chronicle

    Honoring the 1977 National Women's Conference with events, discussions and more Forty years ago, young women relay-running a torch from New York to Houston for the first National Women's Conference were met with hostility, sexual harassment and sabotage as they crossed southern states. In Houston, though, they were met by 30,000 cheering delegates – conference participants from all 50 states, indigenous tribal lands and six U.S. territories. And some of these runners and delegates are returning to Houston this weekend for the anniversary of that extraordinary event: the first – and to date only – duly elected gathering of U.S. women delegates.