Film-Lectures, etc. Free Day Care. Sept. 29 + 30, 1973. Sat. 10AM-9PM and Sun. 9AM-5PM. 24.5” x 29” screenprinted poster on heavy stock, overall about VG+ with vibrant colors and striking graphics, folded in quarters, a touch of wrinkling and light wear at folds, with pinholes in all four corners.
The conference was held at Windham College, which closed in 1978. Guest Speaker Robin Morgan, a founding member of New York Radical Women and WITCH (Women Inspired To Commit Herstory) in the 1960s, had just published her first book of poetry in 1972, the acclaimed Monster, which sold 30,000 hardcover copies in its first six months. Its title poem, “Monster,” was called “the anthem of the Women’s Movement,” with lines from it showing up on buttons, bumper stickers, t-shirts, posters, and graffiti; however, according to www.robinmorgan.net, “the book was attacked by the literary establishment” because one of the poems, “Arraignment,” “implied that Sylvia Plath’s suicide had been provoked by her husband Ted Hughes’ battery and womanizing.” The book (and her earlier influential 1970 anthology Sisterhood is Powerful) cemented her place in the early 1970s as a feminist icon and activist; Morgan would go on to become editor of Ms. Magazine in the early 1990s.
A striking second wave feminist poster. Scarce. Item #827