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.

Past In Sisterhood Events

Past In Sisterhood Events

History of the Women’s Movement Panel

Held at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Conference, May 11, 2017.

Hard Hatted Women: Trailblazing in the Labor Union

Hard Hatted Women: Trailblazing in the Labor Unions multimedia exhibit, Opening Reception, August 26, 2016.

Documenting our History and Digitizing NOW Chapter Archives Panel

NOW 50th Anniversary Conference, June 25, 2016, Washington, D.C.

Reproductive Health, Rights, Access, and Action Conference

Activism and Reproductive Justice roundtable at the Reproductive Health, Rights, Access and Action Conference, March 20, 2015.

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…

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…

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…

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Six O’clock Series

In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh was the subject of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Six O’clock Series on Monday,…

Exhibit Tours at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Pat Ulbrich and Barbara Hafer led a docent tour of the In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh and BridgeBuilders…

offCENTER

We hosted offCENTER: A panel presentation with black women featured in the BridgeBuilders multimedia exhibit, followed by a gallery talk,…

BridgeBuilders Viewing Reception

We held a reception and private viewing of our BridgeBuilders multimedia exhibit on April 12, 2012 in the PNC Foundation…

Passion & POWER Film Screening

Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) hosted a reception to raise money for In Sisterhood in honor…

Patricia Boutique Sales Donation

Patricia Boutique, located at 115 Center Avenue in Aspinwall, donated 10% of all sales over a 3-day period in September…

The Feminist Movement in W. PA: Yesterday & Today

We hosted a panel discussion entitled “The Feminist Movement in Western Pennsylvania: Yesterday & Today” on Wednesday, March 24, 2010,…

2nd Annual Celebration of Women’s Equality Day

Our second annual “Celebration of Women’s Equality Day” took place on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 5:30 – 8:00 PM at…

Creating a Grassroots Movement

Patricia Ulbrich, Ph.D., In Sisterhood project director, delivered a series of invited presentations entitled, “The Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of…

Archiving Women’s Activism

We hosted a panel presentation entitled, “Archiving Women’s Activism,” at the University of Pittsburgh, February 17, 2009. Panel participants included…

Pittsburgh Feminists Rocked the Nation

We hosted a special event on September 28, 2008 at Rodef Shalom Temple in Pittsburgh, PA featuring an exclusive preview…

Feminist Reunion

We hosted a Feminist Reunion at First Unitarian Church in Pittsburgh, PA, on August 24, 2008. This celebration of Women’s…

This Month in History: December

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

This Month in History: November

November 6, 1972 – Members of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of NOW “sit in” at Rifle and Plow to…

This Month in History: October

October 1, 1973 – Anne Feeney and members of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of NOW started a rape crisis…

This Month in History: September

September 10, 1969 – Gerald Gardner filed a formal complaint on behalf of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of NOW…

This Month in History: August

August 20, 1967 – Wilma Scott Heide and nine other people founded the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of the National…

This Month in History: July

July 1, 1969 – Wilma Scott Heide is appointed to a three-year term as a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Human…

This Month in History: June

June 30, 1981 – Kick Off of the ERA Countdown Campaign led by NOW President Eleanor Smeal and Honorary Co-Chairs,…

This Month in History: May

May 2, 1977 – Birmingham Bookstore opened in Pittsburgh.  It was the first feminist bookstore in the city. May 8,…

This Month in History: February

February 9, 1972 – The Greater Pittsburgh Area NOW chapter proclaimed “Public Accommodations Week” to protest “men only” bars and…

This Month in History: January

January 8, 1968 – The National Organization for Women announced its support for Cindy Judd Hill, in her fight to…

This Month in History: April

April 1, 1972 – The Radical Feminist Collective founded the Pittsburgh Women’s Center to offer a range of services and…

This Month in History: March

March 7, 1969 – Members of Greater Pittsburgh Area NOW picketed outside the offices of the Pittsburgh Press to protest…