Yesterday we went to the Witness to the Revolution luncheon at the Women's National Democratic Club.
The luncheon featured a talk with political reporter, film producer and author Clara Bingham, here flanked by WNDC president Nuchhi Currier and immediate past president Anna Fierst, Teddy Roosevelt's great-granddaughter.
Bingham’s career includes a stint as Newsweek’s White House Correspondent and a UPI stringer in Papua New Guinea. The author of three books, she now turns to oral history, drawing on 100 interviews to document one of the most turbulent years of a turbulent decade. Between August 1969 and August 1970, Bingham covered the era’s milestone political and cultural events, from My Lai to Kent State, Woodstock to the Pentagon Papers, documenting statements from students, celebrity activists and underground figures. Here, film producer Tim Rockwood, WNDC development and outreach director Julia Cohen and documentary film maker Neil Barrett.
The WNDC hosts two stellar speaker programs a week at its historic clubhouse, Whittemore House, in Dupont Circle. In this highly charged political season, women’s participation in policy and politics has jumped to center stage. Here, The Agenda Project founder Erica Payne and WNDC VP program committee member Margo Beck.
Guests enjoyed lunch and the presentation by, and Q&A with, Bingham about her book—Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul. Here, WNDC past president Rosemary Monagan and longtime WNDC member Carol Rogers.