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April West-Baker National Women's Conference Collection

Identifier: 2022-011

This collection includes newspaper articles that either April West Baker wrote or was mentioned in, press releases that addressed updates on the planning of the Houston Women’s Conference, photographs that were taken at the Women’s Conferences, and a variety of memorabilia such as pins and badges. Materials are arranged chronologically, with each series corresponding to one of three conferences. Materials are arranged by format within each chronological series.

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  • 1975-1989


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1 linear feet

Biographical Information

April West Baker received her B.A in Education from Evergreen State College. She then went on to receive her M.A degree at the University of Washington in Aging, Health Care, and Administration. Additionally, she is a current licensed advanced social worker. Her main career focus has been on program planning and social service implementation for underserved and diverse populations. She has held different job positions within the last few decades, such as a Program Manager, Student Retention Specialist, and Educational Planner. Her current job position is as an academic coach for GRAVITY a program in the Washington area that aims to offer educational support to marginalized students.

Prior to her career, April West Baker participated in a variety of Women’s Conferences throughout the years 1975-1989. She was one of the youngest Washington delegates to be elected for the Houston National Women’s Conference in 1977. Additionally, during her years of activism she wrote a variety of newspaper articles that highlighted the struggles of Asian Americans and women of color in America.

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Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA