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.

This Month in History: October

This Month in History: October

October 1, 1973 – Anne Feeney and members of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of NOW started a rape crisis hotline that would become Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR).

October 1, 1977 – The first “Take Back the Night” march in Pittsburgh was organized by Women Against Violence in the Media and Pornography.

October 3, 2015 – Eleanor Smeal was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame at Seneca Falls, New York.

October 22, 1968 –  Wilma Scott Heide and members of the Greater Pittsburgh Area NOW chapter stage a “sit in” at Stouffer’s Men’s Grille to protest exclusion of women in public accommodations.

October 23, 1968 –  Wilma Scott Heide and several members of the Greater Pittsburgh Area NOW chapter testified at public hearings held by the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations for the need to add sex as a protected category to the anti-discrimination ordinance.

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