Veteran Feminists of America. Records of the Veteran Feminists of America, 1993-2007:
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Title: Records of the Veteran Feminists of America, 1993-2007
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Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Records of the Veteran Feminists of America, an organization devoted to celebrating
and documenting the achievements of the modern American feminist movement.
Accession number: 2007-M132
This collection of DVDs of reunions, conferences, and awards ceremonies were transferred
from original videotapes onto DVDs with funding from the Schlesinger Library and acquired
by the Library in July 2007. Also included are photographs, programs, etc.
Container list: July 2007
By: Veteran Feminists of America staff
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Veteran Feminists of America Records, 1993-2007; item description, dates. 2007-M132,
box #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Veteran Feminists of America was founded in 1992 to celebrate and document the achievements
of the modern American feminist movement.
Collection consists of 64 DVDs of reunions, conferences, and award ceremonies sponsored
by the Veteran Feminists of America; also included are photographs, programs, etc.
Leaders and activists, in their own words, reminisce about their experiences personally,
in the company of sister/fellow feminists. Veteran Feminists of America made this
historic treasure possible by presenting more than 25 major feminist events throughout
the United States and videotaping them for posterity.
The Veteran Feminists of America's web site is being captured periodically as part
of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection service (WAX); searchable archived
versions of the web site will be available through this finding aid in 2010.
- #1. Salute to Catherine East, May 1993.
Scope and Contents: Honoring the woman whom Betty Friedan called "The Midwife of the Feminist Movement"
and others called "our mole in Washington." The old soldiers mess hall at the Seventh
Regiment Armory on Park Avenue in New York City was filled to capacity with women
and men who traveled from London, Mexico and all parts of the USA to honor the quiet,
gentle woman who secretly shared information and advice about the plight of women
in America, based on her ears of continuing government experience. East is the person
most responsible for prodding Betty Friedan to organize NOW and the one most active
in ensuring Friedan's election as NOW's first president. Speakers included attorney
Richard Graham, former EEOC commissioner and NOW founding vice president who collaborated
with East and other pioneers to win government implementation of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964; government attorney Mary Eastwood, major co-founder of NOW and member
of its Legal Committee and author with Pauli Murray of "Jane Crow and the Law"; feminist
author-activists Gloria Steinem and Kate Millett; Sylvia Roberts of Baton Rouge, the
lawyer who won NOW's trailblazing case against Southern Bell and who served as early
president of NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund; former EEOC lawyer Sonia Pressman
Fuentes, who worked anonymously with NOW's Legal Committee; Mary Jean Tully, influential
president of NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund; legendary African American lawyer-activist
Flo Kennedy; early New York NOW presidents Jean Faust, Ti-Grace Atkinson and Ivy Bottini;
African American leader Evelyn Cunningham, head of the New York State Women's Bureau
under Governor Nelson Rockefeller; Catherine East herself reminisced at length about
her history-making role.
- #2. Salute to Pioneer Feminists, May 1994.
Scope and Contents: At the Sewall Belmont House in Washington, DC, home of the National Women's Party
, Veteran Feminists of America honored a special group of legendary feminist activists:
Congresswoman Martha Griffiths of Michigan, who helped win inclusion of sex discrimination
in Title VII and who attacked EEOC executives brilliantly for failing to enforce its
provisions on sex discrimination; Dorothy Haener of Detroit, NOW founder and United
Auto Workers executive who organized most of NOW's mailings, membership services and
printings in its first year; attorney Phineas Indritz, advisor and speechwriter for
Martha Griffiths, active member of NOW's Legal Committee, winner of major lawsuits
including overthrow of Pennsylvania's Muncy Act which mandated longer sentences for
women prisoners than for men; NOW founder Betty Friedan; Virginia Allen, director
of the Women's Bureau under President Nixon; Gene Boyer of Wisconsin, NOW founder
and Treasurer, later president of NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund; Toni Carabillo,
former Communications VP of NOW, co-founder of The Feminist Majority, and author
of The Feminist Chronicles; Evelyn Cunningham, former head of the New York State Women's
Bureau; Hermine Tobolosky, Dallas lawyer "the mother of Texas's Equal Rights Law";
Dr. Ida Davidoff, founder of a trailblazing Connecticut feminist group. Honored but
not present were Marjory Douglas, early feminist who saved the Florida Everglades,
and Nan Wood, former NOW national secretary. (Accepted by Mary Jean Collins, Chicago
activist who ran NOW's national headquarters in the early 1970s.) Senators Daniel
Patrick Moynihan and Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Charles Rangel spoke and presented
medals to their honoree friends.
