Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Dies at 101

African American mathematician Katherine Johnson began working at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1953 in a position that was classified as “subprofessional,” not far outranking a secretary or janitor. Nevertheless she persisted: using a slide rule or mechanical calculator in complex calculations her job was to check the work of her superiors — engineers who, unlike her, were [...]

2020-02-25T10:37:48+00:00February 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Save the Date: Aug. 26, 2020 – Unveiling of Women’s Rights Monument in NYC

Join Monumental Women® for the Unveiling of Our Women's Rights Pioneers Monument on the Mall in NYC Central Park, the First Statue of Real Women in the Park’s 167-year History. Move History Forward. The Statue Fund is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, tax-exempt on both federal and state levels, as well as a registered charity. All contributions are tax-deductible. #MonumentalWomen is a campaign [...]

2020-01-22T15:42:28+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Virginia Passes ERA in Historic Vote

Both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly passed the Equal Rights Amendment Wednesday, January 15, marking a watershed moment in the nearly century-long effort to add protections for women to the U.S. Constitution. The House gallery was packed beyond its 102-seat capacity, with Virginia first lady Pam Northam and her daughter, Aubrey Northam, making a rare appearance to bear witness. ERA [...]

2020-01-17T14:02:50+00:00January 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A New Youth-Led Movement to Ratify the ERA

A new youth-led group is working hard to further one of the most important causes we have been fighting for. They are looking for people and groups to join their coalition. Please check out the links below and see what they are doing! Generation Gender Equality is a coalition of groups that are youth-led, have high youth engagement, and/or [...]

2020-01-13T07:23:31+00:00January 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Ann Juliano Jawin, 1922 – December 31, 2019

Ann Juliano Jawin, founder of the Center for the Women of New York and a pioneer who dedicated her life to women’s equality and empowerment, died on Dec. 31. She was 97 years old. News of Jawin’s death came less than a month after she celebrated the grand opening of a brand new women’s center in Fort Totten. Members [...]

2020-01-03T15:47:39+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

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|