Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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ADVICE FOR ACTIVISTS:
Just as the Women Who Dared found role models in the women around them, so, too, can others take inspiration from their activism. Here the Women Who Dared share their suggestions on how to get involved in social change. All it takes is a little passion, a sense of responsibility, and the willingness to take the first step.


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In truth there was a lot of good fortune in our naiveté. (Hadassa Goodman) ...More 
- SHALVA (Safe Homes Advice and Legal Aid for Victims of Abuse)   View Biography


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Do it! ...More 
- Hadassah Blocker   View Biography


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Get into it. Get the ugly stuff. See it, so you have a motive and a passion. ...More 
- Rebecca Chernin   View Biography


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Hundreds of opportunities present themselves on a daily basis. You have to grab one of them and say, 'This is something I can do.' ...More 
- Ruth Clarke   View Biography


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I believe two qualities are necessary for engaging in tikkun olam [repairing the world]: one, that you have the ability to see the other, to see a problem, to see pain, to see injustice ...More 
- Merle Feld   View Biography


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Social change can be so many things. It's giving money, it's writing letters, it's starting campaigns, it's voting ...More 
- Barbara Gaffin   View Biography


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One way to get involved is to join with local Jewish organizations that are fighting for causes. ...More 
- Roz Garber   View Biography


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Especially on the issues of public schools, parents who have children in public schools who are interested in something more ...More 
- Susan Maze-Rothstein   View Biography


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I feel very strongly that teenagers and younger children -- this is the group that has to be inspired. ...More 
- Denise Schorr   View Biography


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The first thing is to get a good mentor early on and discuss your ideas with her. Really plan ahead. ...More 
- Abby  Shevitz   View Biography


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What do I recommend for women who want to learn how to put their ovaries into activist-action? If you can imagine it, you can do it. ...More 
- Rivka Solomon   View Biography


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It starts with taking a little risk. Go to an event, answer an invitation, go to a conference, agree to go to a meeting, say 'yes' to something that you might not normally do ...More 
- Judy Somberg   View Biography


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There has to be a certain joy or inner reward to keep up the work. Sometimes an outright victory is achieved. ...More 
- Judy Somberg   View Biography


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My criteria for pursuing a political interest (and I have many) is that there must be a high ratio of useful work done to amount of time spent in meetings. ...More 
- Judy Somberg   View Biography


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Do not stand by. ...More 
- Marillyn Tallman   View Biography


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I chanced into work that became meaningful to me. Someone offered me a job teaching in prison and from the first moment, after the initial search, I was shocked, transfixed ...More 
- Jean Trounstine   View Biography


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If there's an issue that you're interested in, find out what groups are working on it and go talk to them. ...More 
- Judy Frieze Wright   View Biography


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How to Become and Stay an Activist...
  • Look around you and into your heart and find something that you are really passionate about, or something that really, really bothers you.
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- Janet Yassen   View Biography


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Probably the most important thing is to figure out what the issue is that really moves you and that you're passionate about. And I think sort of by chance for me that I wound up seeing some movie ...More 
- Rebecca Young   View Biography