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Margaret Sanger and Birth Control Advocacy in Early Urban Spokane

The first event in a new lecture series that happens to be thematically aligned with the Inlander’s recent “Spokane Scandals” cover feature — our Dec. 22 issue offers a look back at some of the most controversial events in our city’s history — the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is bringing in local historians to share a look into other moments of the past that rattled Spokane’s status quo. First up is a review of birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger’s visit here in 1916, when she shared her vision for safe and legal contraception with thousands. By doing so, she risked arrest and prosecution; this talk discusses why Sanger came to Spokane and what transpired after that visit.

Wed, Jan. 11, from 6:30-8 pm • $10 suggested donation • The MAC • 2316 W. First •

— Chey Scott

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