Rape Crisis Center (Washington, D.C.)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The D.C. Rape Crisis Center was founded in 1972 as one of the first rape crisis centers in the country, and the only center at the time run primarily by and for women of color. 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 notebooks), largely by Deb Friedman, on Feminist Alliance Against Rape (FAAR) and AEGIS meeting proceedings, as well as...
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: 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...