Mothering the Movement: The Story of the San Francisco Women's Building

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Sushawn Robb, 2011 - History - 344 pages
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In 1970, Women's Liberation was sweeping the country. In the San Francisco Bay Area, some women's "libbers" came together and formed the San Francisco Women's Centers to help nurture newly emerging organizing efforts fighting for women's rights. Ten years later, it was a group with an annual budget in the low thousands of dollars that took the audacious step of buying a building in San Francisco's Mission District. This book tells the story of how they got to that point and the first twenty years of developing it into the home that it is today for countless women and their organizing efforts on behalf of girls and women. Author SUSHAWN ROBB went to scores of events and meetings at the Women's Building in the 1980's and served on the Board of Directors from 1994-2000. This book is based on research of the Women's Building archives housed at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Historical Society. Playwright MERCILEE M. JENKINS, Professor of Communication at S.F. State University, worked with students and other volunteers to collect oral histories from founders. These stories inspired the play She Rises Like a Building to the Sky, produced as part of the Building's 25th anniversary celebrations. Mothering the MoveMent by Sushawn Robb Including the play She Rises Like a Building to the Sky by Mercilee M. Jenkins
 

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Contents

BEGINNINGS
1
BRADY STREET DAYS
25
THE WOMENS BUILDING PROJECT
41
SHE RISES LKEA BUILDING
63
SAN FRANCISCO WOMENS CENTERS
115
SETTLING INTO THE BUILDING
131
SHE RISES LKEA BUILDING
157
OPERATING THE BUILDING
207
RADICAL ROOTS AND RICH RELATIONS
229
ORGANIZING IN THE I980S
245
REVISIONING THE ORGANIZATION
267
REVISIONING THE BUILDING
283
EPILOGUE
309
APPENDIX
315
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
323
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