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un-banned at last!

posted May 5, 2010, 7:57 PM by Kristen Caven   [ updated Jan 21, 2013, 8:15 PM ]
Last night's launch of both my book and the strike anniversary celebrations was deeply moving and exciting. President Jan Holmgren, who started at Mills the summer after the strike and is retiring this year, spoke about the strike and the importance of women's education. Everyone told amazing stories and we all watched the video about the 1990 strike.

It felt so good to speak about my lonely process of drawing cartoons and creating a book for these women who inspired so many with their actions. It felt so great to have my book "officially" (and playfully) un-banned!  (Okay, even though the original cartoon collection was unbanned about the time President Jan arrived...) Blogged about the incredible satisfaction of completing the cycle here. More event pix here. L.A. Times article here.

Read about the banning of my book in Perfectly Revolting OR in the free online version of Inside the Mills Revolution.

Mills Bookstore manager Karen Churchill, my hero.