Virtual Book Launch: Voice Lessons - Alice Embree in Conversation with Melissa Hield

Please join us virtually as Austin author and activist Alice Embree talks about her recently published memoir Voice Lessons with Melissa Hield of the Ruthe Winegarten Foundation.

Alice Embree (she/her) grew up in Austin, helped confront racial segregation as a student at the University of Texas and became an antiwar activist.  Joining Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), she participated in a vigil in front of LBJ’s ranch in 1965, was put on disciplinary probation at UT for giving an antiwar speech, and participated in the massive protest after Kent State.  As a Texas transplant in New York in 1968 and 1969, she was at the strike at Columbia, the Chicago Democratic Convention protest, and traveled to Woodstock for the concert.  She became active in the 70s women’s liberation movement when she returned to Austin, and writes about the radical roots of that movement, Red River Women’s Press, and the audacious women’s community that emerged to challenge gender roles, fight for reproductive justice, and inspire a lifetime of activism.  See https://aliceembree.com/ for more information about Voice Lessons.

Melissa Hield (she/her) grew up in Minneapolis. She first learned about American women writers and reformers at Smith College in 1968. Thinking she would teach students and write books about women’s history, in 1973 she went to graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin. There she met Glenn Scott, and with four like-minded women founded People’s History in Texas. They published the 1976 Women in Texas History calendar, then produced the 1979 film Talkin’ Union. She worked with Mary Beth Rogers, Ruthe Winegarten, Sherry Smith, Mary Sanger, and Frieda Werden on the 1981 Foundation for Women’s Resources exhibit about Texas women’s history at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio. Over the next decades she served Texans as a consumer advocate in a state agency, produced PHIT videos, and worked on Texas women’s history projects as a founding member of the Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation for Texas Women’s History. See www.womenintexashistory.org and www.peopleshistoryintexas.org.

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