- #3. Salute to Bella Abzug, December 2, 1994.
Scope and Contents: Speakers honoring Bella Abzug in New York City at the Seventh Regiment Armory included
Shirley MacLaine, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Susan Brownmiller, Gloria Steinem, Flo Kennedy,
Phyllis Chesler, Kate Millett, Geraldine Ferraro, Renee Taylor, Jacqui Ceballos and
others. Bella Abzug moved all to tears when she spoke of missing her husband Martin,
who had died a few months before. She ended by calling on women to demand complete
equality in politics and all other aspects of society. The event closed with Jacqui
Ceballos leading the distinguished group in The Battle Hymn of Freedom, to the tune
of The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Our eyes have seen the future and rejoice at what's
to be; every woman in position to achieve equality...etc
- #4. Salute to Family Justice Lawyers, Judges, and Activists, June 1995.
Scope and Contents: Event in Irvington, New York, co-sponsored by Coalition for Family Justice, honoring
pioneers for fairness in Marriage and Divorce. Present were Congressmen Mark Green
and Jerry Nadler; author Barbara Seaman; activists Muriel Fox, Betty Berry, Elizabeth
Spalding, Gloria Jacobs, Rosalyn Kozak, and Monica Getz, founder of the Coalition
for Family Justice.
- #5, 6, 7. Two-Day Celebration of NOW 30th Anniversary, November 21-22, 1996.
Scope and Contents: November 21Symposium and Awards Dinner at Barnard College in New York City.Introduction
by Barnard president Judith Shapiro. Speakers were key NOW founders Betty Friedan,
Muriel Fox, Mary Eastwood, Dorothy Haener. Fox moderated the symposium. November
22 Dinner at Seventh Regiment Armory continued awards presentations and reminiscences.
NOW Founders who spoke and/or were honored during the two-day event included former
EEOC Commissioner and NOW president Aileen Hernandez, Richard Graham, Gene Boyer,
Sonia P Fuentes, Inez Casiano, Kate Millett, Jacqui Ceballos, Dorothy Austin, Joan
Hull, JoAnn Evansgardner, Jerry Gardner, Dr Carl Degler, Dr Alice Rossi, former NOW
president Karen DeCrow, TV news pioneer Marlene Sanders, Judith Lonnquist, Lucy Komisar,
Patricia Trainor, Charlene Suneson, Cindy Cisler, Florence Dickler, Florida state
legislator Elaine Gordon, Jo Freeman, Arlie Scott, Dolores Alexander (NOW's first
executive director), Elizabeth Farians (founder of NOW's Religion Task Force), Judy
Pickering, Jim Robson, Cindy Judd Hill, Betty Berry, Mordica Jane Pollock, Sheila
Tobias, Grace Jackson, Jean Witter, Nola Claire, Jennifer McLeod, Judith Meuli, Barbara
Love, Sydney Abbott, Linda Lamel, Patricia Hill Burnett, Nikki Beare, Dr Shepard Aronson
- 8, 9. 30th Anniversary of Women's Liberation, December 1997.
