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Jackie Walker (activist)

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Jackie Walker (activist)

Jacqueline Walker (born 10 April 1954) is a British political activist and writer. She has been an anti-racism trainer and charity worker. She is the author of her family memoir, Pilgrim State, and co-author and performer of the one-woman show, The Lynching. She has held the roles of Vice-Chair of South Thanet Constituency Labour Party and Vice-Chair of Momentum. Early life Walker has described her family background in both her family memoir and show. According to Walker, her mother, Dorothy Brown, was descended partly from a Portuguese Jew who came to the West Indies during the days of Christopher Columbus and a female slave, who converted to Judaism on marriage.[1] Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1915, she won a scholarship to study medicine in the United States, where she married and had a daughter, giving up her studies. In 1949, she was committed temporarily to a mental institution by her husband, who was seeking to end the relationship. Her eldest daughter was put into care and was ultimately fostered ...more...

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Morénike Giwa-Onaiwu

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Morénike Giwa-Onaiwu

Morénike Giwa-Onaiwu is an American educator and autism and HIV advocate.[1][2] Alongside E. Ashkenazy and Lydia Brown, Onaiwu is an editor of All the Weight of Our Dreams, an anthology of art and writing entirely by autistic people of color published by the Autism Women's Network in June 2017.[3] Biography Personal life Giwa-Onaiwu was born in the United States to immigrant parents from Nigeria and Cape Verde, where the majority of her relatives still live. She states that her early symptoms of autism were possibly misinterpreted as characteristics of "a black person [...] trying to fit into the white environment," especially with more physical symptoms misinterpreted as the "stereotype of the violent or over emotional or sassy black person."[2] In an interview with Quartz, she stated: "Many characteristics that I possess that are clearly autistic were instead attributed to my race or gender. As a result, not only was I deprived of supports that would have been helpful, I was misunderstood and also, at tim ...more...

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Julia Salazar

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Julia Salazar

Julia Salazar (born December 30, 1990) is an American politician and activist. She is the New York State Senator for the 18th district, which covers much of north Brooklyn. She won the seat as a first-time candidate after unseating incumbent Senator Martin Malave Dilan in the Democratic Party primary in 2018.[1] She attracted national media attention for her support for sex workers rights and other views. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and will be the first member of the organization to serve in New York's state legislature.[2][3] Early life and education Salazar was born in Miami on December 30, 1990.[4][5][6] Her mother is an American citizen by birth, and her father was a naturalized citizen from Colombia; they divorced when she was young.[7][8] Salazar was raised in a conservative home and at 18, registered as a Republican.[9] In March 2010, she registered with the Independence Party of New York, mistakenly believing (according to a campaign spokesperson) that it meant she was ...more...

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Mary Lowe Dickinson

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Mary Lowe Dickinson

Mary Lowe Dickinson (née Mary Caroline Underwood, 1839–1914) was a 19th and early 20th-century American fiction writer, poet, editor, and educator who also became an advocate for women’s rights and anti-war activist.[1][2][3] Asked later in life about her decision to pursue the writing life, she observed, “Talent uses us…. If I had had a spark of it, I could not have waited for circumstances to force me to use it.”[4] Formative years Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on January 23, 1839, Mary Caroline Underwood (later known as Mary Lowe Dickinson) was a daughter of Ruth (Burgess) Underwood (1805–1869), a native of Warren, Rhode Island, and Timothy Underwood (1803–1863), a native of Swanzey, New Hampshire who had become the owner-operator of a livery and stage coach route based in Fitchburg.[5][6] She was raised in Fitchburg with her siblings: Harriet Alice (1825–1887), who later married Luke Wellington; Ann Elizabeth (1827–1844); Charlotte Hoar (1829–1891); Hannah Fidelia (1831–1882), who later wed Charles ...more...

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NedRa Bonds

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NedRa Bonds

NedRa Bonds (born 1948 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American quilter, educator and activist, born and raised in the Quindaro neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas. Bonds creates quilts and mixed media fiber dolls using fabric, beads, and symbolism to explore issues dealing with human rights, race, women, politics and the environment. She is most well-known for her Quindaro Quilt, a 4’x6’ quilt detailing the important history of the historic Quindaro neighborhood and its role as part of the National Underground Railroad System of Historic Trails.[1] As a community activist and educator, Bonds advocates for legislation, taught workshops locally and internationally, and attended the United Nations’ Earth Summit Conference on Environment and Development as a delegate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.[2] Bonds currently lives in Kansas City, Kansas, and is a practicing artist and retired teacher. Her recent projects include her Common Threads quilt,[3] commissioned by the Kansas City Chiefs for their Arrowhead Ar ...more...

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Amy Siskind

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Amy Siskind

Amy Siskind (born December 16, 1965) is an American activist and writer. She is the author of The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year (2018). Early life and education Siskind was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts to Jewish parents, Bernard Siskind and Selma Lipsky Siskind, and is the youngest of five siblings.[1][2][3] She attended Marblehead High School, graduating in 1984.[4] She received a BA in Economics from Cornell University in 1987[5] and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the NYU Stern School of Business in 1992.[6] Career As a Wall Street executive, Siskind was a pioneer in the distressed debt trading market. She became the first female Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella & Co. at the age of 31, and later ran trading departments at Morgan Stanley and Imperial Capital, where she was also a partner.[7][8] In August 2008, she co-founded The New Agenda in her living room with 30 Hillary Clinton supporters who alleged sexism and misogyny were at play during ...more...

