This is my first report since I've had the honor of assuming the Presidency of VFA, succeeding Jacqui Ceballos who founded the organization and has been its only president and most passionate guiding spirit for 25 years.
So, mindful of her legacy and free-spirited leadership, I decided to follow my own style--which is dramatically different from hers--and hoped for the best.
University of Illinois Press has less than 100 copies of Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 in stock and there is no reprint scheduled.
If you have been putting off a purchase, wait no longer. The Press offers the book now at $93 (includes postage). If you want to buy it through VFA, however, we can get you copies for as little as $73 (that includes postage).
So don’t wait. Buy it now for yourself or for family or friends for the holidays.
This is the only resource of its kind and will not be available much longer. It is a beautiful book, packed with over 2,200 biographies and pictures of our actions.
... and then came August 26, 1970. Betty Friedan and NOW called on women to go on strike from their jobs and attend the “Women Strike for Equality” rally. I asked my boss for permission to go on strike (!) and went to the rally in Chicago. That was the start of my activism.
In VFA, I have played a major role in coordinating three Midwest events: Chicago in 2004, Milwaukee in 2012 and St. Louis in 2014. I continue to serve on the VFA Board. One of my recent contributions was creating a Wikipedia page for VFA.
Women's Vote - "Night of Terror"
(Women`s Suffrage/Women`s Rights)
This video was inspired by a Chain Email received by Nicole Gratzinger. She Adapted and rewrote it as a mini photo documentary. She approached me to help her edit and direct it. We then recruited Rocio Cabrera to Narrate.
Narration by Rocio Cabrera
Adapted/Written by Nicole Gratzinger
Directed/Edited by Macrae Cain
Inspired by The Woman's Suffrage and a chain email.
Great Women's Rights Movement Footage, 1960s - 1970s
In the 1970s, women across the nation united to demand gender equality, and their fight achieved many victories throughout the decade.
Rebecca Walker on the origins of Third Wave Feminism
Award-winning author Rebecca Walker (Baby Love, Black, White and Jewish) speaks about the creation of the third wave of feminism.
Anita Sarkeesian (feministfrequency.com) was invited to speak on several panels about feminism and the impacts of online harassment at the 2015 All About Women conference taking place annually at the Sydney Opera House. Here is a video excerpt of her short opening speech on the panel, “How to be a feminist".
Education helped all of us become who we are today. But more than 62 million girls around the world – half of whom are adolescent – are denied the right to an education. When girls aren’t given the chance to realize their potential, the whole world loses out. Watch a message from First Lady Michelle Obama, then ADD YOUR PHOTO TO HELP
The VFA event at the Harvard Club Oct. 21 was a huge success, filled with inspiration,
education, appreciation and warmth. There was a great deal of candor from the speakers and the audience was thrilled. The excitement was not only about the speakers, but the audience filled with powerful and accomplished feminists from across the country.
“Labor & the Women’s Movement:
The untold story and why it matters”
Labor Tribune Photo from left: labor and employment attorney Emily Zuckerman, AFL-CIO Civil, Human and Women's Rights Director Carmen Berkley, Executive Director of Jobs with Justice Sarita Gupta and Heather Booth, a strategist for progressive issue campaigns and elections.
“Labor & the Women’s Movement: The untold story and why it matters” was a
VFA event held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, MO,
on September 27, 2014.
The purpose of Veteran Feminists of America is to honor, record and preserve the history of the accomplishments of women and men active in the feminist movement, to educate the public on the importance of the changes brought about by the women’s movement, and to preserve the movement’s history for future generations.
VFA is a nonprofit organization for supporters and veterans of the Second Wave of the feminist revolution. It is the foremost national source of information about the modern women's movement for journalists, historians, archivists and writers.
Veteran Feminists of America is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.