Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Bryony Schwan describes her early background, her first sight of Missoula, and the events that led her to champion environmental and feminism side-by-side. She explains the impact of toxins on the environment and the results of Women's Voices for the Earth WVE and other organizations on eliminating and limiting toxins.
Dates: 2002 May 14
Overview Carol Snetsinger explains the events leading up to the initiation of the equal rights/benefits for partners lawsuit titled Snetsinger v. State of Montana, the hate mail and arson that followed, and the overwhelming community support in response. She describes her experiences as a spokesperson for gay rights in Missoula and Montana and recalls her early months in Missoula searching for a gay community.
Dates: 2002 July 28
Overview Carol Williams describes her early years in Butte, Montana, early role models in AAUW, and teaching in the Butte Head Start program. She explains the Peace Links organization and their goal of empowering women's voices on a community and national level and their later work in promoting international links with women. Williams also describes her viewpoint and efforts on behalf of teachers and education.
Dates: 2002 June 18
Overview Caryl Wickes-Connick discusses her initial interest in domestic violence in the mid-seventies and her subsquent work to establish women's shelters and to acquire funding to study spousal abuse and lobby for laws that protected victims and defined domestic abuse as a criminal offense.
Dates: 2001 May 11
Overview Cat Carrel describes her early years, her education, her definition of feminism, and how she became the editor of Outspoken, a Missoula, Montana based gay and lesbian newsletter. She also discusses her role as one of the original organizers of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center in Missoula.
Dates: 2001 August 1
Overview Diane Sands describes growing up in the Sixties and changes in society including race, gender equity struggles, civil unrest, religious faction joined by politics, and feminist issues amidst the protests. She explains how consciousness-raising groups functioned in Missoula and other Montana towns, the tension between the University of Montana--Missoula administrators and radical groups, the growth of the Women's Center on campus, and the founding of Women's Studies.
Dates: 2000 December 15
Overview Dolly Browder describes her family's labor background and suggests that it encouraged the non-conformist attitude that led to her forming the first all women forest firefighting crew called the Red Star, actively participating in 1970s women's consciousness raising groups, becoming a midwife, battling to attain legal status for midwifery in Montana, and training new midwives. Browder was also active in organizations such as the University of Montana Women's Resource Center, Women's Place, and...
Dates: 2002 March 4
Overview Gail Gutsche describes her early background and first interest in feminism after explaining that her work in Montana began at the Missoula Planned Parenthood and her involvement in the Reproductive Rights Coalition since 1992. She describes how that background along with an earlier experience with a feminist publishing company was good training for being in the legislature. Gutsche discusses her feminism-related legislative focuses including insurance coverage for contraception, promoting sex...
Dates: 2001 April 18
Overview Jennifer Euell describes her early years and education. She explains her transition from journalism to social work and to her current position as Coordinator of SARS (Sexual Assault Recovery Service) at the University of Montana. Euell discusses her interactions with other groups on and off campus in working with sexual assault victims.
Dates: 2001 May 4
Overview Judy Smith describes her pro-choice work in Austin, Texas and her intent to carry that work forward in Missoula, Montana. Smith explains the work of the Missoula Women's Place, a feminist collective organization, and it's role as an intermediate step to opening an abortion clinic. She also explains the non-hierarchical organization of Women's Place, their work with rape victims, domestic violence, community education, and the group's funding issues. Smith discusses her own perspective on...
Dates: 2001 April 23