Scope and Contents: At Seventh Regiment Armory, New York City. Speakers included radical feminist leaders
Rosalyn Baxandall, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Alix Kates Shulman Heather
Booth, Jo Freeman, Charlotte Bunch, Sara Evans, Kate Millett, Marilyn Webb, Diana
Alstad, Leah Margolis, Jesse Limisch (husband of Naomi Weisstein), Meredith Tax, and
editors of Ms Magazine.
- #10, 11. Honors Dinner, APRIL 25, 1998.
Scope and Contents: At Seventh Regiment Armory, New York City. Honored speakers included historian-author
Gerda Lerner; labor leader Mildred Jeffrey, former president of the National Women's
Political Caucus; Elizabeth Chittick, former president of the National Woman's Party;
Virginia Whitehill, Dallas activist; Allie Latimer, founder of Federally Employed
Women FEW; Flora Crater, ERA organizer; Paula Kassell, founder and editor of New Directions
for Women; Midge Kovacs, NOW Image Committee chair and implementer of NOW LDEF's first
media campaign; Lawrence Lader, NARAL founder/president; Betty Harrigan, author-lecturer;
activist on Image Committee of NOW NYC, initiator of first lawsuit re sex discrimination
in ad agencies; Claire Fulcher, leader in AAUW, WEAL, United Nations; Claire Friedland,
publisher and NOW activist; Daisy Fields; Florence Perman
- #12, 13. Salute to Kate Millett, November 7, 1998.
Scope and Contents: At Seventh Regiment Armory, New York City. Gloria Steinem served as m.c. Artist Patricia
Hill Burnett of Detroit unveiled her portrait of Kate Millett and presented it to
her. Other speakers included Betty Friedan (expressing regret for her previous behavior
to Millett); Charlotte Bunch; Anselma dell'Olio; Jo Freeman; Susan Brownmiller; Kate's
sister Peg Millett; women from the Art Colony; Sheila Tobias; veteran activists Winnie
Wackwitz of Dallas and Virginia Watkins of Minneapolis.
- #14, 15. Salute To ERA Activists and Other Major Leaders, May 1999
Scope and Contents: Held at Sewall-Belmont House, Washington DC. Sheila Tobias was m.c. Honorees/speakers:
Elizabeth Boyer, founder of WEAL; Title IX leader Bernice Sandler; Donna Allen (founder
of Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press); Louise Raggio ("mother" of Texas'
pioneering divorce reform law); Mary Dent Crisp; Minnette Doderer; Arvonne Fraser;
Vera Glaser; Allie Hixson; Dusty Roads; Marian Norby; Ruth Shinn; Carmen Delgado Votow;
June Chewning; Dorothy Haegele; Mariwyn Heath. Guests and speakers included Betty
Friedan and Patricia Ireland, president of NOW.
- #16, 17. Salute To Betty Friedan, November 12,1999.
Scope and Contents: At National Arts Club, New York City Panel Discussion: "Betty Friedan's Impact on
the 21st Century": Moderator was NOW co-founder Muriel Fox. Panelists were Catherine
Stimpson, early NOW activist, Dean of Arts and Humanities at New York University;
Emma Coleman Jordan, feminist scholar and Anita Hill's lawyer and Dr. Cynthia Fuchs
Epstein, sociologist and early NOW activist. Dinner Honoring Betty Friedan, led by
m.c. Sheila Tobias, Muriel Fox and Jacqui Ceballos: Women and men who came up to the
microphone to pay tribute to Friedan included: Jacqui Ceballos, Myrna Lamb, Kate Millett,
Sheila Tobias, Constance Comer, Muriel Fox, Mary Eastwood, Gene Boyer, Shepard Aronson,
Letty Pogrebin, Ronnie Feit, Judith Meuli, Lawrence Lader, Ann Jawin, Karen Decrow,
Patricia Burnett, Aleta Styers, Barbara Love, Noreen Connell, Jan Peterson, Vicki
Moss, Kathie Sarachild, Eleanor Pam, Betty Schlein, Carole deSaram, Suzanne Benton,
Diane Gartner, Peggy Kerry, Florence Dickler, Betty Newcomb, Dell Williams, Linda
Lamel, Charlotte Schwab, Evelyn Cunningham, Trudy Mason, Sarah Kovner, Redstockings
presented Friedan with bouquet of Red Carnations. Important Message from Susan Beresford
was read. Friedan spoke, then formally passed the torch to the president of NYC NOW
and to the granddaughters of Ceballos and Lamb.
