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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 the US Constitution and pay tribute to influential leaders of the women's movement in the Pittsburgh region. We enjoyed tasty food, a signature cocktail, a special guest appearance by Susan B. Anthony, and an auction featuring unique prizes, including a tour of local historic suffragette sites.

This event was underwritten with generous support from the Eden Hall Foundation, Dollar Bank, Sitko Bruno LLC, UPMC, Murray Avenue Apothecary, Paragon Foods, BE Galleries, and the Kell Group. We would like to gratefully acknowledge members of the host committee: Paulette Balogh, Georgia Berner, Joy Borelli-Edwards, Kate Colligan, Anna Doering, Alma Speed Fox, Sue Frietsche, Maggie Jensen, Cheryl Kubelick, Nancy Reese, Judy Ruszkowski, Ilene Schwartz, Beth Slagle, and Cecile Springer.

 
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Photos by Larry Rippel
 

 

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.

In Sisterhood: The Women's Movement in Pittsburgh was the subject of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Six O'clock Series on Monday, February 16, 2013 in the Hadley Union Building. Panelists Ann Begler, Barbara Hafer, Maureen McHugh and Pat Ulbrich discussed the oral history project.

Pat Ulbrich and Barbara Hafer led a docent tour of the In Sisterhood: the Women's Movement in Pittsburgh and BridgeBuilders multimedia exhibits for the Federation of Democratic Women at the University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Monday, March 4, 2013.

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 1960s to today" at the H. John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

We hosted offCENTER: A panel presentation with black women featured in the BridgeBuilders multimedia exhibit, followed by a gallery talk, at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA on June 7, 2012.

We held a reception and private viewing of our BridgeBuilders multimedia exhibit on April 12, 2012 in the PNC Foundation Donor Lounge and Second Floor Gallery of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA, with featured speaker Marcia Ann Gillespie, a leader in the women's movement.

Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) hosted a reception to raise money for In Sisterhood in honor of Women's History Month at the screening of "Passion & POWER" on March 23, 2011 at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Patricia Boutique, located at 115 Center Avenue in Aspinwall, donated 10% of all sales over a 3-day period in September 2010 to the In Sisterhood project.

We hosted a panel discussion entitled "The Feminist Movement in Western Pennsylvania: Yesterday & Today" on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 1:00-3:00 pm, at CCAC - Allegheny Campus, Auditorium, Tom Foerster Student Service Center, in Pittsburgh, PA. The discussion was moderated by Patricia Ulbrich, with panelists Alma Speed Fox, Jeanne Clark, Heather Arnet, and Joyce Beckenridge.

Our second annual "Celebration of Women’s Equality Day" took place on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at The Twentieth Century Club in Pittsburgh, PA. The event was sponsored by Akoya.

Patricia Ulbrich, Ph.D., In Sisterhood project director, delivered a series of invited presentations entitled, "The Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of NOW: Creating a Grassroots Movement."
• CCAC-North Campus, Room 3002 (March 26, 2009)
• CCAC-Allegheny Campus, Student Service Center, 2nd floor auditorium (March 25, 2009)
• CCAC-Boyce Campus, W413 (March 23, 2009)
• CCAC-South Campus, Building B, 4th floor, Mezzanine Area (March 18, 2009)
• Women Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh (February 10, 2009)

We hosted a panel presentation entitled, "Archiving Women's Activism," at the University of Pittsburgh, February 17, 2009. Panel participants included Patricia Ulbrich (project director), Marie Skoczylas (research assistant), Cynthia Vanda (oral history participant) and Kate Colligan (archivist).

We hosted a special event on September 28, 2008 at Rodef Shalom Temple in Pittsburgh, PA featuring an exclusive preview of 15 portraits and an 8-minute video using archival footage, period photos and excerpts from oral histories in the Atrium, and a talk entitled "Pittsburgh Feminists Rocked the Nation" by distinguished guest Eleanor Smeal in Levi Hall. (Audio excerpt)

We hosted a Feminist Reunion at First Unitarian Church in Pittsburgh, PA, on August 24, 2008. This celebration of Women's Equality Day and Phyllis Wetherby's 80th birthday included a slide show featuring portraits of the participants and production shots as well as short presentations by three activists who participated in the oral history project.

© 2008-13 In Sisterhood: The Women's Movement in Pittsburgh, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite 695, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, 412-621-3252

© 2008-13 In Sisterhood: The Women's Movement in Pittsburgh, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite 695, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, 412-621-3252