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.


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    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©

  • Cynthia Vanda

    Cynthia Vanda

    Cynthia Vanda

    Cynthia Vanda (b. 1937) was raised in Philadelphia, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham College) in 1959 and a master’s degree …

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  • 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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  • 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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