DWC is proud to sponsor a wine and cheese reception TODAY, JULY 19th at 5:30 pm, for the NYC premiere of "Left on Pearl" at the Anthology Film Archives. Come and meet the filmmakers!
Left on Pearl is a documentary about the significant but little-known victory of the Women’s Liberation Movement during a period of intense social protest, much like today. On March 6, 1971, International Women’s Day, marchers turned left on Pearl Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, seizing a Harvard-owned building and declaring it a Women’s Center. Hundreds of women occupied the building and demanded Harvard provide affordable housing for the largely African American Riverside community being displaced by the university’s expansion.
The takeover led to the founding of the Cambridge Women’s Center, which is still going strong today. The Center contributed to the local struggle against gentrification and for tenants’ rights, and gave rise to other progressive institutions including the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and the Women’s Community Cancer Project. Read more here.
When: Wednesday, July 19
Where: The Anthology Film Archives - 32 Second Ave at the corner of Second Ave and 2nd Street
What time: Reception at 5:30 pm, screening at 7 pm
How to buy tickets: Tickets go on sale July 19 at 5:30 pm at the Anthology Film Archives
Ticket cost: $7