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Cat Brooks

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Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks (born Sheilagh Polk) is an American activist, playwright, poet and theater artist. She is a mayoral candidate in Oakland's 2018 election, facing incumbent Libby Schaaf. Career Brooks received her bachelor's degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she studied theater.[2] After graduating, she began her acting studying at the National Royal Theater Studio in London, before moving to Los Angeles and working at Creative Artists Agency. In 2002, Brooks joined the nonprofit organization Community Coalition, where she focused on issues of education and racial justice.[1] After the shooting of Oscar Grant by a BART police officer, Brooks became active in organizing against police violence.[1] She co-founded the Anti Police-Terror Project and served as the executive director for the Bay Area National Lawyers Guild.[3] Brooks also became an organizer for the Black Lives Matter movement. In 2015, Brooks was arrested protesting Mayor Libby Schaaf's ban on nighttime marches in public roadways.[1][ ...more...

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Sarah Pugh

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Sarah Pugh

Sarah Pugh, from a 1910 publication. Sarah Pugh (6 October 1800 – 1 August 1884) was an American abolitionist, activist, and teacher.[1][2][3][4] Life Pugh was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1800 to Jesse and Catherine (Jackson) Pugh.[1][2][3][4] Her parents were Quakers, and her grandfather was an active abolitionist.[3][4] When her father died when she was three, her family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where Pugh's mother and aunt established a dressmaking business.[2] Pugh attended Westtown Boarding School for two years, starting at age 12.[3] In 1821, she began teaching at the Friends School of the 12th Street Meeting. She remained there until 1828, when the Quakers split into factions. Pugh resigned her position, ultimately adopting a Unitarian belief.[2][3] With her friend, Rachel Peirce, she started her own school in 1829.[2] Activism In 1855, Pugh became involved in the abolitionist movement after hearing a speech given by George Thompson.[2][3][4] After the New American Anti-Slavery Soc ...more...

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Agnes Regan

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Agnes Regan

Agnes Gertrude Regan (March 26, 1869 - September 30, 1943) was an American Roman Catholic social reformer. Regan was a native of San Francisco.[1] Her father, born James of Carmel O'Regan, was born in Valparaiso, Chile, to an Irish father and an English mother; he came to California in 1849, and mined gold prior to working for a decade as secretary to Joseph Alemany. Joseph was also associated during his career with the Hibernia Bank. Her mother, Mary Ann Morrison, belonged to a family of Irish immigrants.[2] Agnes graduated from the San Francisco Normal School in 1887. Until 1919 she worked as an elementary educator and administrator in the public school system. In 1920 she was elected to the post of executive secretary of the National Council of Catholic Women, moving to Washington, D.C. in the same year. In 1921 she assisted in the foundation of the Catholic Service School for Women; this would go on to become the National Catholic School for Social Service, and served as its assistant director from 1925 ...more...

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Sofie Karasek

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Sofie Karasek

Sofie Karasek (born June 25, 1993) is an American advocate for women's rights and the fight against sexual assault. In 2013, she helped launch a national movement to hold universities accountable for sweeping sexual harm under the rug under Title IX, and was a key driver behind California's "Yes Means Yes" law.[1][2] She co-founded the advocacy organization called End Rape on Campus (EROC) in 2013. Early life Karasek grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.[3] She also lived in Copenhagen, Denmark for several years during her childhood. University of California, Berkeley Karasek became a prominent advocate against campus sexual assault while she was a student at UC Berkeley.[4][5] After she was sexually assaulted in 2012 and her case was mishandled by the university, she connected with Annie Clark and Andrea Pino who were speaking out against similar cover-ups at UNC Chapel Hill.[6][7] She went on to file federal complaints against Berkeley under Title IX an ...more...

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Gloria Frankel

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Gloria Frankel

Gloria Frankel (1940–2007) opened the first LGBTQ club in South Bend, IN in 1971 called the Seahorse Cabaret.[1] Frankel was a grassroots activist for gay and lesbian rights in Michiana and a mentor to others who would eventually open other gay clubs in the area. Part of Frankel's activism included decriminalizing same sex dancing in South Bend.[2] Frankel was a leader of LGBTQ justice in South Bend, IN. Activism During the 1970s Frankel led the Michiana Lambda Society events which centered on LGBTQ Civil Rights and worked to grow the sense of community among LGBTQ people in South Bend.[1][3][2] In the 1980s Frankel allowed her club the Seahorse to host free HIV/AIDS testing, which she hoped would increase testing and education about HIV/AIDS within the LGBTQ community. Frankel oversaw the hosting of drag pageants at the Seahorse Cabaret. According to Ben Wineland, these events were typically expensive and socially challenging.[3] The success of the Seahorse provided a space for the pageants. Furthermore, t ...more...

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Dorinda Moreno

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Dorinda Moreno

Dorinda Moreno is an American Chicana activist, feminist and writer.[1] Early life and education Third oldest of eight brothers and sisters, Moreno aided her parents in raising her other siblings. Her parents worked as migrant farmers until she turned twelve.[2] Her father became a gardener in San Francisco, California.[3] During her adulthood Moreno became a single mother of three and chose to leave the work force and return to education.[4] She attended college at San Diego State University. Career At Napa College, Ohlone College and San Francisco State University she taught several different courses such as history, journalism, theater writing, philosophy, and Chicana Studies. At San Francisco State University Moreno founded the Raza Studies Department.[3] Moreno also directed and founded different cultural groups including Las Cucarachas-Mexcla Teatral and Concilio Mujueres. Concilio Mujueres targeted Chicana's in higher education.[5] The group advocated for Chicana people to participate in higher ed ...more...

