In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of an inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.

In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of an inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.
  • Pat Ulbrich, Maureen McHugh and Irene Frieze at the American Women in Psychology Conference, Pittsburgh, March 4, 2016Irene Frieze, Ph.D. receives the YWCA's Tribute to Women's Award for Education, May 26, 2016Verna Corey, Karen Feinstein, Pat Ulbrich, <i>Steeped in History</i> Tea and Tour of Wilpen Hall, November 14, 2015Documenting Our History panel at NOW's 50th Anniversary Conference, June 24, 2016NOW members Carol McCullough, Pat Ulbrich, Phyllis Wetherby (standing) with Kathy Wilson at the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade on July 9, 2016
  • In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh©, 1967-1989, is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of an inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.


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    HARD HATTED WOMEN

    A multimedia exhibit featuring influential leaders in the Pittsburgh region’s labor movement during the 1970s and 1980s.


    RIVERS OF STEEL GALLERY
    623 E. EIGHT AVE, HOMESTEAD, PA 15120
    AUGUST 26 – DECEMBER 31, 2016


    OPENING RECEPTION
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 / 6:00 – 8:30 PM
    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


    GALLERY HOURS:
    Mon., Wed., Fri., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sat. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sept. & Oct. only
    Other times by appointment (412-464-4020)


    The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh is the fiscal sponsor of In Sisterhood: The Women's Movement in Pittsburgh

    The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh is the fiscal sponsor of
    In Sisterhood: The Women's Movement in Pittsburgh©

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    LaVera Brown

    LaVera Brown

    LaVera Lynch Brown (b.1931) was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She attended the University of Pittsburgh (PITT), but left to pursue a career in New York City.  She married Albert Brown in 19 …

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    Diane Petronko

    Diane Petronko

    Volunteer, Pittsburgh Free Clinic, 1972-1975 Volunteer, Women’s Health Services, 1973-1975 Member, Greater Pittsburgh Area NOW Chapter-Nurses NOW Task Force, 1972-1975 …

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  • August 20, 1967 – Wilma Scott Heide and nine other people founded the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of the National Organization for Women. » Continue Reading