President of Pennsylvania NOW to Speak at Allegheny College

Feb. 25, 2016 – Caryn Hunt, president of Pennsylvania NOW (National Organization for Women), will give a free public talk titled “A Field Guide to the Feminist Movement in Pennsylvania” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center at Allegheny College.

Hunt will examine where women stand in Pennsylvania, legally and socially, as workers and as members of communities. She will ask what we can do not only to defend women’s rights but also to create a more inclusive future for women and for everyone.

Her talk offers a field guide to the feminist movement, both looking back at history and forward to a time when the word “person,” as far as the Constitution is concerned, really does include women.

A feminist writer and activist, Hunt was elected president of Pennsylvania NOW in 2013. She is also the president of the Pennsylvania NOW Education Fund and the Pennsylvania NOW Political Action Committee.

Pennsylvania NOW is currently focused on lobbying for and promoting the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health, a historic, comprehensive legislative initiative that broadly defines women’s health needs.

Hunt produces a public-interest series on feminist topics called Equality & Justice NOW, sponsored by Pennsylvania NOW, which airs on Philadelphia’s public access channel and online. She has testified before Pennsylvania state legislators many times over the years, most recently to strengthen the existing Pay Equity Act.