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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 [...]

2017-06-13T23:45:26+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|

Sister Joel Read, who shaped Milwaukee’s Alverno College and was among nation’s top college innovators, dies at 91

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 26, 2017 By Karen Herzog Sister Joel Read, the longtime leader of Alverno College whose vision of placing abilities over grades put her among the nation's top college innovators, died shortly before midnight Thursday. She was 91. For nearly 35 years, Read led her alma mater on Milwaukee's south side with warmth, determination and energy. The women's [...]

2017-05-30T14:14:01+00:00 May 26th, 2017|NOW, Obituary, VFA|

Obituary: Sister Joel Read 1925-2017

Former Alverno College President Sister Joel Read, SSSF, ’48, one of the nation’s longest-serving college presidents and a renowned advocate for education reform, died May 25. She was 91 years old. During her 35 years at Alverno’s helm, Sister Joel grew her alma mater into the internationally renowned educational institution it is today. She led the development of Alverno’s [...]

2017-06-06T11:00:11+00:00 May 26th, 2017|NOW, Obituary, VFA|

She’s The Best Answer To Donald Trump You Never Heard Of

Angry? Worried? Disillusioned? Heather Booth wants you. By David Wood Heather Booth doesn’t look like a revolutionary. She sits demurely on a sofa, dressed simply in black, fingering a silver necklace. She speaks softly, selecting her words with care and enunciating cleanly. Dignity. Respect. Community. But something comes over her when she begins to talk about helping people organize [...]

2017-05-25T23:32:22+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Women|

Obituary: Judith Ellen Brady

April 26, 1937 - May 14, 2017 Judith (Judy) Brady, a well known feminist and activist, passed away in San Francisco on May 14th, 2017 at the age of 80, after a brief hospital stay for pneumonia and complications of COPD. She was born in San Francisco in 1937 to parents Mildred Edie and Robert Alexander Brady. She grew [...]

2017-06-12T23:54:31+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Obituary|

17th Berkshire Conference

June 1-4, 2017 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Two tours have been organized as part of the Berkshire Conference offerings. Booking deadline: May 29. Tour #1: Tour of Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Heights Neighborhood Thursday, June 1, 2017: 12:45 PM-6:15 PM Meet at the Student Center Atrium/Registration Desk (Hofstra University) Join us for a tour of Brooklyn Historical [...]

2017-05-25T23:34:13+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Event|