Members of the Women's Herstory Group at the Osher Lifelong Learning Center, UMass Boston

Women’s History Group

The Women’s History Special Interest Group (SIG) connects members who enjoy researching and learning about the history of women---past, present and future. Organized in April, 2012, meetings are informal with members sitting in a circle and sharing the information they have gathered .

During the past year study has centered on the heroic women and men who joined the battle for the right of women to vote. In addition, members have looked at fights against slavery, racial injustice and gender inequality. The group has now turned its attention to modern trends in the Women’s Movement with focus on books written since 1960 by women. Recent discussion has centered on Cokie Robert’s book, “Ladies of Liberty”.

Women’s History has been selected to be the first OLLI SIG to welcome UMass Boston students to participate in their group. Nine diverse students from an Aging and Wisdom college course now bridge the generation gap through their participation.

The group meets on the UMass Boston campus from 11:30 am—1 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. There are no meetings in July or August. Members will receive an email from the OLLI office before each meeting.

To learn more about Women’s Herstory or for information about joining, contact one of the SIG’s co-leaders. They will be happy to talk with you. 

If you know you would like to join, contact the OLLI office at 617-287-7312 or by email at for information on future meetings.

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