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

BCWO Goals, Letter to Pat Withner

In the early 1970s before the founding of the Women's Studies Program, the Brooklyn College Women's Organization (BCWO) addressed several concerns of women faculty and students at the college. Historian and co-founder Renate Bridenthal notifies the office of College Relations of BCWO's formation and outlines their goals to investigate and dismantle institutional sexism and structural gender inequality at the college in the following areas: day care, gender imbalances in offices and departments throughout the university, equal employment in pay, rank, and tenure, maternity leave, academic and career counseling that resulted in tracking of women students, and sex discrimination.


Source | Bridenthal, Renate
Creator | Brooklyn College Women's Organization
Date Created | February 23, 1971
Rights | Obtain From Bridenthal, Renate
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Brooklyn College Women's Organization, “BCWO Goals, Letter to Pat Withner,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 19, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5512.

Print and Share