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©

  • Molly Rush, In sisterhood

    Molly Rush

    Molly Rush

    Molly Rush (b. 1936) grew up in Pittsburgh. She joined the Catholic Interracial Council in 1963 and embarked on a lifetime of activism. “A lot of it came out of the Catholic experience” ( …

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  • Paulette Balogh, In Sisterhood

    Paulette Balogh

    Paulette Balogh

    Member, First Pittsburgh NOW, 1970-1982 Member, Steering Committee, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, 1974-1979 Attorney, Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office, 1975-1986 Staff Attorn …

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  • This Month in History

    December 1, 1970 – Pittsburgh NOW members stage a “sit in” at Frankie Gustine’s to protest discriminatory practice of this male only bar.

    December 1967 -   Wilma Scott Heide is elected to the board of the National Organization for Women and appointed chair of the Membership Committee at the second national conference.

    DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

    December 1, 1931: LaVera Brown was both the first Black and first employed President of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Board in 1978. She co-founded the Ad Hoc Committee to Counter the Klan, a coalition of social justice organizations, in 1980

    December 10, 1932: Anita Fine is an activist for peace and justice. Wilma Scott Heide recruited Anita and Dan Fine to become founding members of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of NOW.

    December 14, 1931 (2001): Ruth Heimbuecher was a travel writer for the Pittsburgh Press and a founding member of the Greater Pittsburgh Area chapter of NOW.

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