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Maria Moreno (activist)

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Maria Moreno (activist)

Maria Moreno (October 22, 1920[1]-1988)[2] was an American farmworker and labor organizer. She was the first woman farmworker hired to be a union representative. Early life Moreno was born Maria Torres Martinez in Karnes City, Texas to migrant workers. She married Luis Moreno at 15. They and their three children joined the Dustbowl Migration to California in 1940.[3] Career Moreno's activism began in 1958, after a flood destroyed crops and stopped farm work. Farmworkers were denied food assistance and her family nearly starved.[4] In 1959 she was hired as an organizer for the AWOC.[5] In December 1961, funding for the AWOC was suspended by the AFL-CIO. Moreno was chosen to be a delegate of the AWOC at the AFL-CIO convention. Her impassioned speech convinced the organization to restore the funding.[6] This was an important moment in California Labor history, as the movement remained at least minimally active for later organizers Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta when they became more active. There would n ...more...

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Alessandra Biaggi

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Alessandra Biaggi

Alessandra Biaggi (born c. 1986) is an American politician in New York City. A member of the Democratic Party, she is Senator for the 34th District of the New York State Senate, which includes portions of Bronx and Westchester Counties. Early life and education Biaggi was born in Mount Vernon, New York. She is the granddaughter of late congressman Mario Biaggi.[1] Biaggi graduated from Pelham Memorial High School, New York University, and Fordham Law School, where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review. In 2014, she attended the Women's Campaign School at Yale University. Early career Biaggi interned in the offices of Congressman Joseph Crowley, the Kings County District Attorney, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and worked as Assistant General Counsel for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery.[2] She most recently served as counsel in Governor Cuomo's Counsels Office, and as a member of the Governor’s executive clemency team. During the 2016 presidential el ...more...

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Gail Vittori

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Gail Vittori

Gail Vittori (born October 7, 1954) is Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, a non-profit design firm established in 1975 dedicated to sustainable planning, design and demonstration [1][2] where she has worked since 1979. Work Since 1993, Vittori has coordinated the Center's Sustainable Design in Public Buildings Program, including serving as a sustainable design consultant for the Pentagon Renovation Program’s Commissioning Team from 1999 to 2006, numerous City of Austin design projects including Texas’s first public sector LEED certified building, the redevelopment of Austin's 709-acre (2.87 km2) former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport including piloting LEED for Neighborhood Development,[3] the new Austin Federal Courthouse, and the first LEED-Platinum certified hospital in the world, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Beginning in 2000, Vittori led several national initiatives focused on greening the health care sector and advancing environmental health conside ...more...

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Dovie Thurman

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Dovie Thurman

Little Dovie Thurman (1946 – April 7, 1997) was a community activist who dedicated her life to the social and political development of poor communities. She is most known for her involvement in Chicago welfare rights campaign of the 1960s. Thurman worked toward welfare rights and reform with a local organization on the north side of the city called J.O.I.N. (Jobs or Income Now), as well as Uptown Voices advocating for quality, affordable housing for low-income people in Uptown, Chicago and its surrounding communities. As President, Dovie worked to empower community members through participation in housing advocacy, development, rehabilitation and management. Personal life Dovie Thurman was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1946. She was known as Little Dovie by family and friends after her aunt Dovie Coleman, or Big Dovie. Dovie’s father passed when she was only 1 year old leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. In 1965, after years of living in an all black community in St. Louis, Missouri Thurman and her ...more...

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Sophia Julia Coleman Douglas

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Sophia Julia Coleman Douglas

Sophia Julia Coleman Douglas (1851–1902) was the founder and first president of the Federation of Women's Clubs for Oklahoma and Indian Territories. She served as principal of Oklahoma City High School before statehood. Biography Douglas née Coleman was born on September 22, 1851 in Cattaraugus County, New York. Her family moved to Michigan with her when she was eight years old, where she the state normal school. She attended Vassar College. In 1869 she married a judge, Selwyn Douglas (1841-1916), with whom she had one child, MacGregor Coleman (1873–1908).[1] In 1891 the Colemans moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There Mrs. Douglas was the principal of the city's first high school.[1] Coleman was a member of several women's clubs. She joined the Philomathea Club in 1891. The Philomathea Club worked to obtain funds for a Carnagie Library in Oklahoma City.[2] Colman wrote a letter to Andrew Carnegie in 1900 requesting a grant for the library, which he provided.[1] In 1896 she formed the Sans Souci study clu ...more...

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Frances F. Threadgill

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Frances F. Threadgill

Frances Falwell Threadgill (1867-1941) was the first president of the Oklahoma State Federation of Women's Clubs. Biography Threadgill née Falwell was born on September 22, 1867 in Memphis, Tennessee. She attended the Peabody Normal School in Nashville, graduating in 1881. She taught school in Memphis and then moved to Taylor, Texas, teaching there briefly until 1892. The same year she married Dr. John Threadgill, with whom she had two children.[1] The Threadgills moved Oklahoma. There she became involved with the Federation of Women's Clubs for Oklahoma and Indian Territories. In 1902 she led a campaign to place kindergartens in the public school system.[2] From 1904 to 1906, serving on the Federation's legislative committee, she campaigned to include legislation regarding regulation of child labor, compulsory education, and the establishment of juvenile courts and a reform school.[1][2] In 1908 the Federation of Women's Clubs for Oklahoma and Indian Territories and the Federation of Women's Clubs of Ind ...more...

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Kathleen Ridder

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Kathleen Ridder

Kathleen Culman Ridder (October 2, 1922 – April 3, 2017) was an American philanthropist, educator, writer, and equality for women activist. She graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth as a teacher, advocated for women's athletic programs at the University of Minnesota, and was a benefactor of Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey. She was active in Republican politics, supported the Equal Rights Amendment, and later turned to writing and philanthropy to help her causes. She was married to Robert Ridder, and is a namesake of the Ridder Arena. Early life Ridder was born Kathleen Marie Culman on October 2, 1922, in New York City.[1][2] Her father was a stockbroker who went broke during the Great Depression, and her mother worked in a dress shop to support the household.[3][4] Ridder was active in sports in her youth, attended the all-girls Brearley School, and later went to Smith College.[2] After college she married Robert Ridder, who was part of the family which founded Knight Ridder media compan ...more...

