Rape Crisis Center (Washington, D.C.)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: B00002
Scope and Contents This publication started as the Feminist Alliance Against Rape Newsletter. According to their editorial statement, "the purpose of Aegis is to aid the efforts of progressive feminists and community based groups working to end violence against women. To this end, Aegis provides practical information and resources for grass roots organizers, along with promoting a continuing discussion among progressive feminists and others of the root...
Dates of Materials: 1974-1987
Overview The D.C. Rape Crisis Center was founded in 1972 as one of the first anti-rape organizations and the first Rape Crisis Center in the country. At the time it was started, the Center had a primary goal of being run by women of color, which was achieved during various periods through its history. This collection contains orientation information for new volunteers, as well as event information, various publications, and pamphlets. Addition material includes handwritten notes (loose and in...
Dates of Materials: 1971-1984
Overview Loretta J. Ross is a Reproductive Rights advocate, Civil Rights activist, feminist, women's health activist. Her papers contain speeches, writings, correspondence, organization and conference files, and audiovisual materials. The collection pertains primarily to Ross' activism for reproductive justice rights for women of color, anti-violence, international human rights work, and particularly to issues related black women's health. Other topics include abortion, women's health, teenage...
Dates of Materials: 1956 - 2014
Overview Political activist; Health reformer; Feminist; Civil rights activist. The papers consist of extensive files pertaining to Nkenge Touré's activism in health reform and civil and political rights for African American women. SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and the D.C. Rape Crisis Center are well-documented, as are many conferences and workshops in which Touré participated. Touré's international work in these fields is also represented, and there is a small amount of...
Dates of Materials: 1968-2014