“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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 1st, 2017|News, NOW|