Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust: Improving the Quality of Life for Drug Users and Their Families

Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust: Improving the Quality of Life for Drug Users and Their Families
  • 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.


    What's Happening

    A Celebration of Women’s Equality Day

    On August 26, 2013, friends of In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh met at BE Galleries in Lawrenceville to commemorate the 93rd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to…

    Sisterhood in Pittsburgh Panel Discussion

    Jeanne Clark, Alma Speed Fox, Cindy Judd Hill, Sister Patricia McCann and Molly Rush participated in a panel discussion moderated by Pat Ulbrich entitled,”Sisterhood in Pittsburgh: women’s liberation from the…

    Exhibit Reception at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    The Opening Reception for In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh and BridgeBuilders multimedia exhibits took place on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


    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©

  • Jo Ann Evensgardner

    Jo Ann Evansgardner

    Jo Ann Evansgardner

    Jo Ann Evansgardner (1925-2010) grew up in Pittsburgh. In 1950, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and married Gerald Gardner.  The Gardner’s moved to his native Ireland wh …

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  • Irene Frieze

    Irene Frieze, Ph.D.

    Irene Frieze, Ph.D.

    Irene Frieze (b. 1941) was raised in Los Angeles and earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973. She was hired with two other women faculty to devel …

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  • This Month in History

    July 1, 1969 – Wilma Scott Heide is appointed to a three-year term as a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

    July 9, 1969 – Major Joseph Barr signed into law the amendment to the Pittsburgh anti-discrimination ordinance defining sex as a protected category. Wilma Scott Heide and members of the Pittsburgh NOW chapter initiated and lobbied for the amendment.

    July 9, 1969 – Governor Shapp signed into law the amendment to the Pennsylvania anti-discrimination law defining sex as a protected category. Wilma Scott Heide had initiated and lobbied for the amendment.

    July 9, 1978 – NOW organized a March on Washington to support the extension of the deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. More than 100,000 marched down Constitution Avenue to the D.C Capitol steps, eclipsing the entire Capitol Mall in a sea of purple, gold and white (the old suffragist colors). NOW President Eleanor Smeal was the keynote speaker.

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