[act-ma] Showings of Film: Left on Pearl

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Mar 18 06:35:29 PDT 2019

*LEFT 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 was 
transformative for the participants, and led directly to the 
establishment of the longest continuously operating Women's Center in 
the U.S. To read an extended summary, click here. 

*Northeastern University's Neighborhood Matters  Series*
Snell Library, Room 090
360 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA
Tue. Mar. 19, 12pm
/Sponsored by Northeastern University Library's Archives and Special 
*Coolidge Corner Public Library
*31 Pleasant St., Brookline, MA
Sat. Mar. 23, 3pm*
*/Q&A w/ Filmmaker Susie Rivo and Executive Producers Rochelle 
Ruthchild, Susan Jacoby, and Cheryl Stein/
Jamaica Plain Public Library
*30 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Thu. Mar. 28, 6pm
/Q&A w/ Executive Producer Susan Jacoby/

*The Actor's Stu**dio at the Tannery*
12 Federal St.
Newburyport, MA
Sun. Mar. 31, 3pm
/Q&A w/ Filmmaker Susie Rivo and Executive Producers Rochelle Ruthchild 
and Cheryl Stein/

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