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Neighborhood Matters: Left on Pearl

Left on Pearl documents a highly significant but little-known event in the history of the women's liberation movement, the 1971 takeover and occupation of a Harvard University– owned building by hundreds of Boston-area women. The ten-day occupation of 888 Memorial Drive in Cambridge by women demanding a Women’s Center, and low income housing for the community in which the building stood, embodied within it many of the hopes, triumphs, conflicts, and tensions of second wave feminism. One of the few such takeovers by women for women, this action was transformative for the participants and led directly to the establishment of the longest continuously operating women's center in the U.S.

Lunch will be served.

(Film runtime: 55 minutes)


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
SL 90 - Snell Library Seminar Room
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