Letter from Catharine Stimpson to Clive Kessler, December 13, 1971

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13 Decofier 1971

Professor Clive I.-zessler 411 D Milbank

Dear Professor Keuler:

on Tuesday, January 11th, at 8900 paw, in the Bernard gunasiun, the Barnard Women's Canter is sponsoring a panel on that vexed subject: male chanvinism at Columbia, asking if it exists; and

if it does, 1113115 1!: means and what might be done about it. We

am asking six fiiattaguisimd caluubiz men to be m the panel... President ucsill has genaromly consented to be a number. and we woulé very much appraéitte it if you, too, could participate. The panel will, as far as we know, he the first on which Calumbia men have publicly adéressad theuaslves to the questions.

The panel will be moderatad by a woman, probably one frm the city, but not Cohunbia. Each man will ha asked to speak for five to

can minut-as and than to cake quanttans from the floor. I expect that the qnestians will be farurmging aad yrcnrocative. The purpose of the panel is an try to discover what real cement the words "male L chauviniam" may or may not have within the University.

that audience will consist; mostly of n£era of the university community. we are charging a small admission fee for the benefit of the Barnard Lawyers’ Gonuittee, a firoup of Barnard alumnae in the legal profession who have cansemzad to serve as a legal referral service for woman.

A pnphlat about the Centat is enclosed for you tlfomntion. If you have any quaszztous, I shall ha glad to try to answer them. ‘the Center‘s phone is 280-2067. I very much hope you will be able to

join us.»


Catharine R. Stinpeon


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