The University Museum will host two exhibitions from February 2 through March 15: “In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh” and “Bridge Builders." The exhibitions are sponsored by Women’s Studies, an interdisciplinary minor at IUP. A public reception will open the exhibitions on February 2 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
“In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh” is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the contributions of women of western Pennsylvania to the national women’s movement. A related project, “Bridge Builders,” explores the connections between the civil rights and women’s movements in Pittsburgh during the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibitions include photographs, ephemera, and a video that document how diverse groups of local grassroots activists successfully brought down barriers to equality and civil rights in the region.
According to Patricia Ulbrich, project director, the goals of both projects are to pay tribute to people who worked hard to promote equality in the region, to raise awareness among students about the role of social movements in a democratic society, and to encourage civic engagement.
In conjunction with the exhibitions, a panel presentation, “In Sisterhood,” will be offered on Monday, Feb. 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the Ohio Room of the Hadley Union Building as part of the
Six O’Clock Series at IUP. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The panel will include four women associated with the exhibits:
The exhibitions and panel presentation are supported by the following IUP bodies: Women’s Studies, the University Museum, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the African American Cultural Center and the departments of Political Science, English, Psychology, History, and Philosophy.
Admission to the exhibitions and public opening reception in the University Museum is free.
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The University Museum hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:00–6:30 p.m.; Thursdays, noon–7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon–4:00 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, and university holidays.
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