1944: the logos upper left is a portrait we sent to my father when he was off fighting Hitler.

Tom and me, 1948.

1951: Tom, Bob, Mom, Dad, me.

1959: High school yearbook photo.

1964: College graduation yearbook photo.

1966, in London, by Ann Snitow.

1970: Bread and Roses demonstration, Boston: Margie Davies, Fran Ansley, and me singing, by Ann Popkin

1970: Bread and Roses demonstration, Fran Ansley and me singing, by Ann Popkin.

1973: at the Ming Tombs on a cultural workers trip to China organized by The Guardian.

1973: With guide, in China.

1978: CARASA demonstration against speech by Joseph Califano, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, after passage of the Hyde Amendment.

Same NYU demonstration against Califano.  Ridiculous sunglasses.

1980: photo for cover of The Rising of the Women, by Alice Bissell.

 1982, Photo for RIvington Street, by Alice Bissell.


1986: Chairing the women's protest meeting at PEN Congress, with Betty Friedan.  My glasses had just broken so I had to wear sunglasses, and couldn't fit into my proper clothes becauase I had recently had a baby—ouch.

1989: My hat from the Paris flea market.

1991: Speaking at PEN Congress in Rio.

1995: demonstration at the NGO forum at the Beijing Conference on Women; me and Ninotchka Rosca.

1996: First world conference on gender and censorship, Bellagio, Italy, organized by Women's WORLD. Front row: Fahmida Riaz, Asenath Odaga, Mariella Sala, Svetlana Alexievich, me, Miriam Tlali, Hasna Mekdashi, Grace Paley.  Middle row: Marjorie Agosin, Christiana Lambrinidis, Ritu Menon, Lucy Friedman, Gertrude Fester, Eva Hung, Maria Jovita Zarate, Ninotchka Rosca, Ama Ata Aidoo.  Top row: Paula Giddings, Nadia Azhgikhina, Angelica Gorodischer, Christina Fonseca, Lynn Szwaja, Leslie Kaplan, Ana Pizarro.

2000: Women's WORLD panel at Zimbabwe International Book Fair.  Left to right: Ritu Menon, Pat McFadden, me, Ama Ata Aidoo.

2000: Women's WORLD panel at Zimbabwe International Book Fair.  Left to right: Pat McFadden, me, Ama Ata Aidoo.

2009: Authors at book party for Night School Voices. First row, left to right: Judith Marshall, Nancy Butler-Henry, Mike Stainback, Zenzile Greene.  Second row: Julie Ruben, Loteefah Jones, me, Sandy Jean-Bart, Dan Cunningham. Photo by Sam Alcoff.

2009, photo by Miriam Berkely.



Rivington Street

Loved Rivington Street, can't believe this bookaholic has just discovered your books! Just found Union Square on Amazon and can hardly bear the wait until it graces my mailbox. Thank you for not only writing an entertaining novel but reminding your readers of the struggle of working men and women to attain the rights we now take for granted. My mother and father both worked in non-union factories in their youth and Rivington street brought their stories to life. I remember my mother saying, "When the union came in, we thought we had died and gone to heaven. We only had to work 40 hours a week and made $8.00!" I never doubted her stories but your novel illuminated my memory and I could almost hear my mother chuckling and saying. "I told you so!". Thank you again and I wish more books were like Rivington Street, a hearty mind meal instead of the mounds of mind candy available at every bookstore.

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