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Author and Feminist Activist to Lecture at Eastern

Written by Allison Kelly

Willimantic, Conn. -Award-winning poet and feminist activist Robin Morgan will lecture at 7 p.m. on March 3 in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Morgan is a leader of contemporary American feminism and has been active in the international women's movement for 30 years. She is also founder of the Sisterhood is Global Institute, and the founder and board member of The Women's Media Center.

Morgan's prolific writing career has resulted in the publishing of more than 20 books, including the now-classic anthologies, "Sisterhood Is Powerful" (Random House 1970), and "Sisterhood Is Global" (Doubleday, l984; The Feminist Press, 1996); and "Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology For a New Millennium" (Simon & Schuster, 2003).

"Here are the real words of our founders, free of the prison of right wing distortion, and we've never needed them more!" Gloria Steinem, early American feminist icon, has said of Morgan's 2006 book, "Fighting Words: A Toolkit for Combating the Religious Right,"

In 1986 and 1989, Morgan spent several months in Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza, reporting on the conditions of women. She has also been a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize for Poetry.

 

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