Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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WHAT THEY HAVE DONE:
The causes and accomplishments of the Women Who Dared are as diverse as their backgrounds, yet they have each shaped their communities through their commitment to activism.


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First woman to serve on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and supporter of equal rights
Ruth Abrams   View Biography


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Co-founded WITS (Working In The Schools), an innovative volunteer tutoring and mentoring program which supports the education and development of children in the Chicago Public Schools.

Joanne Alter   View Biography


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Researches international human rights violations and provides human rights training
Lynn Amowitz   View Biography


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Provides psychiatric therapy to abused children and developed hospital protocol and educational programs on sexual abuse
Renee Brant   View Biography


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Initiated and participated in various fundraising activities and programs for children and adults
Elana Brownstein   View Biography


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Compelled broadcast industry to improve children's television programming
Peggy Charren   View Biography


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Lobbies for increased breast cancer research budgets, input into spending of research dollars, and access to treatment for all women
Judi Hirshfield-Bartek   View Biography


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Founded Gay/Straight Alliance at New Jewish High School of Greater Boston and 'Ga'avah, a Queer Jewish Youth Group'
Shulamit Izen   View Biography


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Organized high school boycott of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
Hannah Jukovsky   View Biography


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Makes documentary films on social issues such as domestic violence, homophobia, and images of women in the media
Margaret Lazarus   View Biography


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Leader in Diversity Committee at Driscoll School in Brookline, MA and Professor of 'Law, Culture, and Difference' at Northeastern University School of Law
Susan Maze-Rothstein   View Biography


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Founded a film company, Earthome Productions, to promote ideas of sustainable relationships between the human community and the natural world
Shelley Morhaim   View Biography


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Former Soviet Refusenik and activist in the Jewish Women's Movement in Russia, and also worked in the US to help Soviet Jews resettle here
Galina Nizhnikov Veremkroit   View Biography


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Established health and education philanthropic organizations for the benefit of children and adults
Marla Oros   View Biography


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Conducted groundbreaking research in adolescent sexual behavior and developed pregnancy prevention programs
Laurie Schwab Zabin   View Biography


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Advocates for the preservation of open spaces, historic sites, and affordable housing
Betsy Shure Gross   View Biography


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Created That Takes Ovaries!
Rivka Solomon   View Biography


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Co-founded WITS (Working In The Schools), an innovative volunteer tutoring and mentoring program which supports the education and development of children in the Chicago Public Schools.

Marion Stone   View Biography


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Pioneered awareness of domestic abuse within the Jewish community and set up services to aid battered wives
Hanna Weinberg   View Biography


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Founded a collaborative program of the Jewish Federation agencies with a mission to meet the needs of families living below the poverty level while helping them remain connected to the Jewish community.

Anita Weinstein   View Biography


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Helped create the field of advocacy and treatment for victims and survivors of violence
Janet Yassen   View Biography


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Founder of Kids on the Hill, a non-profit after-school arts program for inner-city children
Rebecca Yenawine   View Biography


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Created Rapid Response to Brutality Project to deter guard-on-prisoner violence
Rebecca Young   View Biography