Left on Pearl title screen.

Credit: Photo courtesy of the 888 Women's History Project

'Left On Pearl' Tells Forgotten Story Of Boston's Women Activists In 1971

August 18, 2017

On March 6, 1971, a group of women marched from Boston Common through the city and into Cambridge in celebration and demonstration of International Women’s Day. Then they took a detour and filed into 888 Memorial Drive, where they stayed for 10 days. The occupation and the greater context of the takeover are documented in “Left on Pearl,” a short film by the 888 Women’s History Project in Cambridge.


  • Rochelle Ruthchild, executive producer of the film and one of the occupiers of 888 Memorial Drive in 1971. 
  • Susie Rivo, director of “Left on Pearl”
  • Cheryl Stein, executive producer of “Left on Pearl”

Learn more about "Left on Pearl" here, and see where the film is playing next. Follow "Left on Pearl" on Twitter and on Facebook.

BONUS: Watch the trailer to "Left on Pearl" now!


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