- #18, 19. 30th Anniversary of August 26, 1970 Strike For Equality, October 18, 2000.
Scope and Contents: Seventh Regiment Armory, New York City. Honoring feminists who created the historic
March and Strike, and leaders who entered the movement that day . M.C.s: Susan Brownmiller,
Carole DeSaram, Jacqui Ceballos, Kate Millett, Karen DeCrow. Stories about the August
26 nationwide event were related by feminists from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut,
Kentucky, Texas and other states.
- #20, 21. Salute to Feminist Educators and Women's Studies Founders, June 9, 2001, at Barnard
College, New York City.
Scope and Contents: Sheila Tobias introduced honoree/speakers Bernice Sandler, Lenore Weitzmann, Jo Freeman,
Mariam Chamberlain, Nancy Hoffman, Carol Jacobs, Barbara Gerber, Jane Gould, Beverly
Guy- Sheftal, Lois Herr, Florence Howe, Louise Knight, Jeanne Gerlach, Katherine Ellis,
Lois Rader Elias, Renate Bridenthal, Kira Brunner, Pauline Bart, Billie Luisa-Potts,
Nancy Engbretsen-Lend, Barbara Rubin, Barbara Winslow, Elizabeth Young-Burke, Barbara
Tillman, Amy Swerdlow, Ferris Olin, Kate Swift, Barbara Newell, Joyce Nower (founder
of Women's Studies in California), Carol Council of San Diego and others – all founders
and activists in women's studies programs at colleges and universities throughout
- #22. Honoring Florida Feminists, April 6, 2002 At Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
Scope and Contents: With South Palm Beach Chapter of NOW and Florida Atlantic University, Veteran Feminists
of America held all day round table discussions with students and veteran feminists
on the theme, "Women Speak Out." Judith Kaplan co-chaired for Veteran Feminists of
America, with SPBCNOW president Sheila Jaffe and Mary Cameron, director of the Women's
Studies Center at Florida Atlantic University. Among honorees: Roxcy Bolton (who persuaded
the U.S. Weather Bureau to stop naming hurricanes after women), Nikki Beare, Florida
legislator Elaine Gordon, Ruth Householder, Dr Dorothy Leland Stetson. Salute to Feminist
Writers April 26, 2002 At Barnard College , NYC. Co-chairs of day-evening event: Muriel
Fox and Sheila Tobias. Panel Discussions with Marilyn French, Mary Gordon, Erica
Jong, Judith Rossner, Alix Kates Shulman, Catherine Stimpson (moderator); Barbara
Seaman,, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Marlene Sanders
(moderator). Audience members participated in the discussion, including younger writer
Jennifer Baumgartner (co-author of "Manifesta," who complained that today's young
women are being unjustly criticized by older feminists). Awards Dinner honoring writers
whose writings were important for the feminist movement, including Vivian Gornick,
Mary Kay Blakely, Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Carolyn Heilbrun, Shere Hite, Anselma dell'Olio,
Ruth Herschberger, Betty Rollin, and Wendy Sanford and Paula Duress-Worters , co-authors
of Our Bodies Ourselves. All spoke briefly. At Lunchtime Rap Session many of the above writers, and other
feminist writers of fiction and non-fiction spoke about their experiences.
- #26, 27, 28, 29. Honoring Those Who Made Title IX Happen, November, 2002.
