Keeping the Flame Alive
Take inspiration from the lives and work of six women
whose passion for justice and commitment to their communiities
make the world a better place for all.
Table Candidate: Winona LaDuke
-Speak Truth to Power: Kek Galabru, Wangari Maathai, Senal
Sarihan, Maria Teresa Tula
- Street Fighting Woman: Cheri Honkala
- Mementos of a Movement: Coline Jenkins-Sahlin
Disney Shrunk the Kids
What's in your child's VCR these days? We asked progressive
parents and their kids what they watch. The answers might
Dorothy Roberts talks about reproductive rights in black
Women and Venture Capital: Women vie for a place in
the world of high-tech venture capital.
Notes: Grrl power to Scotland ASAP and more
Page: Making Mischief
Who's Coming to Dinner Now?, by Angela Dillard
Toy Guns, by Lisa Norris
Boy Still Missing, by John Searles
Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Women and Popular Music, by Sheila Whiteley
Person: Give Me Shelter
-Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria
for Woman of the Year
Tell us who you think should be recognized in this special
1984, Ms. broke new ground by naming writer/psychologist
Carol Gilligan Woman of the Year and creating an annual award
to recognize women's contributions to the life of the planet.
The award has celebrated extraordinary women who are making
a positive difference and has challenged the notion that great
works, inspiring deeds, or groundbreaking acts are the sole
province of men.
us who you think should be recognized in this special
issue and why. The women can be from anywhere in the world
and should be recognized for some change-making or groundbreaking
action or activity that occurred during the 12-month period
between Spetember 2000 and August 2001.
Submissions are due by August 15, 2001.
Send your recommendations to:
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Recognizing the fact that women's trailblazing, activsm, and
accomplishments know no bounds, after the first year, the editors
made the award plural rather than singular saluting Women
of the Year rather than one woamn. And from the beginning Ms.
sought to recognize women from many different walks of life.
We're celebrating grassroots, national and international activists,
political leaders, scientists and scholars, writers, artists,
entertainers, athletes, and entrepreneurs. But recently, during
a period when I was not longer in women's hands, the awards
Free at last, Ms. is reclaiming that tradition. We will
celebrate the first of our twenty-first century Women of the
Year in the December 2001/January 2002 issue.