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Public reception for the Lane Hall Exhibit, <i>A Woman's Place is in the Struggle: Gender, Race, and Nation, 1975-1995</i>

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
4:00 AM
Lane Hall Exhibit Space

The exhibit showcases posters from Paquetta Anne Palmer’s US and global feminisms collection and Maria Cotera’s <i>Chicana por Mi Raza: Mapping Chicana Feminist Thought in the Radical Civil Rights Era</i> digital collection project.

The posters showcased in this exhibit represent the ways women of color and their allies formed their own groups and rallied together to bring their voices into the US and global feminist movements from 1975-1995. These posters demonstrate how women like Ann Arbor-based Paquetta Anne Palmer joined forces with other women all over the world and connected in ways never before seen. From the gathering of 15,000 women at the 1985 UN Conference on Women in Nairobi to discuss strategies for enhancing the lives of women globally, to the devotion of women's time and energy to the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa in 1994, or the broad-based Latino Women’s Conference in Michigan in 1975, these posters provide a unique glimpse into the heart of a rich history of women of color activism.