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Women’s March on Washington officially has a permit !

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JANUARY 21, 2017

VFA has just signed on to be a partner in the Women’s March on Washington, January 21st.

The Women’s March on Washington aims to send a message to all levels of government that we stand together in solidarity and we expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities.




The Women's March on Washington announced today that the location
of our rally has been approved by an inter-agency task force.

People from across the nation will gather at the intersection of Independence Ave and Third St SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00am on January 21, 2017.

CONTACT Women's March link
https://www.womensmarch.com/
 

SAVE THE DATE!

CHANGING THE WORLD

 HEATHER BOOTH

PREMIERE

JANUARY 10, 2017
at 7:30PM

JCC Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St,
New York, NY 10023
646.505.4444

Contact Heather Booth for Further Info:
HBoothgo@aol.com



Heather Booth

HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD
a film by Lilly Rivlin

A one-hour documentary about a lifelong progressive organizer who has done the hard work of social change in the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, and the movement for economic justice.

From Filmmaker Lilly Rivlin (who created Grace Paley: Collected Shorts, Best Documentary at the Woodstock Film Fest, and Esther Broner: A Weave of Women, among other films).

Save the Date!


Friday,
March 31, 2017


Durham Hilton

Durham,
North Carolina

CONTACT
KATHY RAND

ksrand@icloud.com

 

Historians and Feminists:
An Intergenerational Conversation


A dialogue between Second Wave activists and young historians will ensure that the full story of the Women’s Movement is told to current day historians who are researching, writing and teaching about women’s history and women’s issues.
 

Panel discussions:  
Grassroots Organizing; Law and Government;
Employment Activism

Each features three Second Wave activists and three historians.

Keynote Address: Dr. Nancy MacLean

Reception and Dinner: A Salute to Southern Feminists

Second Wave feminists from southern states will be honored at a celebratory reception and awards dinner. Deceased feminists will be honored in memoriam.

Please suggest southern feminists to be honored; for a nomination form, send an email to sharingourstories2017@gmail.com.
 

 

UPDATE:
December 1, 2016

VFA partnership with

Center for the
Study of Women's History
at the New York Historical Society

Contact: 
Rebecca Lubetkin
for further info:

lubetkin@rci.rutgers.edu


CLICK HERE:

DOWNLOAD PDF
 N-YHS COLLECTING 
POLICY & SURVEY FORM 

 

 


We are delighted that our active collaboration with the New-York Historical Society has begun!!  The Society's embrace of our Second Wave artifacts and stories for its developing Center for the Study of Women's History is a dream come true. The Center's purpose is to make these materials widely available to researchers and the general public through interactive exhibitions, the research library, public programs, K-12 educational initiatives and digital archiving.

Please do not send any items yet.  The Collecting Policy provided left by Dr. Valerie Paley, Director of the Center, requires that you first submit the attached inquiry form to her.
 
Rebecca

A LETTER FROM
TWO PRESIDENTS

 

"We are proud of you all!"


Jacqui Ceballos
Founder and former President,
Veteran Feminists of America

and

Eleanor Pam
Current President,
Veteran Feminists of America

(Eleanor Pam & Jacqui Ceballos April 6, 2002 at a conference
Honoring Florida Feminists)

 
To the loyal members and friends of VFA who have supported our work throughout the years--we send greetings and heartfelt thanks.
 
It has been our singular honor to represent and lead this remarkable organization whose mission is to document and preserve the revolutionary achievements of Second Wave Feminism.  We pledge also to keep faith with successor generations of women and girls by continuing our work to inspire and educate them about the importance and meaning of the ground-breaking changes to the world brought about by the pioneer feminists of VFA. 
 
"We are proud of you all!"
 
In Sisterhood and with warm good wishes...
 
Eleanor and Jacqui

 
Help VFA
continue its very important work to preserve
Women's History.


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2017 Dues

 

VFA celebrated with NOW for its 50th Anniversary
June 24-25, 2016 in Washington, DC.

JOIN US - THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO PRESERVE and CELEBRATE.

1930

Girls were raised to be "gentle" and respectful



 

 

WOMEN IN WAR 1920s 1940s

 



 

1940s

Guide to hiring Women - sexist film


This patronising sexist and retrospectively quite funny film is the real deal.  Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive. The stereotyping was standard stuff and women often had to sit through this drivel in the local cinema whilst waiting for the main feature.

1950s

What Does Feminism Mean to You?



 

 

1950s

Education On "Women"

 

A short film about women and accepting them along with other qualities
 


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OUR FABULOUS FEMINISTS


Veteran Feminists of America

Video Archives Room

is OPEN!

For use by researchers, educators and students, VFA has converted DVD to MP4 format the complete unabridged videos of its reunions, conferences and awards events from 1993 to 2011.  Leaders and activists reminisce about their experiences in the company of sister/fellow feminists.  VFA made this historic treasure possible by presenting more than 25 major feminist events throughout the United States and videotaping them for posterity.

CLICK HERE and  ENJOY THE JOURNEY

 

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A Listing of  Reports from Past VFA Events,
Honors and Celebrations.

