Monday, December 10, 2007
For further research one might read Bella Abzug’s (J.D., Columbia Law School) “International Women’s Conference: With an Excerpt of the Official Report” (in “Women and Law Articles Collected By Hofstra Law Women’s Organization” School of Law, Hofstra University, Fall/Winter 1978) where she wrote: “On March 22, 1978, as presiding officer of the National Commission on the Observance of International Women’s Year, I presented the official report on the historic Houston conference to the President of the United States and to the Congress. For the 20,000 women, men and children who were at Houston, and for the millions of other concerned Americans, the National Women’s Conference, held in Houston, Texas, from November 18 to 21, 1977, was a unique experience. It was the first time that the Congress and the President financed a national gathering of women who came together as elected representatives from every state and territory in the nation to voice their needs and hopes for the future. How they got there and what they did is told in detail in the official report to the President, to the Congress and to the people of the United States called “The Spirit of Houston.” Most of what follows is the introduction to that report.” - p.105 At the time copies of the report could be obtained by writing to: Women’s Conference, 76 Beaver St., New York, New York 10005 according to the footnote.