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Welcome to the
Veteran Feminists of America


Welcome to the Veteran Feminists of America (the VFA). Here you will discover the women and men of the Second Wave of Feminism in America, what they did and what they are doing today.

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From the Feminine Mystique, the Great Fifth Avenue March, the founding of NOW, Roe v. Wade to the 10 year campaign for the passage of the ERA, The Veteran Feminists of America changed the world. Today they are working hard to preserve their legacy and light others’ torches as they continue the march toward full equality under the law and leadership equity.

Introducing the Oral History Project

The VFA Oral History Project is capturing the first-person stories of activists who impacted all areas of American life and society throughout the U.S. That’s where you come in. If you were a Second Wave activist who changed America, we want to record your story.

Please visit our Oral History Project page for more information on how to be included yourself, or recommend other Second Wave Feminists to be included. Thank you!

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Kate Millett Memorial Service, November 9, 2017

A Memorial Service was held for Kate Millett at the Fourth Universalist Society Unitarian Universal Church at 160 Central Park West in New York City. It was a lively and rousing celebration of Kate Millett’s life and work, with an estimated 500 people in attendance.

The speakers included Eleanor Pam, Gloria Steinem, Phyllis Chesler, Yoko Ono, Kathleen Turner, Cynthia MacAdams, Linda Clarke, Joan Casamo, Nicole Fernandez Ferrer, Lisa Millett Rau, and Holly Near. Anecdotes of the projects and adventures they shared with Kate wove an unforgettable tapestry of the life of one of the most notable feminists of our time.

(Photos, l to r: Gloria Steinem, Phyllis Chesler, Yoko Ono, Cynthia MacAdams, and Nicole Fernandez Ferrer (r) with her translator)

The service began with Pamela Mataszewski playing “The Parting Glass” on bagpipes, as she began the long somber march to the front of the sanctuary. It ended with applause and loud cheers of Kate’s name, not only for a life well lived, but also for the feminist movement she helped to birth. > Read More

 

Report on the Feminist Reunion, June 10, 2017

Sybil, Donna, BarbaraOn June 10, 2017 The Veteran Feminists of America held a feminist reunion in New York City at the famous progressive church, Judson Memorial, in Greenwich Village.

As Barbara Love pointed out in her welcoming remarks, the event was for all feminists—revolutionary, radical and reformists: “bad girls” and “nasty women” included. In fact the event attracted many feminists who had never been to a VFA event before. Everyone was there in good faith, recognizing we are all-in to fight for a better life for women and girls. A few brave men, historians and students joined the celebration.  > Read More

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After a long search, we are delighted to announce that The Veteran Feminists of America has partnered with The New York Historical Society in creating a home for our artifacts and stories that document modern feminism. The newly-created Center for Women’s History meets the highest standard to collect, preserve, and exhibit artifacts. Future generations will be able to view, learn, and find inspiration with first-hand accounts of the feminist revolution that transformed our country. After a long search, we are delighted to announce that The Veteran Feminists of America has partnered with The New York Historical Society in creating a home for our artifacts and stories that document modern feminism. The newly-created Center for Women’s History meets the highest standard to collect, preserve, and exhibit artifacts. Future generations will be able to view, learn, and find inspiration with first-hand accounts of the feminist revolution that transformed our country.  …Read More

Enjoy your visit with The Veteran Feminists of America. Join the VFA, attend our events, share your stories with us and carry on. Come back often as we are always celebrating and creating history.

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