CUNY Digital History Archive

CUNY Digital History Archive

A participatory project to collect and preserve the histories of the City University of New York — A work in progress
Show/Hide Menu

Letter to Protest 'Meeting of the Whole'

Central to the founders of the Women's Studies Program and Women's Center at Brooklyn College were issues of access, collaborative input, and community inclusion in decision making. The frameworks they shaped were informed by a feminist analysis of the ways that gender, race, and class either privilege or exclude subjects from positions of power and decision-making. In this letter, twenty faculty and staff members of the Women's Studies Program and Women's Center grappled internally with issues of access, and signed on in protest of a meeting of the program during regular work hours. Signatories cited that the proposed time for the meeting excluded participation and input from critical stakeholders and community members such as working women, mothers, and students.

Source | Brooklyn College Library, Archives and Special Collections
Creator | Women's Studies Program faculty and staff
Date Created | February 10, 1975
Rights | Obtain From Brooklyn College Library, Archives and Special Collections
Item Type | Text (Pamphlet / Petition)
Cite This document | Women's Studies Program faculty and staff, “Letter to Protest 'Meeting of the Whole',” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 24, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4782.

Print and Share