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Women's Day poster exhibit on display at Boylston Public Library in March

BOYLSTON - To help celebrate the centennial of the right for women to vote in this country, and to highlight issues that impact women, there will be an exhibit of posters about March 8, which is dedicated as International Women’s Day.

The exhibit will take place at the Boylston Public Library, 695 Main St., March 1 through 29. Approximately 35 posters will be on display.

In addition to commemorating International Women’s Day. These posters highlight some of the issues and challenges facing women, or that women once faced. Some of the issues the posters address are job discrimination, voting rights and full participation in the workforce and in unions.

The posters are from several countries including the United States, Greece, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Pakistan, France and Germany. Through graphic art and written word, they address issues of discrimination, gender bias, and domestic violence, but they also celebrate women.

The posters are from a collection of more than 9,000 posters of Stephen Lewis, who has been collecting political posters for 20 years and has been staging exhibits around Massachusetts for the past 18 years.

Lewis attributes his love for the posters and creating exhibits to his background as a political activist and a union leader. 

This project is supported in part by donations from Asbestos Workers Local 6 and Painters DC 35.