Full Caption: The Woman's Salon. Poster, 1977. Photograph © copyright by Freda Leinwand. Yanker Poster Collection (POS 65-U.S. 309). Prints and Photographs Division. Courtesy of Ruth Wallach and the archives of the University of Southern California. Full Caption: The Woman's Salon. Poster, 1977. Photograph © copyright by Freda Leinwand. Yanker Poster Collection (POS 65-U.S. 309). Prints and Photographs Division. Courtesy of Ruth Wallach and the archives of the University of Southern California.

On Sunday, November 20, 1977, members of the Woman's Salon gave readings and presented talks on such subjects as the history of salons as catalysts of culture at the National Women's Conference in Houston. This New York literary salon had first gathered as the Woman's Salon in the living room of Gloria Orenstein (second from right) in 1975. Although its members were not among the conference delegates who debated topics such as the ERA, abortion, lesbian rights, child care, minority women, the establishment of a cabinet-level women's department, homemakers, health, or battered women in Houston, they took their feminist concerns to the political arena where these discussions were taking place, and afterward received a letter of appreciation from the presiding officer of the conference, Bella Abzug, for their participation. The photograph used for the poster shows Erika Duncan reading from her work “The Death of Clair” at the salon on January 31, 1976.

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