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Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975

Member Price $78.00

Pay by PayPal
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Packed with over 2,200 biographies and pictures of our actions.

Barbara J. Love’s Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 is the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders (including both well-known and grassroots organizers) of the second wave women’s movement. It tells the stories of more than two thousand individual women and a few notable men who together reignited the women’s movement and made permanent changes to entrenched customs and laws.

Special Price For VFA Members! SAVE $20.00
NOW $78.00
($98.00 Retail)
includes postage

Send a check to
VFA, c/o Pam Ross,

18 Aberdeen Place,
St. Louis, MO 63105


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ALSO AVAILABLE ON CD - SPECIAL PRICE!

Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 

ONLY $20.00!

 

As reported via 
theguardian

Pam Ross ( VFA Treasurer) heard about Jeannetta Maclin’s case in February and spearheaded the effort to enlist supporters to attend court and advocate for her Jeannetta Maclin.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/24/jeannetta-maclin-fire-justice-system




Jeannetta Maclin, center, with, from left to right: Yvette Goods, Pam Ross, Stephanie Lummus and Marcia Cline. Photograph: Stephanie Lummus

“And we have got to do something about the system when women are jailed when they can’t raise cash bail, who have small kids and then they lose their jobs. It’s a national problem. We’re going to get volunteers to go into the municipal jails and speak to mothers there and shame the authorities with the details of what is going on for thousands of women.” Pam Ross
 



Jeannetta Maclin, 23
has now been charged with two counts of abuse or neglect of a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Officers say Maclin left her children home alone while she left to work an eight-hour shift in Creve Coeur, and that's when the fire happened.


Charges against struggling mother make situation worse

The tragic fire that endangered two small sons of Jeannetta Maclin has been made worse by charging her with felony neglect, child abuse and child endangerment ("Mother who left sons alone charged after apartment fire," February 13).

The mother was put in a no-win situation. She must work, yet her pay would not allow her enough money for child care. Her children would be better served by supporting the mother than by putting them in foster care. The mother was clearly abandoned by the father of the children and her family.

She had those children as a very young woman. Where has the society been while she was working to support her sons? America has voided the issue of child care since President Richard Nixon took office. Congress had passed a comprehensive child care bill with large support from both parties in 1971. Nixon called conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly to ask her advice. She told him to veto the bill and he did. Nixon is dead, but we should be charging Schlafly with child neglect and abandonment.

Maclin needs our support, not our punishment. Don't cripple people then laugh at the way they walk. This mother wasn't out at a bar drinking, she was going to work at a low-wage job. Give her some support and give her back her children. We should be adopting this family, not separating them.

Pam Ross, VFA Treasurer  •  St. Louis

Why America
Never Had
Universal Child Care

In 1971, a national
day-care bill
almost became law.

President Nixon
Vetoed the Bill

 

Once Upon a Time - TRAILER from California Newsreel on Vimeo.
 

She's
Beautiful
When
She's
Angry

Resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from
1966 to 1971.   

Mary Dore,
Director/ Producer
 

 

Find a Screening:
http://www.shesbeautifulwhenshesangry.com/findascreening/

 

 

 
VFA e-Zine
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ELEANOR PAM
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I am pleased to send this annual report about the ongoing progress of our organization, VETERAN FEMINISTS OF AMERICA Inc.

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FULL PRESIDENT'S REPORT

 

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An American Bride
in Kabul


by Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis Chesler and Abdul-Kareem met in college. She was an 18-year-old Jewish girl from the East Coast; he was a young Muslim man from a wealthy Afghan family.

https://phyllis-chesler.com
 

 
Dear Woman
of My Dreams

by Lois Kathryn Herr

Dear Woman of My Dreams is Kathryn’s 1923 diary, covering her nineteenth year. She writes to the woman that she sees as herself in later years, and the book closes with a brief chapter based on letters and the diary Kathryn wrote when she was one hundred years old.

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http://www.loiskathrynherr.com
 

MUSIC TO INSPIRE

Standing On The Shoulders
by Joyce Rouse

http://www.earthmama.org/home

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FOUR WOMEN
by Nina Simone
with:
Lisa Simone, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Angélique Kidjov

http://www.ninasimone.com/
 


One Billion Rising

BREAK THE CHAINS

Since Eve Ensler launched the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women.

http://www.onebillionrising.org/
 


ONE FINE DAY
 
Produced and written by Kay Weaver and sung by Martha Wheelock in 1984.




https://www.youtube.com/user/ishtarfilms
 


ONE WOMAN
http://song.unwomen.org


Acclaimed singers and musicians, women and men, have come together to spread a message of unity and solidarity:

We are "One Woman".

 


THE LADY LIFERS

We Hear You, We See You 



These women, all of whom have served decades in prison, sing of the very real possibility of dying alone in prison.

Changing the Way We Think
 

 

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VFA Mission Statement
The purpose of Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) is to honor, document and preserve the accomplishments of women and men active in the feminist movement, to educate the public about the importance of changes brought about by the women's revolution, and to inspire future generations. 

Veteran Feminists of America, Inc.
is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

 

 

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