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A Life in Motion: A reading by Florence Howe, 4/29 at 3 pm, Pembroke 305

Posted by Jennifer Betts on April 25, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

3 pm

Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street

Guest speaker: Florence Howe

Florence Howe has led an audacious life: she created a freedom school during the civil rights movement, refused to bow to academic heavyweights who were opposed to sharing power with women, and founded a feminist publishing house at a time when books for and about women were few. Sustained by her relationships with ironic writers like Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen, and Marilyn French, she traveled the world as an emissary for women’s empowerment. Howe’s memoir spans her eighty years of personal struggle and professional triumphs.

Sponsored by the Brown University Library, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, and the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center.