Caryl Wickes-Connick discusses the creation of the Battered Women Shelter in Missoula, Montana. She describes the relationship between the Young Women Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) and the shelter, the shift in police procedure in regards to spousal abuse, and how the shelter helped with educating the Montana community about domestic violence. Wickes-Connick also discusses the formation of the Montana Coalition against Domestic Violence and the political action leading up to the Domestic Violence and Prevention Act and the Equal Rights Amendment.
Domestic violence; Abuse education; Montana Coalition against Domestic Violence; Domestic Violence and Prevention Act; International Year of the Woman; Equal Rights Amendment; Feminism; Women’s rights
Montana Communities Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 401-001a, b
1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)
Wickes-Connick, Caryl, "Caryl Wickes-Connick Interview, March 27, 2006" (2006). Montana Communities Oral History Collection. 22.