Scope and Contents: Held in Baltimore. Organizer and Chair - Betty Newcomb Honoree/Speakers included Bernice
Sandler; Holly Knox (founder and head of PEER, the Project for Equal Education Rights,
and organizer of the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education); Mary Jean
Tully early president of NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund and co-creator of PEER,
who obtained the organization's funding); Lois Herr. The program was dedicated to
the memory of the late Patsy Mink, Ann London Scott and Pauli Murray, who were entered
into Veteran Feminists of America's new Hall of Fame. Salute to Feminists in the Arts
November 6, 2003 National Arts Club, New York City A tribute to the feminists who
opened up the art world to women.
- #30, 31. Panel Discussion led by Gloria Orenstein, with Suzanne Benton Judith Brodsky, Betsy
Damon, Arlene Raven, Faith Ringgold, Susan Schwalb and Miriam Schapiro.
- #32, 33. Honors Dinner - Chaired by Sheila Tobias.
Scope and Contents: Honorees included all the above and Judith Anderson, Helene Aylon, Cristina Biaggi,
Dara Birnbaum, June Diane Burko, Miriam Brumer, Bety Saar, Martha Edelheit, Jean Edelstein,
Joanna Fruch, Alice Faxon, Eunice Golden, Silvianna Goldsmith, Nancy Grossman, Harmony
Hammond, Paula Harper, Anne Healy, Donna Henes , Joyce Kozloff, Marjorie Kramer, Diana
Kurz, Betty LaDuke, Sheila Lamb, Cassandra Langer, Karen LeCocq, Muriel Magenta, Cynthia
Mailman, Juanite McNeely, Melissa Meyer, Kate Millett, Sabra Moore, Ferris Olin, Mary
Orovan, Pat Passlof, Howardena Pindell, Arlene Raven, Sylvia Sleigh, Athena Tacha,
Selina Trieff, Alida Walsh, Ruth Weisberg and Barbara Zucker. One work of art by each
artist was displayed in a special Feminist Art Exhibit.
- #34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42. A Conference Celebrating 40 Years of Title VII, May 1, 2004.
Scope and Contents: Held in Newton, MA Bonnie Howard and Priscilla Leith, Co-Chairs. (See attached Program)
"The Law and the EEOC" .... "Early Cases" .... "Extending Workplace Benefits & Protections"
.... "Women in Non-Traditional Jobs" .... "Backlash and Response: Combatting the Threats"
.... Wal-Mart and Current Cases" .... "Alternatives to Title VII - Start Your Own
Business" .... Employment & Economic Challenges Ahead" .... Awards Dinner Speakers
included Aileen Hernandez, Eleanor Clift, EEOC Chair (1969-73), William H. Brown III,
Lorena Weeks (plaintiff in Weeks v Southern Bell), Nathalie Norris (plaintiff in Norris
v State of AZ), Phyllis Segal, Kathryn Rodgers, Martha Davis, Lois Herr, Muriel Fox,
Sheila Tobias, Jacqui Ceballos, Betsy Dunn, Anne Ladky (founding director of Women
Employed), Kathleen Casavant, others
- #43, 44, 45, 46, 47. Conference and Dinner Honoring Midwest Feminists, August 27-28, 2004.
Scope and Contents: At Center for Research on Women and Gender of University of Illinois at Chicago. "Unfinished
Business of the Women's Movement." Dr Judith Kagan Gardiner and Joanne Kantrowitz,
Co-Chairs. Topics included "How the MidWest was Won - the Untold History of the Women's
Movement in the Heartland" .... "Women's Health" .... "How Politics Change Women's
Lives" .... "The Work/Family Conflict and Feminist Solutions" .... "Women of Color
and the Women's Movement" .... "Dangers and Opportunities" ... "Work and Employment
Issues" .... "Getting Out the Vote" .... "Countering the Right" .... "Reproductive
Rights" .... "Women, Religion and Politics" .... "Where Do We Go From Here - Moving
Toward a Brighter Future" Speakers included, among others, Mary Lynn Myers, Sara Evans,
Rev. Addie Wyatt, Laurel Prussing, Virginia Martinez, Courtney Bell, Judy Long, Sheila
Tobias, Ann Crittenden, Maureen Ryan, Alice Palmer, Ruth Mojica-Hammer, Heather Booth,
Mary JeanCollins, Veronica Arreola, Anne Ladky, Judith Lonnquist, Margaret Schmid,
Alice Tregay, Kimberly Roberts, Pauline Chow, Tracy Smith, Susan Ross, Ann Feldman,
Virginia Watkins, Muriel Fox, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.
