The Carnation Revolution in the Feminine: Portuguese Women's Movements, 1974 - 1977 by Dr. Daniela Melo (Connecticut College)

Wednesday, April 24 -5:30 pm | Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives UMass Dartmouth

Daniela Melo


By Dr. Daniela Melo Connecticut College

Wed,April 24 -5:30 pm Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives UMass Dartmouth

Come celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Carnation Revolution with The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives & The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

Arguably, women benefited more from the 1974 revolution than any other group in Portuguese society. Yet, few studies of the Portuguese revolution have paid serious attention to the social-movement organizations for women’s rights that mobilized at the time. In this lecture, Dr. Melo will focus on three such organizations: the Movimento de Libertação da Mulher, the Movimento Democrático da Mulher, and the União de Mulheres Antifascistas e Revolucionárias, identifying the objectives of each, pointing out their allies, and analyzing the reasons why they perceived each other as competitors rather than potential allies in the cause for women’s rights in post-revolutionary Portugal. Light refreshments will be served.

For information, please contact Gloria de Sá.
(Parking Lot 14)

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Departments Center for Portuguese Studies, Events