Obituary for Barbara Materka, Fighter for Women’s Rights and Human Rights

Barbara F. Materka, a lifelong fighter for human rights and women's rights, died peacefully in her home on Turtle Creek Blvd at the age of 99, surrounded by loving family in the days preceding her death. Barbara was a member of the VFA, and SMU student interviews of her can be viewed in our "Fabulous Feminists" ebook. She served [...]

2019-07-16T07:42:23+00:00July 16th, 2019|Activism, Equality, ERA, Feminism, Obituary, VFA|

Women’s Forum of NY Presents Elly Award to Muriel Fox

On Monday, June 17, VFA Board Chair Muriel Fox was honored with an Elly Award at a luncheon benefiting the Women’s Forum of New York. We congratulate Muriel on this wonderful honor! Photo (l to r): Barbara Marcus, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Muriel Fox, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, with Linda Willett on right. The Women’s Forum of New York is [...]

2019-07-16T07:36:13+00:00June 30th, 2019|Award, Equality, Feminism, VFA|

Feminists Who Changed America by Barbara Love at Nagoya University in Japan

This news just in from Jodi Moran our colleague on the VFA Oral History Project: "My sister, Judy Greiman, is representing Stony Brook University at a meeting with #HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 colleagues working on gender equity in a university context. She sent me this pic from the Gender Equity Library at Nagoya University!" Barbara Love's Feminists Who Changed America [...]

2018-03-30T04:36:04+00:00March 15th, 2018|International, Second Wave, VFA|

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+00:00December 3rd, 2017|Activism, Feminist, History, News, Obituary, Second Wave, VFA|

Feminist Reunion 2017 – Four New Videos from the Event

As part of our reporting on the Feminist Reunion 2017: "We Will Not Go Back!", held in New York on June 10, we are pleased to present four videos from the event, filmed by Liza Bear: Feminist Reunion 2017: Part 1: "Welcome Troublemakers!" Feminist Reunion 2017: Speak Out, Part 2: "We're Still Here!" Feminist Reunion 2017: Speak Out, Part 3: [...]

2019-07-16T07:38:40+00:00September 7th, 2017|Event, VFA|

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+00:00September 7th, 2017|Feminist, History, Obituary, VFA|

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+00:00June 16th, 2017|Event, VFA, 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 26th, 2017|NOW, Obituary, VFA|

VFA Shares Our Stories in North Carolina

An exciting VFA event -- “Sharing Our Stories:  The Second Wave Feminist Movement” - - took place in Durham, North Carolina, on Friday, March 31. Noted historian Dr. Nancy MacLean kicked off the day with a keynote speech introducing the wide range of women’s activism. MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History, Public Policy and Women’s Studies [...]

2017-06-08T22:15:32+00:00April 23rd, 2017|Event, VFA|