Women Rebels: Margaret Sanger and The Birth Control Movement at 100
Thursday, December 4 at 6:30 pm
This year marks the centennial of the American birth control movement, founded in New York by trained nurse and social activist Margaret Sanger. In March 1914, Sanger began publishing the journal Woman Rebel, which coined the term “birth control” and popularized the revolutionary notion that each woman should be “the absolute mistress of her own body.” Join author and The Nation journalist Katha Pollitt for a conversation with Sanger biographer Ellen Chesler; New York University Professor of History Linda Gordon; SisterSong co-founder Loretta Ross; and Alex Sanger, Chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council (and Sanger’s grandson) about Sanger’s legacy and why the reproductive rights movement continues to roil debate in this country today.
Co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood of New York City and the Margaret Sanger Papers Project at NYU. This event is presented as part of the Activist New York program series, made possible by The Puffin Foundation.
Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.