“Every generation you have to win your rights all over again. It’s never given to you in perpetuity.”
Songwriter, folksinger, composer, educator, author and lifelong civil rights, ERA and environmental rights advocate. Continues singing for those striving to build a better world. Appears frequently at women’s events. Founded the National Women’s Music Festival in 1974.
Interviewed by Chris Riddiough at the UIC Richard J. Daley Library, Chicago, IL, June 15, 2019
Photos 1 and 2. Kristin Lems. Photo 3. Kristin with Ellie Smeal, President of NOW, 1983.