Libby Chamberlain didn’t set out to become an activist when she founded Pantsuit Nation after the final presidential debate in the fall of 2016. But when her show of support exploded overnight from an informal group of thirty friends to a national groundswell numbering some 24,000, she knew she had hit an important nerve. By election night Pantsuit Nation had reached 2.9 million members. Emblematic of both Hillary and the larger historical trajectory of women’s struggle for equal rights, the Pantsuit Nation has united women from around the world. Join local contributors of some of the hundreds of stories and photos Chamberlain has gathered for this inspiring scrapbook, as P&P hosts one of the dozens of concurrent events devoted to demonstrating the power of women who take a stand, speak out, and persevere until things change.
This discussion will be hosted by Naamal De Silva, a contributor to the book and founder of Mayla. Reading/speaking are Emily Bove, contributor to the book and Executive Director of Women Thrive Alliance; Lauren Cooper Allen and Elise Hanna, both photographers; and Natalie Cooper-Berthe, a Pantsuit Nation moderator.