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Mary Grew

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Mary Grew

Mary Grew (September 1, 1813 – 1896) was an Anti-Slavery activist. She was a public speaker when abolitionism was unpopular. She attended and was prevented from speaking at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. After slavery was abolished she turned her attention to preaching and women's suffrage. Life Grew was born in Hartford in 1813.[1] Her father was Henry Grew who was an abolitionist religious writer of strong opinions. Her father married four times and Mary's mother was his third wife Kate Morrow who died in 1845.[2] In 1834 she moved to Boston, and later to Philadelphia. Grew was a radical abolitionist. When the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society was formed, she became a member.[1] In Philadelphia she joined the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society and served as its corresponding secretary. She wrote their annual reports until 1870.[1] It was a correspondence between Mary and Maria Weston Chapman concerning a women's anti-slavery committee that created the first Anti-Slavery Convention of A ...more...

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Kate Newell Doggett

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Kate Newell Doggett

Kate Newell Doggett (1828–1884) was an American botanist and suffragist. Biography Doggett née Newell was born in 1828.[1] In 1869 Doggett was placed charge of the herbarium at the Academy of Science. She was delegate of the National Woman Suffrage Association.[2] In 1873 Doggett established the women's club the Fortnightly of Chicago. It is the oldest women's association in Chicago.[3] In 1874 Doggett translated the French book The Grammar of Painting and Engraving into English.[1] Douglas died in 1884 [2] References "The grammar of painting and engraving". Smithsonian Libraries. 1874. Retrieved 14 October 2018. "Kate Newell Doggett, Reformer". Wisconsin Historical Society. 1 December 2003. Retrieved 13 October 2018. "MMS Collection Abstract: Fortnightly of Chicago (Organization) Records". The Newberry. Retrieved 14 October 2018. Further reading The Grammar of Painting and Engraving ...more...

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Miriam Freund-Rosenthal

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Miriam Freund-Rosenthal

Miriam Kottler Freund-Rosenthal (1906 – January 16, 1999) was an American Jewish civic leader, best known for her contributions as President of the Hadassah Women's Zionist Organization of America. Personal life Freund-Rosenthal was born in Brooklyn on January 1, 1906, and reared in Harlem and Perth Amboy, New Jersey.[1] The child of Harry Kottler and Rebecca Zindler, a member of the first Zionist women’s group on the East Side, the Daughters of Zion.[2] She earned her bachelor's degree from Hunter College in 1925, and went on to earn a master's degree and doctorate in American history from New York University in 1935, where she joined the sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi.[1][3] In 1927, she married Milton B. Freund, with whom she had two sons, Matthew and Harry, before his death of a heart attack in 1968. She remarried to Harry Rosenthal, an importer of men's sportswear, in 1974, and thereafter moved to his Saint Paul, Minnesota home.[1][4][5] In 1999, Freund-Rosenthal died in Miami Beach at the age of 92.[1] ...more...

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Alicia Sanchez

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Alicia Sanchez

Alicia Juarez Sanchez (1926-1985) was a Latina activist who founded the Clinica Campesina (which became Clinica Family Health) in Lafayette, CO. Alicia Sanchez Elementary School in Lafayette, CO is named for her. In 1977 she was named Boulder County Woman of the Year. Life and family Alicia Juarez Sanchez was born in 1926 and was a Lafayette resident and mother of seven children.[1][2] She had lupus as a child, which left marks on her face.[3] Alicia Sanchez's daughter, Eleanor Montour, received the Boulder County Multicultural award in 2013[4]. Clinica Campesina Family Health Services Clinica Campesina was founded in 1977 in the kitchen of Alicia Sanchez's a wooden house[1][5] in Lafayette, CO. The clinic began taking care of pregnant migrant women workers who worked in fields nearby[6] and then cared for miners and agricultural workers. Clinica used a bedroom in the house for two exam rooms, microscope was in the kitchen, and strep cultures grew using a chicken-egg incubator given by a local farmer.[7] ...more...

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Marisa Franco

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Marisa Franco

Marisa Franco is a Latino rights advocate and community organizer. Her activities have centered around Arizona, where she was born, as well as New York and California.[1] Franco is the co-founder and director of Mijente,[2][3][4] an online organizing tool for Latinx[5] and Chicanx[6] activists.[7][8] Franco led the #Not1MoreDeportation[9] campaign which was recognized in 2014 by the National Organizing Institute as Campaign of the Year.[10] Franco is the Campaign Director at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)[11][12][13] where she actively fought against SB1070 which allowed police to ask anyone in Arizona for their immigration paperwork at routine traffic stops.[14] She was selected as one of The Advocate's 40 under 40 in 2016.[15] She was an organizer with the People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) in San Francisco, California[16][17] and worked on the campaign to enact the New York Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights.[1] Publications Franco co-authored the books Towards Land, W ...more...

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Abbie Howard Hunt Stuart

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Abbie Howard Hunt Stuart

Abbie Howard Hunt Stuart (1840–1902) was suffragist and founder of the Woman's Club of Olympia. Biography Stuart née Hunt was born on October 28, 1840 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a college graduate. She married Robert Giffin Stuart (1825–1891) a Federal Land Commissioner in Olympia, Washington Territory.[1] Stuart was a co-founder and the first president of the Woman's Club of Olympia. Stewart was also president of the Women's Suffrage Association in Olympia.[2] Stuart died January 5, 1902 in San Francisco, California.[3] Legacy The Woman's Club of Olympia named their clubhouse in her honor. It known as the Abigail Stuart House.[1] References "Woman's Club of Olympia". Washington State Historical Society. Retrieved 31 October 2018. J.H. Vanderveer (July 1981). "Community Cultural Resource Survey: Olympia Public Library / Carnegie's". National Park Service. Retrieved October 30, 2018. The Pacific Reporter. West Publishing Company. 1904. pp. 970–971. External links Abbie Howard Hun ...more...

