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 with Barbara Barnes viewing the Hard Hatted Women multimedia exhibit at CALU’s Manderino Library GalleryHeather Arnet, Jessie Ramey, Pat Ulbrich & Lisa Terault at the History of the Women’s Movement Panel, PA Bar Association Annual ConferenceLisa Terault, Jessie Ramey and Pat Ulbrich, panelists, with Lilly Ledbetter, keynote speaker at the PA Bar Association Annual Conference
  • 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.


    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©

  • Brenda Strong Frazier

    Brenda Strong Frazier

    Brenda Strong Frazier (b. 1941) was born in Shelby, North Carolina, the oldest of eight children.  The family moved to the Pittsburgh region in 1943. Her father worked in the steel mills …

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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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  • June 30, 1981 – Kick Off of the ERA Countdown Campaign led by NOW President Eleanor Smeal and Honorary Co-Chairs, Betty Ford and Alan Alda; the deadline for ratification of the ERA was June 30, 1982. » Continue Reading