Left on Pearl at Brandeis

Directed by Susan Rivo and Produced by Rochelle Ruthchild
Thursday March 7th, 12:30pm
Brandeis University, Liberman-Miller lecture hall
Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC)

What happens when Boston's 1971 International Women's Day marchers turn LEFT ON PEARL Street in Cambridge, and seize and occupy a Harvard-owned building for a women's center, on land sought by the largely African-American Riverside neighborhood for affordable housing? How and why did hundreds of women of diverse backgrounds decide to take a radical, collective action that would change their lives? How did this action intersect with the surrounding African-American neighborhood's fight against displacement by Harvard University's expansion? What is its lasting legacy 45 years later?

Film followed by Q&A with director Susie Rivo