The Joan Robins Papers contain documents relating to various lesbian and feminist organizations and conferences. Also included
is information related to organizing in defense of the Equal Rights Amendment and reproductive rights and against the Family
Joan Ellen Robbins, also known as Joan Hoffman, was born in 1947. She was the co-founder, along with Dorothy Bricker and Marianne
Yatrovsky, of the first consciousness - raising (CR) group in Los Angeles. They convened at the Haymarket Center. The group
grew rapidly and was necessarily moved to a church in South Central Los Angeles that would accommodate their larger attendance.
The group was notorious for dramatic and aesthetically detailed protesting tactics.
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