On Monday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Brown-Alley Room, Dr. Megan Shockley will discuss how Virginia women activists fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, protections for abortion, and changes to laws and systems addressing survivors of domestic and sexual violence. While they may not have won all of the battles in which they engaged, they fundamentally reshaped the political and social terrain of the commonwealth.  An 1993 graduate of the University of Richmond, Dr. Shockley is the author of Creating a Progressive Commonwealth: Women Activists, Feminism, and the Politics of Social Change in Virginia, 1970s-2000s, a retired Professor of History at Clemson University and serves as the current Chair of the Friends of Boatwright Memorial Library.  Program Sponsors:  Boatwright Library, WGSS, History and American Studies.