Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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IMPACT ON WORLD:
When the Women Who Dared discuss their impact on the world, they speak not only of their specific accomplishments in their fields, but also of their roles as mentors and models for others. As successful activists, these women bring people together to do work they would not have undertaken on their own; they also inspire others to believe that they, too, can change the world.


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We've become a model. We've gotten calls from all over the country. (Shoshie Kahn) ...More 
- SHALVA (Safe Homes Advice and Legal Aid for Victims of Abuse)   View Biography


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I suppose my very first major woman case was [when] the Supreme Court, in what had to be a terrible opinion, said it was ok for insurance companies not to cover pregnancy ...More 
- Ruth Abrams   View Biography


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I would hope that it is clearly easier for women lawyers to become judges now. It is clearly more accepting ...More 
- Ruth Abrams   View Biography


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I had a theory, I used to say when I spoke, 'always look back and take another woman with you.' ...More 
- Ruth Abrams   View Biography


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When I said that being active in politics is about bringing change in our society; that's also about organizing groups to bring about change... ...More 
- Joanne Alter   View Biography


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I think where I have made the biggest impact is among medical students and residents who are interested in doing the things that I've done and are not quite sure how to do it ...More 
- Lynn Amowitz   View Biography


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"I think people never thought about issues like identity and the right to identity, which is one of the big contributions of the grandmothers [of the Plaza de Mayo]." ...More 
- Rita Arditti   View Biography


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"It's interesting when you go to international women's conferences and multiple issues are out there and you try to figure out what's a women's issue." ...More 
- Diane Balser   View Biography


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How can we say to the girls, 'You can go just this far and no more.' What makes a girl different? If she wants to learn, let her learn! If she wants to be a rabbi, let her! ...More 
- Hadassah Blocker   View Biography


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I spent two weeks this summer [2002] - an amazing two weeks, in a city 3 hours south of Budapest, Hungary ...More 
- Elana Brownstein   View Biography


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I think it's very important that a leader lead by example ...More 
- Elana Brownstein   View Biography


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This year we did a huge ... tri-partnership between Baltimore, Israel and [a country in southwest Africa called] Namibia ...More 
- Elana Brownstein   View Biography


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I am very active in my school and through the student government, I have chaired the raising of money for different organizations ...More 
- Elana Brownstein   View Biography


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Violence was an issue before ACT, but almost nothing else was. Choice and over-commercialization were not there - we put those issues on the map ...More 
- Peggy Charren   View Biography


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A major goal [of ACT] was to get a rule passed, which actually turned into the idea that we need a law, because you couldn't get the broadcasters to do anything unless there was a law ...More 
- Peggy Charren   View Biography


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"...I have not done a single training where I have not had kids come up to me and make disclosures about themselves, about people they know." ...More 
- Rebecca Chernin   View Biography


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We've got something now to point to and show-a physical, tangible accomplishment. ...More 
- Ruth Clarke   View Biography


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The deepest meeting place was over experiences with children. And it was shocking to see how much in common the two sides had about that. ...More 
- Merle Feld   View Biography


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I think the work was ultimately good work. There were a lot of mistakes made, but I think the work was good work ...More 
- Vicki Gabriner   View Biography


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[The trip to the Soviet Union] encouraged me as an individual to continue my work in the Jewish community. ...More 
- Roz Garber   View Biography


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We would bring information out for the Refuseniks... ...More 
- Shannie Goldstein   View Biography


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I never really thought about what I did as being anything great. It just seemed like a very little, small contribution ...More 
- Judi Hirshfield-Bartek   View Biography


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I see it as an obligation to be a role model to other people, to other friends who maybe wouldn't become involved in an issue if I hadn't said something ...More 
- Judi Hirshfield-Bartek   View Biography


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I think the most personal experience was when I was with school and going to Washington for the JCI (Jewish Civic Initiatives) program ...More 
- Shulamit Izen   View Biography


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There's a lot more awareness here now. People are definitely questioning more. I think that the questions of sexuality are linked to questions about society ...More 
- Shulamit Izen   View Biography


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I think that it gives students more faith in their voices being heard ...More  Audio available
- Hannah Jukovsky   View Biography


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"I was asked to be on a panel at the general assembly of international Jewish communities. In the Jewish community they call it the GA, it's people from all of the Jewish federations in the states and Europe." ...More 
- Idit Klein   View Biography


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The film [Taking Our Bodies Back] took off and people wrote to us from all over the United States ...More 
- Margaret Lazarus   View Biography


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I think [my experience] affected my family and my friends and my larger community, my social work community. ...More 
- Sally Mack   View Biography


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I think that the Driscoll [Elementary School] has been taking halting steps forward. We have been able to advance the Diversity Committee each year and ...More 
- Susan Maze-Rothstein   View Biography


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One way to measure impact is when people come back and say things to you. And I've gotten a lot of positive feedback from people - former students ...More 
- Susan Maze-Rothstein   View Biography


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BLEWS (Black/Jewish Forum of Baltimore) is really [about] coalition building, ...More 
- Shelley Morhaim   View Biography


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The county uses [the Community Supported Agriculture project] as a demonstration farm ...More  Audio available
- Shelley Morhaim   View Biography


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We were all volunteers with Beyond War and we started meeting around 1987... One of the things that Beyond War did...was called 'The Earth in Every Classroom' ...More 
- Shelley Morhaim   View Biography


