It is with pleasure that we at Indiana University/Bloomington look forward to welcoming the National Women's Studies Association's Second Convention.
The Convention will be an exceptional highlight to the history of women in Indiana. Both the state of Indiana and the university have had a long history in the struggle for women's rights. In 1851, the first Indiana State Women's Rights Convention was called to order; resolutions at that meeting reinforced the sentiments expressed by women at Seneca Falls. More recently, women (and men) of Indiana were able to convince the State Legislature to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Indiana University was among the first U.S. universities to admit women on an equal standing with men; and today that commitment to equality continues.