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Katie Koestner

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Katie Koestner

Katie Koestner in 2018. Katherine H. Koestner is an American activist against sexual assault. She came forward publicly after an alleged rape in 1990 that took place on William and Mary campus which involved her and her date. Koestner started speaking out about her experience in 1991 by lecturing at other college campuses to raise awareness. She also volunteered in rape crisis centers. She was featured in the media, including an HBO special, No Visible Bruises: The Katie Koestner Story (1993). Koestner's work and activism has helped the term "date rape" become part of the larger discussion around rape and sexual assault. Koestner founded several campus sexual assault prevention groups after graduating from the College of William & Mary in 1994. Koester is the current director of the Take Back the Night Foundation, president of Campus Outreach Services and serves as an adivisor for other organizations to help prevent rape and other forms of sexual violence . Early life and assault Koestner is from Harr ...more...

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Ann Lewis (artist)

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Ann Lewis (artist)

Ann Lewis in 2017 Ann Lewis is a multidisciplinary activist artist often working in public spaces. She focuses her attention on social justice and environmental issues and is best known for her politically charged[1] and sometimes uncommissioned takeovers of public space.[2] She is a 2018 artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute Residency for Equal Justice.[3] She lives and works between Detroit, MI and Brooklyn, NY. Work A multidisciplinary activist artist using painting, installation, and participatory performance, Lewis explores the American identity, power structures, and justice. Her work often incorporates repetition through graphic elements and a limited color palette. She is known for producing work that encourages dialogue and drives community participation. Lewis began her public art career as a street artist under the pseudonym GILF! and in early 2014 garnered national media attention when she installed an oversized police tape banner that read “GENTRIFICATION IN PROGRESS” at the former ...more...

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Judy Byron

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Judy Byron

Judy Byron is a multimedia artist and activist based in Washington, DC. Her work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.[1] Early life and education Byron was born in North Syracuse, New York[2] and grew up in a working-class Italian Irish family.[3][4] She received her Bachelor’s degree in speech and drama from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and studied printmaking at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, DC.[3] After receiving her B.A., Byron volunteered for Gene McCarthy and the California farm workers.[4] When she moved to Washington, DC, Judy Byron worked as a teacher at Cardozo High School.[4] She is married to photographer Rick Reinhard.[2][3] Art Byron has consciously moved away from traditional gallery spaces and displays her work in public spaces[2][4] and her home.[1] Byron’s work consists of mostly drawings and portraits and she engages in an interactive process with the pe ...more...

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Rosie Castro

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Rosie Castro

Maria del Rosario “Rosie” Castro (born 1947) is a Mexican-American civil rights activist and educator from San Antonio, Texas, who has been involved in several prominent groups, such as the Young Democrats of America, the Mexican American Youth Organization, the Committee for Barrio Betterment, and the Raza Unida Party.[1] She is the mother of Julian Castro and Joaquín Castro. Early life and education Born to Victoria Castro and Edward Perez, Rosie was raised by her mother and a guardian, Marcia Garcia, in San Antonio.[2] Growing up in the San Antonio barrio, Castro cited the beginning of her interest in social justice in witnessing the racial and economic boundaries that affected her family, especially her mother.[3] With a scholarship from her valedictorian title and other financial means, she successfully enrolled at Our Lady of the Lake University, intending to become a teacher, before earning a degree in Spanish in 1971. At OLLU, she joined with the Catholic Youth Association, but took issue with the ...more...

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Joanne Barker

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Joanne Barker

Joanne Barker (Lenape, citizen of the Delaware Tribe of Indians)[1] became a faculty member within the American Indian Studies Department at San Francisco State University, in 2003.[2] Much of her work focuses on indigenous feminism and the sovereignty and self determination of indigenous peoples. Her work takes a transnational approach, making connections between and across the borders of countries. Barker makes historical and scholarly connections between the oppression and resistance of marginalized communities. An example of this transnational approach can be seen by the work that Barker has done to show connections in the struggles of Palestinians in Israel and indigenous communities in the United States. Education and career Joanne Barker received her PhD in the History of Consciousness Department from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2000 where she specialized in indigenous jurisprudence, women's/gender studies, and cultural studies.[3] Barker is a professor of American Indian Studies at ...more...

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Elvira Cisneros

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Elvira Cisneros

Elvira Cisneros (née Munguia; July 11, 1924 – November 22, 2014) was an activist and community leader.[1] Born in Puebla, Mexico on July 11, 1924, her family immigrated to San Antonio in 1926. She married George Cisneros on November 25, 1945, and the couple had five children: Henry, Pauline, George Jr., Tim, and Cristina.[1] Her oldest son Henry, served 8 years (1981–1989) as the mayor of San Antonio and would also serve as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton administration.[2] Early life & education Elvira Munguia was born in Puebla, Mexico on July 11, 1924 to Romulo Munguia and Carolina (Malpica) Munguia. She was the fourth of seven children.[3] After immigrating from Mexico to San Antonio in 1926, Romulo secured a job with the Spanish language newspaper La Prensa. The family soon followed him to San Antonio. Romulo eventually opened Munguia Printers, “a family owned business that became a central place for political activism”. Her mother became one of the first female Mexic ...more...

