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Abzug joins in passing the torch to young feminists at the 20th anniversary of the Spirit of Houston: (from left to right) Melissa Poe, Selhinah Hamlin, Kate Haubenreich, Courtney Alexander, Tali Edut, Alexandra Lockett receive the torch from Bella Abzug,

Abzug joins in passing the torch to young feminists at the 20th anniversary of the Spirit of Houston: (from left to right) Melissa Poe, Selhinah Hamlin, Kate Haubenreich, Courtney Alexander, Tali Edut, Alexandra Lockett receive the torch from Bella Abzug,

"We must learn from the wisdom that surrounds us. When we can truly empathize with the least among us on the planet, we will find our footing. The world won't change until each of us is moved by the passion of people's lives, until we bring the reality of women's lives into our work in an integrated and intensive way. And, until we feel the joys and sorrows, the hopes and dreams, until we embrace our errors and learn from the wisdom that surrounds us ... only then will we find out footing ... and we will climb together, men and women."


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1. Quoted in Liz Abzug, "Speech to National Women's Political Caucus," San Francisco, California, 2 July 1999.

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1997

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