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“Heather Booth: Changing the World” — Inspiring Documentary Film Premiers in LA

From huffingtonpost.com | July 28, 2017 By Peter Dreier Over the past half century, Booth has improved the lives of tens of millions of Americans who never knew her name. But if you’ve met Booth – if you’ve heard her give a speech, or participated in one of her training sessions for organizers, or sat around a table with her [...]

2017-07-31T20:52:18+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Film, History, News|

The Women Who Built the New York Art World

From Artsy.net | July 6, 2017 By Alexxa Gotthardt Over the course of 10 years, between 1929 and 1939, four of New York City’s most iconic museums emerged in Manhattan: the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, The Frick Collection, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. These institutions are now world-famous. But their founders—predominantly women—are relatively unknown. During this [...]

2017-07-10T17:26:16+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Art, History, Women|

Fresh Thinking on History of Feminism

Class, timeline explore lesser-known narratives in movement’s rise From Harvard.edu | July 3, 2017 By Colleen Walsh | Gloria Steinem photo by Dori Jacobson-Wenzel For many, feminism just took a flying, sword-wielding leap with “Wonder Woman,” the new film in which Amazonian warrior-princess Diana of Themyscira serves as protector of the free world. The Patty Jenkins-directed movie, the first [...]

2017-07-06T14:23:34+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Feminism, History|

Toni Van Pelt Elected New President of National Organization for Women (NOW)

From NOW.org | July 1, 2017 Members of the National Organization for Women voted Saturday to elect Toni Van Pelt president of the organization. Gilda Yazzie was elected vice president. Van Pelt and Yazzie were elected by NOW members at the annual Forward Feminism Conference, which drew nearly 500 activists from around the country. Van Pelt, of Seminole, Fla., [...]

2017-07-09T00:45:05+00:00 July 1st, 2017|News, NOW|

Veteran feminists show they’re young at heart at reunion

From theVillager.com | June 15, 2017 By Mary Reinholz | Photos by Tequila MinskyThe pictures flashing across a wall inside Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village showed icons of the women’s liberation movement from the last half of the 20th century: activists like Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, Gloria Steinem and Flo Kennedy taking aim at gender inequality in [...]

2017-06-16T14:58:27+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Event, VFA, Women|

Report on the Feminist Reunion, June 10, 2017

On 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 [...]

2017-06-28T13:55:31+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Event|

Veteran Feminists to Thump Trumpism at Judson Reunion

From the Villager.com | May 25, 2017 By Mary Reinholz Radical feminist Susan Brownmiller has plenty of room at the top in her West Village penthouse near the Meatpacking District. Outside on the terrace is her urban oasis of carefully cultivated plants, trees and flowers, the subject of her latest book, “My City Highrise Garden” (Rutgers University Press). To [...]

2017-05-31T19:20:29+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Event, NOW, Women|

Suffragist Sue Shelton White honored in Jackson

From The Jackson Sun | May 26, 2017 By Brittney L Jackson Dozens gathered outside Jackson City Hall for the unveiling of the Sue Shelton White monument on Thursday afternoon. Born in Chester County in 1887, White fought for equal voting rights for women. “Because of Sue Shelton White, my wife, my two daughters (and) my granddaughter [have] the [...]

2017-05-29T14:24:58+00:00 May 29th, 2017|History, Women|