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Protests

Jill Jacobs

Jill Jacobs, the executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, has pushed for Jews to take an active role in social justice, from supporting health care and environmental reform to condemning torture and human rights violations.

Ros Baxandall, 1939 - 2015

Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall was my co-author on several books, my conscience and co-conspirator in all things feminist and political, and my very close friend. Ros, who died of cancer on October 13, 2015, at age 76, was one of the founders of the women’s liberation movement and a prominent activist for a range of social justice issues. Her rebellious spirit shaped her life from her school days to mere months before she passed away.

Judith Butler

Judith Butler transformed philosophy’s understanding of gender and queer studies with her theory that gender is not an inherent quality, it is a repeated performance based on social codes.

Deborah Brin

Deborah Brin, one of the first openly gay rabbis, led the first prayer service for Women of the Wall at the Conference for the Empowerment of Jewish Women in 1988.

Barbara Brenner, 1951 - 2013

For her 60th birthday, Barbara Brenner’s partner, Suzanne Lampert, invited a number of Barbara’s friends over for a party and asked them to bring their laptops.  Once there, the guests’ computers were fitted with software that allowed them to type whatever they wished to say and have it spoken aloud by the machines.  Barbara, who had lost her ability to speak as a result of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), now was surrounded by close companions who communicated in the same manner she had been using for a long while.

Emma Goldman with Noam Green

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Blaming Victims

I have an insane amount of respect for Susan Brownmiller. Trailblazer is truly the word to describe this journalist who became a civil rights and feminist activist. Her book, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, legitimately changed the public outlook on rape. 

Goapele

Determined to have fuller control over her burgeoning music career, R&B singer Goapele Mohlabane formed her own independent music label, Skyblaze Recordings, in 2001.

Goapele, 2015

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Goapele in Beverly Hills, California on June 25, 2015.
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Goapele in Beverly Hills, California on June 25, 2015.

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Judith Rosenbaum on Freedom Summer Letters

This Week in History: On August 12, 1964, Freedom Summer volunteers Ellen, Bonnie, Heather and Sylvie wrote letters home describing their mixed hope and anxiety as their civil rights efforts in Mississippi were met with violent opposition. Judith Rosenbaum describes the profound, lifelong effect that summer had on the volunteers.
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This Week in History: On August 12, 1964, Freedom Summer volunteers Ellen, Bonnie, Heather and Sylvie wrote letters home describing their mixed hope and anxiety as their civil rights efforts in Mississippi were met with violent opposition. Judith Rosenbaum describes the profound, lifelong effect that summer had on the volunteers.

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