- #48, 49. Feminism and Its Values, an Inter-generational Dialogue, April 16, 2005.
Scope and Contents: Held in Cromwell, CT. Helen Z.Pearl and Sheila Tobias, Co-Chairs "Reproductive Rights
and Politics" .... "Feminism & Work: Paid, Unpaid & Underpaid" .... "Women's Roles
& Images: Sports, Popular Culture, the Arts"...Awards Dinner Speakers included Jennine
Gorman, Catherine Roraback, Suzanne Benton, Barbara G. Lifton, Kay V. Bergin, Ruthe
Boyea, Susan Yolen, Lucy Goddard, Eesha Pandit, Joyce Jacobsen, Lucille Dickess, Leslie
Gabel-Brett, Mary McDaniel, Liza Featherstone, Robin Sheppard, Jackie Arsenuk, Yolande
Spears, Tricia Lin, Amy Kesselman, Donna Brunstad, Alice Chapman, K.D. Codish, Connie
Comfort, Rev. Dr Davida Foy Crabtree, Barbara W. DeBaptiste, Terry Ferguson, Rev.
Elizabeth Frazier, Beth Gibbs, Fredrica Gray, Rhea Hirshman, Betty Hudson, Nancy Lister,
Ruth Mantak, Mary McDaniel, Susan Meredith, Ann Hill, Jeanne Mistein, Minerva Neiditz,
Joann Onacki, Christine Pattee, Ellen Ash Peters, Judy Pickering, Susan Pogue, Diane
Polan, Gail Shea, Virginia Stuermer M.D., Kate Swift, Suzanne S. Taylor, Elga Wasserman,
Alice Williams, Susan Wolfson.
- #50. Honoring Helen Reddy, May 1, 2006.
Scope and Contents: Feminist Majority Building, Los Angeles Co-Chairs Muriel Fox, Sheila Tobias Climaxed
with speech by Helen Reddy, who then joined Jessie Williams and the audience in singing
her "I Am Woman." Speakers included movie comedian Kathy Najimy (and her 9-year-old
daughter Samia Finnerty, who sang "I Am Woman" a capella), film star Michael Learned
(who read "How To Be a Good Wife" from pre-NOW days) Helen Reddy's son Jordan Sommers;
NOW president Kim Gandy. Sheila Tobias led a panel on Feminism and Music with Jennifer
Abod and Alan O'Day.
- #51, 52, 53, 54. Awards Dinner in Los Angeles for Feminists, Evening of May 1, 2006.
Scope and Contents: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles. Honorees: Judith Meuli, Jennifer Abod, Rosalie Abrams,
Margie Adam, Marlene Crosby, Ivy Bottini, David Dinsmore, Brenda Feigen, Joanne Parent,
Dorothy Jonas, Dr Betty Brooks, Ron Hall, Margaret Houghton, Lyla Karp, Darby Mangen,
Susan Nehrer, Zoe Nicholson, Gloria Orenstein, Jeanne Peters, Kame Roberts, Dr Kimberly
Salter, Lauirie Schur, Marsie Scharlott, Charlene Suneson, Ellen Snortland, Jean Stapleton,
Dr Nancy Toder, Dr Laurie Moss, Anita Weiss, Martha Wheelock, Jesse Williams, others.
