Letter from Catharine Stimpson to Allan Farnsworth, December 13, 1971

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13 December 1971

Ann Farneworth Professor of Law 887 Law School

Deer Professor Fernnooth:

on Tuesday, January 11th. at 8:00 p.n,., in the Bernard gymnasium, the Bernard Women‘: center is spoeooriq e pnel on that vexed subject: male chauvieiau at colunbie, asking if it exists; and

if it does. that it reset and what might be done about it. We are asking six distinguished Columbia one to be on the panel. Preaidont Hcnill has generously consented to be e maker, and on would very much appreciate it if you, too, could participate. the panel will, as Sir as we know, he the first on which Colufiia use have publicly addressed themselves to the question.

‘me panel will be moderated by a woman, probably one free the city, but not Coludrie. Each man will be asked to speak for five to tnnuinutesandthnetotdnaqueetiom fronthe floor. Iaxpectthet the Quentin: will be tar-rain; and prevmcaive. the purpose of the panel in to try so discover what real conteuet the words “rule cheivinirn" any or may not have within the university.

The audience will consist mostly of numbers of the university co%ity. we are charging a smell admission: fee for the benefit of the Bernard Lawyers‘ connittee. :1 group of Bernard eluanee in the legal profession. who have consented to serve al a legal referral service for women.

A pmhlet about the Center is enclosed for your information. If you heveunyqeeotiou, Ishellbegledtotryto answer this. ‘nae center’; phone is 280-2067. I very much hope you will be able to join us.


Catherine R. stinpeon