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Our Exciting Birth
Author: Robyn Bahr
Spring 2016 On Our Way Newsletter
On March 8, 1971, at the burgeoning of the women's liberation movement, several hundred young activists marched from an International Women's Day rally on the Boston Common into Cambridge, and ended up seizing a Harvard University building in the name of feminism. They called it "The Women's Center."

Left on Pearl: New film documents birth of the Women's Center
Author: Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild
Date: February 28, 2011
Newspaper: The Valley Advocate, Pioneer Valley, Mass.
"What do women want?" Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, asked almost a century ago. On March 6, 1971, a group of women, many affiliated with the women's liberation group Bread and Roses in Boston, Massachusetts, provided one answer.

After 34 Years of Giving, Women's Center Seeks Aid
Author: Colleen Walsh
Date: May 15, 2005
Newspaper: Boston Sunday Globe, City Weekly
The beginning of the Women's Center in Cambridgeport reads like a Hollywood script. A group of disgruntled women take hostage a building at the nation's oldest university to stress the lack of services and support available to them.

Women's Center Opens a Door
Author(s): Lucas Conley, Globe Correspondent
Date: April 13, 2003
Newspaper: Boston Globe
Since 1972, the house at 46 Pleasant St. has been off-limits to men. This month, that bar was lowered - just a bit. Here, more than a fitness club or golf course, the gender distinction is an important one. For more than 30 years, women have relied on the Cambridge Women's Educational Center as a safe zone.

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