Leslie Wolfe, Second Wave Feminist Who Fought for Inclusion of All Women, Dies at 74

Ms. Wolfe sought AIDS treatment for women in the 1980's and researched gender and racial bias on the SAT exam as head of a think tank. She pursued equality for women, particularly women of color, as a longtime leader of the Center for Women Policy Studies in Washington. Ms. Wolfe’s work began in the thick of feminism’s second wave. She [...]

2018-03-30T04:49:55+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Activism, Feminism, Health, Obituary, Reproductive Justice, Second Wave|

WBAI’s Multicultural Feminist Radio Show on Kate Millett, Sun. Dec. 3 at 6pm

On Sunday, December 3, 6-7 PM on WBAI at 99.5 FM (streaming at wbai.org), Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio at WBAI will play excerpts from the recent celebration of the life of Kate Millett. We will also interview Kathie Sarachild, a pioneer feminist who will help to put Millett's work in historical context. After the show, you can [...]

2018-03-30T04:52:03+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Activism, Feminist, History, News, Obituary, Second Wave, VFA|

Myrna Lamb, Feminist Playwright, Dies at 87

The New York Times, September 22, 2017, by Neil Genzlinger. Myrna Lamb, a feminist playwright in an unwelcoming era, put the tenets of second-wave feminism in front of theater goers in provocative works that were staged at the Public Theater in Manhattan and elsewhere. She died on Sept. 15 in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. She was 87. Her daughter Joellen [...]

2018-03-30T04:52:59+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Activism, Art, Feminist, Obituary, Second Wave|

On the Passing of Kate Millett

It is with enormous sadness that we announce the death of our longtime friend, pioneer feminist and author of SEXUAL POLITICS, Kate Millett. She died this morning in Paris of cardiac arrest. Kate would have been 83 this week. It is impossible here to recount and pay tribute to all of Kate's many, many groundbreaking contributions to feminist theory and [...]

2018-03-30T04:54:48+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Feminist, History, Obituary, VFA|

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: 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|

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|