VFA is one of the foremost sources of information about theSecond Wave women's movement for journalists, historians and other writers.
What's Happening(just Select/Click below) FEBRUARY 2015
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ROSIE and MICHELLE O'DONNELL
From: The Board of Directors,
VETERAN FEMINISTS of AMERICA
Dear Rosie and Michelle,
We hope you’ll remember for a long time the excited applause at our Harvard Club luncheon when you announced your generous donation to the Veteran Feminists of America. Your check was in the mail immediately, and it has made a huge difference in our plans for spreading the word about feminism to generations of people everywhere. This gift from you has guaranteed our organization's future strength and influence, and we thank you on behalf of every woman and girl who will benefit.
Now we understand more than ever why Rosie has been called “America’s best friend.” You are a dear friend to VFA and to our important mission. Your generosity and actions through the years have especially promoted educational opportunities for countless thousands of people. Like you, VFA is committed to educating the public on the importance of feminist values – values that ensure every person a right to a happy, secure life in a non-sexist world.
We wish you a long and continually rewarding life together. And we look forward to working with you on projects that will make a difference to your millions of best friends.
The women started the show off discussing what they did yesterday after the show. Rosie O went to a luncheon at the Harvard Club in NYC for the Veteran Feminists of America, where she accepted the Inspiration Award. She sat with the fabulous Eve Ensler, Gloria Steinem, and Marlo Thomas! Rosie O spoke about how important being a feminist is to her and about the importance of the feminists who fought so that women could be treated equally. She said she is proud to be a feminist and thinks every woman should be a feminist because it’s just about being equal.
The VFA event at the Harvard Club Oct. 21 was another VFA success!
A Tribute to Muriel Fox
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pictured: Rosie O'Donnell at podium; background: Marlo Thomas, Eve Ensler,
Carol Jenkins and Gloria Steinem (photo by Dori Jacobson-Wenzel)
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.
VFA's St. Louis Event on September 27, 2014 was a Success!
REPORTS FROM SEPTEMBER 27TH
ST. LOUIS EVENT
It was so illuminating and inspiring to hear about and from women who have done so much for the labor union movement. The women were thrilled to be honored and receive VFA medals. I was proud to congratulate many of them personally.
The event was a success on many fronts--it was clearly in keeping with VFA's to uncover our history, educate everyone about it and honor those who have made a difference. And it was fun. I am so glad I went from New York to this very successful and well-run event.
Barbara Love, VFA board member and editor FEMINISTS WHO CHANGED AMERICA
September 5, 1920 - December 29, 2014
PATRICIA HILL BURNETTof Detroit, founder of the Detroit NOW chapter and head of NOW's first International Committee has left us at age 94. Patricia was a portrait artist who painted several famous women, including Betty Friedan, Betty Ford and Dame Margaret Thatcher. A major donor to VFA in the early years, she was active until the end of her life. Much loved, she will be greatly missed.
Faith Seidenberg, Lawyer, Dies at age 91 in Syracuse, NY.
Best known for forcing McSorley’s Old Ale House in Greenwich Village to admit women, (with former NOW president, Karen DeCrow), Faith broke legal ground on issues as varied as women’s equality in college sports and whether a lawyer’s skirt hemmed five inches above the knee was “excessively short.” She served on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union and was enlisted by William Kunstler, the radical lawyer, in the early 1960s to protect volunteers helping blacks in the South register to vote
For more info…See New York Times Obits, January 20, 2015
NOW $69.00 ($89.00 Retail) includes postage
Special Price For VFA Members! SAVE $20.00
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 $89 (includes postage). If you want to buy it through VFA, however, we can get you copies for as little as $69 (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.
VFA is a nonprofit organization for veterans of the Second Wave of the feminist movement. The goals are to enjoy the camaraderie forged during those years of intense commitment, to honor ourselves and our heroes, to document our history, to rekindle the spark and spirit of the feminist revolution and act as keeper of the flame so that the ideals of feminism continue to reverberate and influence others.
VFA is the foremost source of information about the Second Wave women's movement for journalists, historians and other writers. It is the foremost organization for honoring the achievements of Second Wave feminists. It is the foremost organization for bringing together pioneer feminists in a continuing campaign to educate and motivate today's young people through the example of feminist victories and sacrifices.