Connecting anti-imperialists to end war
The Toronto Indochinese Women’s Conference (ICWC) took place in April 1971. Women from Canada and the United States met with Indochinese women to strategically collaborate on how to persuade the US Government to end the Vietnam War. The conference coincided with peace talks between the North Vietnam and the US Governments taking place in Paris. Three of the organizers of the conference, Maureen Hynes, Carolyn Egan and Nancy Reynolds spoke to Rise Up about the events leading up to the conference and the conduct of the conference itself.
Carolyn Egan, Nancy Reynolds and Maureen Hynes
interviewed by Sue Colley
Material from the Archive
- Pedestal – March 1971 – feature topic (PDF)
- Pedestal – February 1971 – articles on conference planning (PDF)
Material from the Web
- Vancouver Women’s Caucus: A Women’s Liberation History Project
- Off Our Backs May 1971 – Indochinese Sisters (JSTORR)
- Marxist History Project – Report on the Vancouver and Toronto Indo-Chinese Women’s Conferences (PDF)
This project has been made possible in part by Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program.