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 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|

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|

Obituary: Farewell Our Great Friend, Aileen Hernandez

May 23, 1926 - February 13, 2017 The only woman appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 to the first EEOC, Hernandez has spent a lifetime working to improve the political and economic status of minority groups and women. A native of Brooklyn, NY, she moved to California in 1951 to become an organizer and later education and public [...]

2017-06-13T00:09:03+00:00 March 9th, 2017|News, NOW, Obituary|