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Carolina Malpica Munguía

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Carolina Malpica Munguía

Carolina Malpica Munguía (January 14 1891 – May 25 1977) was an educator and community activist in San Antonio, Texas. Munguía founded the "Círculo Social Femenino, México" (Women's Social Circle, Mexico) in order to help Mexican and Mexican-American women. She was the first Mexican woman to host a radio program.[1] Early life and career Carolina Malpica Munguía was born in Puebla, Mexico, on January 14, 1891. Her father, Patricio Malpica, was a widower who sent her to the Instituto Normal Metodista (Methodist Normal School) to be educated, despite her being Roman Catholic.[2] At the institute, Carolina trained as a teacher, and graduated in 1911. After graduating, Carolina worked in an elementary school in Mexico.[3] While working at the school, Malpica Munguía attended graduate classes in English, and soon became the principal at a Methodist School in Orizaba, Veracruz.[1] During the Mexican Revolution, the Methodist School Munguía was employed by was closed, leading to the foundation of Carolina Malpica ...more...

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Olga Ramos Peña

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Olga Ramos Peña

Olga Ramos Peña (born 1925) is a Mexican-American political organizer and activist from San Antonio, Texas. She was one of the first Mexican Americans to join the Democratic Women's Club and recruited other women from the Hispanic and African-American communities. She served as campaign manager for her husband Albert Peña, Jr. and helped him get elected as Bexar County Commissioner.[1] Early life and education Peña was born in San Antonio in 1925.[2] Her parents were originally from Mexico and had immigrated to the United States when they were young, becoming U.S. citizens in 1937. Peña's childhood home was in West San Antonio in a segregated neighborhood.[3] Her mother, Francis Navarro Diaz was a stay at home mom and cared for her and her 2 younger brothers, Guadalupe and Hugo. Her father, Guadalupe Gutierrez Ramos worked for a Mexican-owned soda manufacturer as a beverage delivery driver who delivered to various retailers in the San Antonio area. Peña, the oldest child, had two brothers, both veterans of ...more...

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Mamie Garvin Fields

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Mamie Garvin Fields

Mamie Garvin Fields (August 13, 1888 – July 30, 1987) was a teacher, civil rights and religious activist, and memoirist. In 1909, she became one of the first African-American teachers to be hired in a Charleston County, South Carolina, public school. She was also a co-founder of the Modern Priscilla Club of Charleston in 1927. Early life Mamie Elizabeth Garvin was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on August 13, 1888.[1] She was the daughter of George Washington Garvin and Rebecca Mary Logan Bellinger.[1] She attended school at Shaw, and then Claflin College. She received a licensure to teach and a diploma in science. She wanted to be a missionary but her parents wanted her to teach.[2] After college She began her teaching career in 1908 at Pine Wood, which was a predominantly black school at the time. On her return to Charleston in 1909, she became one of the first African-American teachers to be hired in a Charleston County public school.[1] She later became principal of the Miller High School in Johns ...more...

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Angela King (peace activist)

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Angela King (peace activist)

Angela King (born May 26, 1975) is an American peace activist, speaker, and researcher who co-founded the peace advocacy group Life After Hate.[1] King spent eight years in the neo-Nazi skinhead movement before she was arrested, convicted and sentenced to prison for her part in an armed robbery of a Jewish-owned store.[2] She is also a co-founder of ExitUSA, which provides support to individuals who are looking to leave racism and violence behind.[3] Early life King was born and raised in South Florida, the eldest of three children. She was raised in a strict conservative family, attended a private Baptist school and Catholic Church services each week.[4] When King was still young her parents divorced; she and her sister lived with their mother, while her brother moved in with her father.[4] Career King was arrested in 1998 for armed robbery and served three years in federal prison. There she fell in love with another inmate and the two began a romantic relationship. King has since come out a gay woman.[5 ...more...

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Beverly Long (activist)

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Beverly Long (activist)

Beverly Benson Long (March 3, 1920 - October 30, 2015) was an American activist from Athens, Georgia.[1] She was particularly invested in the fight to desegregate Georgia's public schools between 1958 and 1961. Later, she became an advocate for those with mental illnesses.[2] Early Life and Education Beverly Benson Long was the daughter of William Howard Benson and Charlotte Moor Benson of Athens, Georgia.[1] She had one younger brother, Howard Edsel "Ed" Benson.[3] Long's father founded Benson's Bakery in downtown Athens in 1918, two years before Long was born.[4] In 1941, Long earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia.[2] She then received a master's in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1942 and a master's in psychology from the University of Georgia in 1959.[2] Civil Rights Advocacy In 1954, the United States Supreme Court ruled on the case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas and declared that all public schools in the country must desegr ...more...

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Lauren Jauregui

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Lauren Jauregui

Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado (June 27, 1996) is an American singer and songwriter. She is a former member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Jauregui began experimenting with different sounds and exploring solo songwriting in collaborations with Marian Hill, Steve Aoki, and Halsey. She signed with Columbia Records and began working on her upcoming debut solo album in May 2018. She released her debut solo single "Expectations" and its music video on October 24, 2018. Her second single "More Than That" was released on January 11, 2019. Jauregui's debut album is expected to be released in 2019. Early life Jauregui was born in Miami, Florida, to Michael Jauregui and Clara Morgado, who are both from Cuba.[1] Her father is a plant manager, and her mother is a teacher, who moved to the United States when Fidel Castro came to power.[2][1] Jauregui has mostly Cuban ancestry and some Spanish.[1][3] She has two younger siblings. Jauregui attended a co-ed Catholic school from Pre-K through sixth grade.[4][5] She then ...more...

