Learning from unfinished business

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Nancy Gertner, a former U.S. federal judge and senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, was the featured speaker who joined a panel of social activists this fall to discuss lessons learned from the civil rights and women’s movements of the 1970s. With input from Gertner, the panelists—including Arline Isaacson, Judy Norsigian, and Toni Troop, all present and former leaders in local nonprofit organizations working on social justice issues—further explored how these lessons apply to their current activism. The event,“Looking Back on the 1970s: Lessons from Unfinished Struggles in the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements,” was co-sponsored by Community Works and Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library.