THE CONVENTION ISSUE: A TIME TO REFLECT AND TO LOOK AHEAD
For the first time since we began publishing in 1972, we have devoted an entire issue to a single subject: the First Annual Convention of the National Women's Studies Association. Our motivation was dual: this was an historic occasion and we felt a responsibility to record history; this was the first of a series and we wanted to begin the necessary reflection for the Second Convention, to be held May 16-20, 1980, on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.
We made this decision only slowly, as the events of the Convention came to life, and then as reports and "impressions" began to arrive at our office in the two weeks that followed. We have tried to publish as much as possible of what we received, though we had to cut some pieces sharply both for reasons of space and to avoid repetition. In the end, we decided to add four pages to the issue, in order to include what we had collected, as well as to offer readers a taste of the formal closing session, called Visions and Revisions: Women and the Power to Change.