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Louisa Matilda Jacobs

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Louisa Matilda Jacobs

Louisa Matilda Jacobs (October 19, 1833 – April 5, 1917) was an African American abolitionist and civil rights activist and the daughter of famed fugitive slave and author, Harriet Ann Jacobs.[1] Along with her activism, she also worked as a teacher in Freedmen's Schools in the South, and as a matron at Howard University.[2] Early Life Louisa's mother, Harriet Ann Jacobs Jacobs was born in Edenton, North Carolina, on October 19, 1833, to Samuel Tredwell Sawyer (a congressman and newspaper editor) and Harriet Ann Jacobs (mistress of Sawyer), at a time when Harriet was a slave under the ownership Dr. James Norcom.[3] Louisa also had an older brother, Joseph Jacobs, born in 1829.[2] Harriet Jacobs had been sexually harassed by Norcom for many years, but she continually refused his advances and mistakenly hoped that her relationship with Sawyer would be a deterrent to Norcom.[4] As Harriet continued to refuse Norcom's advances, Norcom began to threaten her children in anticipation of coercing Harriet into a ...more...

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Thomasina Jordan

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Thomasina Jordan

Thomasina Elizabeth Jordan (Red Hawk Woman) (1929 – 1999) was a political activist, who focused on Native American issues and claimed to be Native American. She was born Eve Claire Schwartz in 1929 in Revere, Massachusetts.[1] Her parents were Samuel E. Schwartz and Harriette J. Libby (originally Lifschitz). Her father and her mother's parents were born in Russia and her mother was Jewish.[2][3] Jordan self-identified as a Maine Penobscot, a Maine Penobscot-Mashpee, and a Massachusetts Wampanoag.[4][5][6] Jordan claimed that she received bachelor's and master's degrees in fine arts at Bishop Lee College in Boston. She studied at Harvard University, received an educational doctorate from The Catholic University of America, and attended the American Academy of Fine Arts in New York City. She resided in Alexandria, Virginia, where she was a member of the Alexandria Democratic City Committee in 1977.[7] Jordan was appointed Chairperson of the Virginia Council on Indians by Governors George Allen and Jim Gilmor ...more...

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Caroline Katzenstein

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Caroline Katzenstein

Katzenstein c. 1915 Caroline Katzenstein (1888 – January 31, 1968) was an American suffragist, activist, advocate for equal rights, insurance agent, and author. She was active in the local Philadelphia suffragist movement through the Pennsylvania branch of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the Equal Franchise Society of Philadelphia. She played a role in the formation of the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage, which later became the National Women's Party. Katzenstein was also active in the movement for equal rights, serving on the Women's Joint Legislative Committee with Alice Paul, and championing the cause for the Equal Rights Amendment. She was the author of Lifting the Curtain: the State and National Woman Suffrage Campaigns in Pennsylvania as I Saw Them (1955). Early life and education Caroline Katzenstein was born in 1888 in Warrenton, North Carolina. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Emil Katzenstein. In 1907, following the death of her father, Caroline's family moved to Philadel ...more...

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Layle Lane

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Layle Lane

Layle Lane (November 27, 1893 – February 2, 1976) was an African American educator and civil rights activist.[1][2][3] Life Lane was born in Marietta, Georgia in 1893 to Reverend Calvin Lane and Alice Virginia Clark Lane.[1][3] She was their fourth child. Her father was a Congregationalist minister and her mother was a teacher.[1][3] Her family left Georgia after her father was threatened to be lynched.[2] The family resettled in Knoxville, Tennessee, and three years later in Vineland, New Jersey.[1][2][3] In Vineland, Lane attended Vineland High School, where she was the first black graduate of the school.[3] Lane never married.[3] In 1976, she died in Cuernavaca, Mexico.[4] Education Lane graduated from Howard University in 1916. After being unable to receive a job as a teacher in a New York public school, she returned to school earned a second undergraduate degree at Hunter College. She received her master's degree from Columbia University.[4][2][3] Career and activism Lane became a high school teach ...more...

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Pauline Sabin

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Pauline Sabin

Pauline SabinTime MagazineJuly 18, 1932 Pauline Morton Sabin (April 23, 1887 - December 28, 1955) was a prohibition repeal leader and Republican party official. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and she was a New Yorker who founded the Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR). Sabin was very active in politics and known for her social status and charismatic personality. Sabin's efforts were a significant factor in the repeal of Prohibition.[1] Early life Pauline Sabin was a wealthy, elegant, socially prominent, and politically well-connected New Yorker. She was born Pauline Joy Morton, the daughter of Paul Morton and Charlotte Goodridge. Sabin’s family was very active in business and politics. Her father Paul Morton was a railroad executive. Her uncle Joy Morton founded Morton Salt Company. Her grandfather Julius Sterling Morton had been a prominent Nebraska Democrat who served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland, and her father had served as Secretary of the Na ...more...

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Arlene Hirschfeld

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Arlene Hirschfeld

Arlene Hirschfeld (born 1944) is an American community activist. Since the 1980s, she has served on the board of trustees of numerous Denver and Colorado state organizations, working in advisory, leadership, and fundraising capacities.[1] The recipient of numerous awards, she was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 2006. Early life and education Arlene Friedman[2] was born in 1944 in Denver, Colorado.[3] She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Denver in 1966.[4] From 1966 to 1970, she taught English at the Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver, also serving as an American Field Service sponsor.[4][5] Community activism Hirschfeld became active in local and state organizations and nonprofits on an almost full-time basis[3] beginning in the 1980s. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Denver Art Museum,[6] the MDC Richmond American Homes Foundation, the Children's Diabetes Foundation of Denver, Breathe Better Foundation, the Mizel Museum, and the Colorado Governor’s R ...more...

