Veteran Feminists of America
ON THE FRONT LINES OF FEMINISM
Eleanor Pam, Marilyn Fitterman, Syd
Beiner, Sandy Rapp singing"Remember Rose: A Song For
Eleanor Pam, Marilyn Fitterman, Syd Beiner, Sandy Rapp singing"Remember Rose: A Song For Choice."
The rain that had been coming down all day and evening on February
27, 2013 in Ft Lauderdale seemed not to have dampened the spirits or
depressed the attendance of this South Florida audience. Most heard about
the panel by virtue of membership in one or more of the seven other
sponsoring local women's organizations--activist groups that included
Broward County NOW, Planned Parenthood, Palm Beach County NOW. They
crowded into the room, eager to hear four Veterans speak about their
experiences as pioneer feminists in the early Women's Movement. There was
no charge for the event and refreshments were served.
presentations were warmly received by the audience who sat in respectful
silence throughout the two hour event that also included two videos--Al
Sutton's EQUALITY and VFA Board Member Martha Wheelock's ONE
FINE DAY--as well as musical performances by singer/songwriter Sandy
Rapp. At one point, three of the panelists joined Rapp and sang back-up
for the final piece, "Remember Rose: A
Song For Choice.".
Eventually, the audience joined in too. Mary Vasiliades
and Eleanor Pam
Mary Vasiliades and Eleanor Pam
At the conclusion of the event, the audience rose spontaneously and applauded the panelists. It was a very long and enthusiastic standing ovation. Later, there were many private expressions of gratitude and pride.
Stimulated and palpably reluctant to leave right away, most in the audience lingered, talking excitedly to each other and to the panelists. Security finally arrived to turn out the lights and suddenly, it was over.
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