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.
  • Lisa Terault, Jessie Ramey and Pat Ulbrich, panelists, with Lilly Ledbetter, keynote speaker at the PA Bar Association Annual ConferencePat Ulbrich with Ellie Smeal at the Feminist Majority Foundations 30th anniversary celebrationGreg Dillensnyder, Judi Siebel, Carol McCullough and Jeanne Clark with Ellie Smeal at the Feminist Majority Foundations 30th anniversary celebration
  • 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

    Pennsylvania NOW Conference 2018

    Feminist, Pittsburgh

    Saturday, March 24th
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Doubletree Hilton & Suites
    1 Bigelow Square
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    Pennsylvania NOW Election of Officers

    Workshops
    Women’s Movement Exhibit
    Luncheon Speaker

    Eleanor Smeal
    Founding President of Pennsylvania NOW
    Three term President National NOW
    Founder & President of Feminist Majority


    Reservations
    Call Pennsylvania NOW at 814-280- 8571 or visit pennsylvanianow.org


    In Sisterhood Multimedia Exhibit highlights the work of Pittsburgh feminists to gain equal rights for women and girls in our region and beyond during from the 1960’s through the 1980’s. It includes portraits of influential leaders of the women’s movement, a 15-minute video based on excerpts from their oral histories, period photos and memorabilia of historical significance. Featured activists include Wilma Scott Heide, Eleanor Smeal, Christine Niebrzydowski, Phyllis Wetherby, Brenda Frazier and other leading feminists in southwest Pennsylvania.

    The exhibit will be displayed 12:00-2:30 PM at the Pennsylvania NOW Conference, in the Erie Room, Doubletree Hilton


    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©

  • Ann Lang, In SIsterhood

    Ann Lang

    Ann Lang

    Member, Greater Pittsburgh Area/North Hills NOW, 1970-1982 Member, Board of Directors, NOW, 1973-1978 Vice President, Pennsylvania NOW, 1974 …

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  • Coralyn McAuley, Ph.D.

    Coralyn McAuley, Ph.D.

    General Editor & Coordinator, Lesbian Feminist Study Clearinghouse, 1978-1981 Member, Feminist Karate Union/Karate Women, 1976-1983 …

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  • March 7, 1969 – Members of Greater Pittsburgh Area NOW picketed outside the offices of the Pittsburgh Press to protest the newspaper’s policy of publishing want ads separately for women and men. » Continue Reading