Joan Ariel files on women's political activism. 1970 - 1992 1971 - 1976
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The National Women's Political Caucus was formed in 1971 as a multiparty organization seeking to gain an equal voice and place for women in the political process at the local, state and national levels. The caucus and its state affiliates support women candidates for elective and appointive offices and seek to ensure that women hold policy-making positions in political parties. They have lobbied in state legislatures for the Equal Rights Amendment, women's reproductive rights, and other measures...
The National Organization for Women (NOW) was formed in Washington D.C. in 1966, and incorporated in 1967. The organization was formed to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of society, assuming all privileges and responsibilities in fully equal partnership with men. Local chapters were formed throughout the country and task forces were set up to deal with problems of women in areas such as employment, education, religion, poverty, law, politics, and image in the media....
Joan Ariel was a long-time staff member at the University of California (UC), active for nearly 20 years as the Women's Studies librarian at UC Irvine (UCI). Ariel also served as an instructor and the academic coordinator of Women's Studies. She was a key player in numerous UCI campus organizations and programs relating to lesbian and gay issues. She also authored the book Building Women's Studies Collections: A Resource Guide (1987). Ariel was the co-founder and first chair of the Women's Studi...