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Impetus - The Black Woman: Proceedings of the Fourth National Congress of Black Women of Canada

This item consists of a booklet related to the “Fourth National Congress of Black Women of Canada,” held in Windsor, Ontario, on August 19-21, 1977. The Congress was organized by the Hour-A-Day Study Club, as well as a planning committee representing black women from the Maritimes, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.

The Congress theme was “Impetus – The Black Woman." The booklet contains a history of Hour-A-Day Study Club and summaries of papers presented in workshops at the Congress.

The main subjects were: Adult and Early Childhood Education; Youth, Immigration and Human Rights; Consciousness Raising of the Multicultural Woman; and Economics and Small Business.

Morgentaler Clinic plate 1

This item consists of the Toronto Morgentaler Clinic vandalized brass plaque. This item is covered in red nail polish simulating blood and has texts "Baby killer" and "F--ing disgusting" carved in the plate. Another plate less damaged is kept in the CWMA Collection (See I2).

Gay Women’s Festival

The poster advertises a festival for gay women in Toronto. Poster reads "Come as you are..." and "Come out!". Purple text with female gender symbols on white background. The poster was originally in the Women's Information Center collection in Toronto. This collection comes from several donations made in the second half of the 1980s, by women involved in several Canadian organizations surrounding the feminist movement since the early 1970s.

Photo of [Scamp?] and Lynn Kirk in front of a notice board

I3 and I4 are copies. Smaller version of I3. [Scamp?] (left) and Lynn Kirk (right) are standing in front of a notice board with a poster "The Power of Women and Revolutionary Change" and "The Chilean Rad to Socialism." Note from inventory list: Photo accompanies the article 'Beyond definitions of woman lesbian sexuality' in The Other Woman, November-December 1976, page 3.
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