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Celebrating 50 Years of the February Sisters featuring Robin Morgan, author of Sisterhood is Powerful

Tuesday April 5th, 6:30 – 8 pm

 

This panel is part of the 50 Years of the February Sisters event series.

On February 4th, 1972, the February Sisters, a group of thirty women and four of their children, occupied the East Asian Studies building at the University of Kansas for thirteen hours. Inspired by national feminist activist Robin Morgan, author of Sisterhood is Powerful, who spoke on campus two days prior, the February Sisters described their peaceful protest as a “means of obtaining the resources to meet the pressing needs of women.”

 

As a result of their demands, the February Sisters brought about important institutional change at KU, including the establishment of Hilltop Day Care Center, the development of a Women’s Studies program and major, the accessibility of birth control pills and gynecological exams through Student Health Services, the appointment of more women administrators, and the implementation of a federally mandated affirmative action program.

 

Throughout April 2022, join the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas; Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity; and Hall Center for the Humanities for a series of events honoring the 50th anniversary of the February Sisters protest.

 

For more information, visit https://kuhistory.ku.edu/articles/sisters-act and https://www.robinmorgan.net/.

 

If you have any questions or require a reasonable accommodation to participate in these events, please email wgss@ku.edu.

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