Jan Heineman Allen of NC NOW and Lillians List

Lifetime NOW member Jan Heineman Allen passed away on September 13, 2019. She joined NOW over 40 years ago to work for the Equal Rights Amendment, and went on to join the North Carolina NOW board and the NOW Political Action Committee. Jan co-founded Lillian's List in 1997 to support pro-choice progressive women who wanted to run for office. [...]

2019-09-27T08:41:08+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

VFA Founder Jacqui Ceballos is 94 Today!

Today we celebrate our VFA founder, Jacqui Ceballos, who is 94 years young.  You can see her profile page here, which presents a sampling of some of the bold actions she took in the early days of the women's movement. Here, for example, is the prayer she recited during an action in Times Square - a mass for the [...]

2019-09-08T18:49:16+00:00September 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Ann Snitow Died on August 10, after Finishing her Sixth Book

In "Remembering Ann Snitow, the Feminist Activist Who Embraced Uncertainty," Alix Kates Shulman presents the portrait of the writer, teacher, and unstoppable organizer who was "a founding member of one crucial radical feminist group after another." A founding member of New York Radical Feminists, Snitow also co-founded CARASA (Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse), No More Nice [...]

2019-08-15T11:24:33+00:00August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist, Passes at 88

"Ms. Morrison placed African Americans, particularly women, at the heart of her writing at a time when they were largely relegated to the margins both in literature and in life. With language celebrated for its lyricism, she was credited with conveying, as powerfully or more than perhaps any novelist before her, the nature of black life in America, from slavery [...]

2019-08-07T10:09:07+00:00August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr. Eleanor Pam and the Pamela Smart Case

The Pamela Smart Case and some commentary by Dr. Eleanor Pam who has fought for her freedom for nearly 30 years. After reviewing all the footage for the Dateline show on Monday, July 29, the producers have decided to televise the Pamela Smart portion of the interviews and simultaneously post a separate piece on Eleanor and her work on [...]

2019-07-31T08:04:55+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|