What is the connection between fashion and women's rights? How pockets, skirts, and bras became a political statement? How does fashion function in our political system? This talk will examine how fashion became a tool to express and challenge gender, race, and class identities and how women used it to advance their political agendas - from the suffragists to today's politicians. Celebrating the publication of the recent book: Dressed for Freedom: The Fashionable Politics of American Feminism, the talk will reveal the importance of clothing and appearance in struggles for freedom and equality and why clothes matter.
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