Barnard Reports, Women's Center, draft, 1971, page 2

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          things we have done: an exhibit (from May to June 12) of the 
Overbury Collection, Barnard's choice group of books by and about women; sponsoring speakers, films,
and panels, including one about male chauvinssm at Columbia; the creation of the
Barnard Lawyers‘ Committee, a legal referral service for cases of job

discrimination; the establishment of an annual bibliography of the year's work
in women's studies; co-ordination of efforts to establish a roster of women
scholars; and so on.

In the fall, we hope to host at least two conferences ---one on black, Asian
and Latin women and the other, co-spansored with colleges in the region, on the
theme, "How Women Learn from women." Examples of valuable projects that demand massive financing are a fellowship program for post-doctoral women and community activists and a counseling office for women who wish to return
to school or work.

One of our problems has been the necessity to sort out priorities, to

decide in which, all the ways we could travel, we should travel.

We have also had trouble making many students sense that they are a part of

the Center and that the Center can be a part of thin their lives. We have
not yet devised a permanent governing structure, at once efficient and fair,
a just reflection of the Center's several constituencies.
Hfiifiififix I believe that our problems are, in large part
inherent in any new enterprise. The Center is also dealing with complex
questions, about which people have m~any opinions, which will inevitably

collide.

 
 

Tae Center has attracted national attention. We receive an average