The NCJW NY Eleanor Leff Jewish Women’s Resource Center (JWRC) is pleased to welcome a pioneer of Second-wave feminism, Phyllis Chesler. Her new book chronicles the women who changed the world and became major players in history.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 1 PM to 3 PM
Council House, 241 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Between 1972 and 1975, these women integrated the want ads, brought class action lawsuits to fight economic discrimination, opened rape crisis lines and shelters for battered women, held marches and sit-ins for abortion and equal rights, famously took over offices and buildings, and pioneered high-profile speak-outs.
These women began the first-ever national and international public conversations about birth control and abortion, sexual harassment, violence against women, female orgasm, and a woman’s right to kill in self-defense.
Phyllis Chesler is an American writer, psychotherapist, and professor emerita of psychology and women’s studies at the College of Staten Island. She is known as a Jewish, feminist psychologist, and is the author of 18 books, including the best-seller Women and Madness.
Light refreshments will be served. This FREE event is offered through a partnership of the JWRC and Gerson Cultural Arts Series.
RSVP is suggested. RSVP online here.