The first West Virginia University Fireside Chat of the fall semester features Dennis Wainstocks presentation,The Rise of the Womens Liberation Movement: 1967 to 1970,a talk that focuses on the early womens liberations groups. The chat will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Betty Boyd Lounge, E. Moore Hall.

Dr. Wainstock, associate professor of humanities and social sciences at Salem International University, has analyzed countless newsletters, journals, diaries and letters about early womens liberations groups. The program title is the same as a book he has in progress.

The radical feminists in the late 1960s were colorful people, with outstanding personalities, whose dramatic actions, perceptive analyses and momentous decisions forged a national womens liberation movement that influenced events in the United States and throughout the world,Wainstock said.

The chat is free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by the WVU Center for Womens Studies, Eberly College of Arts and Science and is made possible through the financial contributions of the Womens Studies Program Development Fund.

For more information, call Marlene Robinson, Center for Womens Studies, 293-2339, ext. 1153.