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I feel very proud of having played a part in bringing a number of families to freedom. ...More 
- Galina Nizhnikov Veremkroit   View Biography


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Community Impact is a new organization that my husband and I started ...More 
- Marla Oros   View Biography


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Hopefully [there is an impact] in the communities [in which we work]. ...More  Audio available
- Marla Oros   View Biography


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Open Gates is near and dear to my heart. It's the first clinical practice ...More 
- Marla Oros   View Biography


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Y.A.N.A., stands for 'You Are Never Alone' ...More 
- Marla Oros   View Biography


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What I saw is a lot of activism happening in Israel that had no impact. You know, lots of people making statements and trying to get things done. ...More 
- Marilyn Paul   View Biography


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My proudest achievement is... ...More 
- Florence Schornstein   View Biography


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I didn't think I was a hero, believe me. And I still don't. I did what had to be done, ...More 
- Denise Schorr   View Biography


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I would hope that through the Gates Institute which has really been sort of my last work (or I should say my latest if I hope to keep going on!) the idea that we serve best when we listen and try to fill the needs that we are serving, instead of coming in from the outside with firm ideas of our own. ...More 
- Laurie Schwab Zabin   View Biography


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I came from a service background into academia. Very often academics raise questions that are of great interest to them and spend a lot of time doing research on something they want to know the answer to, but [that] isn't of much use to the people out there in the trenches delivering the services. ...More 
- Laurie Schwab Zabin   View Biography


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Dr. Janet Hardy invited me to work with her on planning an intervention [adolescent pregnancy prevention] in a couple of the schools nearby ...More 
- Laurie Schwab Zabin   View Biography


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The most important ground that I broke was to develop an AIDS 101 Curriculum to teach the house staff what AIDS was, what it meant, how to care for terminally ill patients, especially the compassion side, which most staff were not prepared for. ...More 
- Abby  Shevitz   View Biography


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I think [my biggest impact is] drawing people to something that they might not have done otherwise, whether it's ...More 
- Betsy Shure Gross   View Biography


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So we created a program and had a piece of the Open Space Bond Bill and created a $32 million restoration program ...More 
- Betsy Shure Gross   View Biography


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I get a lot of emails from women thanking me for inspiring or re-inspiring them ...More 
- Rivka Solomon   View Biography


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[When we were detained by the Salvadoran government military] we had a very interesting conversation with this totally scary and nutty colonel. At that point, our project was already sending down -- whenever we got word of disappearances, detentions, we would send down letters, hundred of letters ...More 
- Judy Somberg   View Biography


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It became so important because the community was exposed to what was going on in these schools ...More 
- Marion Stone   View Biography


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"If we're going to go out and conquer other nations while promoting democracy, we can have a more credible affect globally if we practice democracy here in the USA." ...More 
- Pamela  Sussman Paternoster   View Biography


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I don't think it's been on the world. ...More 
- Marillyn Tallman   View Biography


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One of the things for which I was most proud was... ...More 
- Mollie Wallick   View Biography


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What I did was, said, look: you're pleading guilty here, and I'm going to put you on probation. ...More 
- Miriam Waltzer   View Biography


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I had said it would last ten years? Well, now it's certainly global. I never dreamed it would be ...More 
- Gertrude Webb   View Biography


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[My work in domestic abuse] was done so quietly. ...More 
- Hanna Weinberg   View Biography


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I was Director of Volunteers [at the Jewish Convalescent Nursing Home] and it gave me a opportunity to be close to the geriatric population. ...More 
- Hanna Weinberg   View Biography


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I hope that some people felt motivated; that there are things to be done instead of just wringing your hands ...More  Audio available
- Hanna Weinberg   View Biography


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For most holocaust survivors, they never believed that there would be a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum built on the most priceless piece of land that this country has to offer. ...More 
- Jill Weinberg   View Biography


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They didn't realize that they were people without coats in the winter, and without homes, and, that they were people who would start coming to us just because there was a mezuzah on the door and that had meaning to them. ...More 
- Anita Weinstein   View Biography


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"I think we are listening to the lesson of the Holocaust. That we must never again permit a Jewish community to be isolated." ...More 
- Judy Wolf   View Biography


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"Ukraine is a developing democracy and so I've had an impact on civil society and maybe that's what I'm proudest of, that I've impacted in a small way a group of people's attitudes about people with disabilities." ...More 
- Sue Wolf-Fordham   View Biography


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Everybody's hopes were really high that we were really going to make a huge difference. And in fact, in retrospect, we did. ...More 
- Judy Frieze Wright   View Biography


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I think that sometimes people think I'm a complete pain in the butt because I'm constantly raising issues or challenging power hierarchy or people's assumptions about themselves or the world ...More 
- Janet Yassen   View Biography


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Our very first project [for Kids on the Hill] happened in 1997 when I caught a couple of teenagers spray painting in the neighborhood. ...More 
- Rebecca Yenawine   View Biography


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It is important to offer young people skills and opportunities but it also extremely important that you form a relationship ...More 
- Rebecca Yenawine   View Biography


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I think [social change] is definitely my focus and I don't know that [the kids] always have a picture of how important what they're saying is ...More  Audio available
- Rebecca Yenawine   View Biography


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I like to think - and there's no way to measure it - but I like to think that the working relationships that I have with my clients are of some value ...More 
- Rebecca Young   View Biography