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Sue Miller (cancer activist)

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Sue Miller (cancer activist)

Natalie Sue Miller (March 7, 1934 – May 29, 2017) was an American fashion model, breast cancer survivor, breast cancer activist, counselor, and author. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, she moved to Denver, Colorado at age 19 as a newlywed and started a career in fashion modeling. After being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34 and undergoing a mastectomy, she created a fashion show featuring models who had also had breast cancer. In 1981, she founded the Sue Miller Day of Caring, a non-profit organization for breast cancer education and awareness. In its first 35 years, the Day of Caring has been a resource for over 17,500 survivors of breast cancer, providing educational forums and support services at its annual event, held in nine U.S. cities. Miller earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at age 60 and 75, respectively, and wrote her autobiography, I'm Tougher Than I Look, in 2004. In 2002, Miller was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. Early life and marriage Miller was born Marc ...more...

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Katie Eder

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Katie Eder

Katie Eder is a 19-year-old activist and social entrepreneur who founded and has led three social impact ventures: 50 Miles More, Kids Tales, and The Future Coalition where she is currently the Executive Director.[1][2][3] Personal life Early life & education Katie Eder was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[4] Katie graduated from Shorewood High School in 2018 and will attend Stanford University in the fall of 2020.[5] She is the youngest of five children.[6] Activism Kids Tales When Katie was 13 years old, she founded a nonprofit organization, Kids Tales, to bring creative writing workshops, taught by teens, to kids who do not have access to writing experiences outside of school.[7][8] During a Kids Tales workshop, kids write a short story that is published in an anthology, a real book.[9][10] Fifteen hundred kids in nine countries have participated in Kids Tales workshops.[11][12] Kids Tales has engaged over 400 teen teachers and published 90 anthologies.[13][14] The International Literacy A ...more...

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Julia Barnett Rice

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Julia Barnett Rice

Julia Barnett Rice (May 2, 1860 – November 18, 1929) was an activist against unnecessary noise, and was the founder of The Society for the Suppression of Unnecessary Noise.[1] Her involvement and efforts helped pass the 1907 Bennett Act,[2] which regulated the unnecessary noise and whistling of tugboats. Her efforts improved the lives of students and hospital patients in New York City and influenced activists across the country. Important Dates Julia Barnett Rice was born May 2, 1860 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She passed away on November 18, 1929.[3] Family Julia was the wife of Isaac Rice, a successful businessman, whom she married on December 12, 1885. Julia was also the mother of six children- Dorothy, Isaac, Marion, Marjorie, and Julian.[3] Although she was born in New Orleans, her and her family ended up living in the Upper West Side of New York City, right along the riverside. Education Julia obtained and held a medical degree from the Women’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary, but never p ...more...

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Mary Almera Parsons

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Mary Almera Parsons

Mary Almera Parsons (2 May 1850 – 12 January 1944) was an American physician who successfully petitioned for the Medical Society of the District of Columbia to grant medical licenses to women. In 1870 Parsons entered medical school at Howard University in Washington, D.C.[1] In June 1874 she graduated from Howard University and applied for her licence to practice, along with fellow graduate Mary Spackman, both of whom were rejected because they were women.[2] Flodoardo Howard, the president of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, was pressured in to forming a committee to discuss the issue of awarding women licences to practice medicine. Samuel Claggett Busey was invited to be in the committee but declined, as he knew the majority of the members were opposed to women practicing medicine. Busey would go on to become the president of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia and he was a supporter of Mary Almera Parsons' application. J. Ford Thompson encouraged Parsons to appeal to the Federa ...more...

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Amanda Nguyen

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Amanda Nguyen

Amanda N. Nguyen[1] (born c. 1991)[4][5] is the founder and CEO of Rise, a non-governmental civil rights organization.[4] She was the power behind the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, one of 23 bills to pass unanimously through US congress. Education and career Nguyen earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science at Harvard University, graduating in 2013.[1][2] She interned at NASA in 2013,[6][7][8] and has also worked at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.[9] She worked as the Deputy White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of State.[4][2] She left her job at the State Department in 2016 to work full-time at Rise.[10] Encouraged by her mentors during her time at NASA, she is in training to become an astronaut.[11][2][9][12][13] Activism Rise In 2013, Nguyen was raped while she was in college in Massachusetts.[4][6][14] Nguyen chose not to press charges immediately since she did not feel she had the necessary time and resources to participate in a trial that could potentially last for years. ...more...

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Teresa Shook

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Teresa Shook

Teresa Shook is a retired lawyer in Hawaii and the founder of the Women's March. The Women's March idea arose soon after the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States in 2016. Teresa Shook, created a Facebook event for a march in Washington, D. C., following the inauguration. Meanwhile, Bob Bland, a mother living in New York City, also created an event. Within a single day hundreds of thousands of individuals were "attending" the March's Facebook event. This surge in interest was a catalyst for creating the organization that led to the 2017 Women's March. In November 2018, Shook criticized the leadership of the Women’s March national organization as being “anti-Semitic and anti-gay rights,” specifically mentioning Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, Tamika Mallory, and Bob Bland. Shook called for the Women’s March leadership to step down.[1] She recently dissociated from the 2019 Women's March.[2] References Ben Feuerherd. “Women’s March founder calls on current leadership to step down ...more...

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Giovanna Negretti

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Giovanna Negretti

Giovanna Negretti is an American activist.[1] Negretti is the co-founder and executive director of ¿Oiste?, a Latino political organization that works to increase the participation of Latinos in politics and public policy making in the United States. Giovanna received the 2008 New Frontier Award by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Institute of Politics at Harvard, which honors young Americans who are changing their communities – and the country – through their commitment to public service. She was awarded for her contribution to advocacy and grassroots activism in the Latino community. She was also selected by the Hunt Alternatives Fund for its Prime Movers program, a fellowship for new leaders. In 2010, Giovanna received an Eisenhower Fellowship. Early life Born in Puerto Rico, Negretti learned early on the use of a thick skin combined with compassion and persistence. From 1941 through 2001, her family's native island of Vieques was under US military control, its lands expropriated from the ...more...

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