ERIC Number: ED163153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Spirit of Houston. The First National Women's Conference. An Official Report to the President, the Congress, and the People of the United States.
This is a report of the November, 1977, National Women's Conference. Numerous issues considered as they relate to women include: arts and humanities, battered women, business, child abuse, child care, credit, disabled women, education, elective and appointive office, employment, the Equal Rights Amendment, health, homemaking, insurance, international affairs, media, minority and elderly women, offenders, rape, reproductive freedom, rural women, sexual preference, government statistics, welfare, and poverty. The history of each respective issue, analyses of present problems, and suggested actions which can be taken to solve them are outlined. State adoptions of various resolutions are charted. An annotated chronology of women's history in the United States from 1587 to 1977 is also presented. A report on the Hearing on Disarmament and Peace Issues (held in conjunction with the conference) is included. Reports on public laws, executive orders, conference resolutions, minorities, the black women's action plan, national commission action, and various groups and individuals connected with the conference are appended. (WI)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Civil Rights, Conference Reports, Contraception, Employment, Females, Feminism, Health, Legislation, Minority Groups, Rape, Sex Discrimination, Sexuality, Speeches, Welfare
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 052-003-00505-1)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Equal Rights Amendment; First National Womens Conference; Texas (Houston)
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