Women's Advocates: Walking with survivors | A docuseries by Twin Cities PBS
Defining the issue
45 Years Later
Women’s Advocates and Twin Cities PBS co-produced a series of documentary short videos chronicling the history and legacy of Women’s Advocates. This series documents what it took to launch Women’s Advocates in the 1970’s – a team of committed people who invaded the Mayor’s office, protested police apathy, and hid families in their homes, eventually opening a shelter in a dilapidated building they called the “Women’s House.” This collective of women spent sleepless nights watching over one another, sharing house chores, managing crises as a team, and doing it all without the support of the greater community.
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