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Film Screening: "Left On Pearl"

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall


FlyerLeft On Pearl is a documentary about 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 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 led directly to the establishment of the longest continuously operating Women's Center in the U.S. Sponsored by the Cambridge Women's Commission.