- #55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61. Debut Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, November 13, 2006.
Scope and Contents: Columbia University Faculty House and Barnard College, New York City. Chaired by Muriel
Fox. Luncheon Rap Session led by Sheila Tobias. Dozens of feminists honored in the
book discussed their experiences. Symposium on "Past Victories & Mistakes, Future
Challenges," chaired by Muriel Fox, included David Brock (author of Blinded by the
Right), Gloria Steinem, Catharine Stimpson, Heather Booth, Gracia Molina-Pick and
Marcia Ann Gillespie (former editor Ms Magazine) Reception featured performance by
feminist singer-songwriter Margie Adam and talks by Barnard President Judith S Shapiro,
photographer Bettye Lane, and Janet Jakobsen, director of the Barnard College Center
for Research on Women. Book celebration dinner featured Barbara J. Love, editor of
Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, and further reminiscences by feminists honored in the book.
- #62. Salute to Arizona Feminists, Tucson, May 5, 2007.
Scope and Contents: Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975: The Book, The Editor, The Pioneers Luncheon
at the historic Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission Headquarters co-hosted by the
Commission and Sheila Tobias, Tucson author and Veteran Feminists of America executive
vice president Speakers included Susan Koppelman, a leader of Boston's controversial
"Cell 16" author of 1839-1994 Between Mothers and Daughters: Stories Across a Generation,
United States Women's Short Stories About Battering and Resistance and other feminist
books; and Jacqui Ceballos, president of Veteran Feminists of America; and other
early feminists from the Tucson area. Barbara Love, editor of Feminists Who Changed
America 1963-1975, was special guest of honor. Reception at Antigone Book Store, Tucson,
that evening Tobias, Love, Ceballos and Koppelman were joined by speakers AnnetteKolodny,
Marilyn Heins, Nancy Mairs, June Webb-Vignery, Joanna Russ, Timothy Wernette and Mac
Hudson, a direct descendant of Mathilde Gage.
- #63, 64. Salute to Arizona Feminists, Phoenix, May 6, 2007.
Scope and Contents: Luncheon at Persian Gardens restaurant Veteran Feminists of America celebrates Feminists
Who Changed America 1963-1975. Pioneers sharing reminiscences included artist Muriel
Magenta, attorney Bette Adelman, authors Himilce Novas and Susan Koppelman, Women's
Studies pioneer Janet Elsea, attorney Dr Dina Evan, and feminist leaders Nola Claire,
Karen Keesling, Dr Mildred Bullpitt, Jane Merritt, Ariel, and Margot Champagne. Michele
Ceballos introduced her mother Jacqui Ceballos. Sheila Tobias introduced Barbara
Love, editor of Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975. Several young women expressed
their appreciation to the pioneer feminists and credited their achievements to them.
Events for Which Still Photographs and Mementos are Included, With No Video Salute
to Florynce Kennedy, December 1993, with speeches by Gloria Steinem, Judge Emily Goodman
and others Salute to Gloria Steinem. December 1995 in Park Avenue Armory, New York
City. Talks by Marlo Thomas, Flo Kennedy, Kate Millett, Phyllis Chesler, Barbara
Seaman "Honoring National Treasures" April 28, 2000. Video for this event was damaged.
Included here are still photos, invitation and printed program. Sewall-Belmont House
in Washington, DC Honorees/Speakers: Hon. Patricia Schroeder, Cathryn Adamsky, Kathryn
Avery, Mary Condon Gereau, Jean Ledwith King, Maura McNiel, Karline Tierney, Kappie
Spencer Also Present: Betty Friedan, Eleanor Smeal, Patricia Ireland. Honoring Louisiana
Pioneer Feminists March 2001 at Newcomb College in New Orleans. Photographs and transcripts.
Honorees included Sylvia Roberts, NOW president Kim Gandy, Roberta Madden and Karline
Tierney (head of Louisiana ERA)
National Organization for Women