Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives Exhibit
Monday, September 23–Saturday, November 2
KPL is proud to partner with Western Michigan University’s Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Library to bring Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives, a traveling exhibit from the U.S. National Library of Medicine that sheds light on the efforts of nurses and healthcare workers to identify violence against women as a serious, and largely ignored, health care issue.
Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered. During the late 20th century, nurses took up the call. With passion and persistence, they worked to reform a medical profession that overwhelmingly failed to acknowledge violence against women as a serious health issue. Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence. This exhibit tells their story.
All Kalamazoo Public Library events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated in the event description. A library card is not required to attend. Events where space is limited may require prior registration or a free ticket to attend. Registration and ticket requirements are indicated in the event description. Guests who require special accommodations can submit their request to the event coordinator by calling 269-553-7800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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