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Feld, Merle

 Person

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Activist Life Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00641
Overview A collection of life histories of women who have dedicated their lives to social and political activism. Fifteen interviews, conducted by Smith College students, document both the diversity and the persistence of women's activism, as organizers and as cultural workers, in a variety of social movements such as women's health, economic justice, LGBT liberation, peace, education, and environmental sustainability.
Dates of Materials: 2008 - 2009

Feld, Merle, 2008

 File — Multiple Containers
Overview In this oral history Merle Feld describes her desire to achieve something larger than the reality of her poor childhood in Brooklyn. The interview moves from the path through the years immediately following graduation from college that led her to her work organizing dialogues between Israeli and Palestinian women on the West Bank in 1989 through to a long discussion of that year. Feld notes that the courage she needed to facilitate these fraught dialogues came out of her work, as a Jewish...
Dates of Materials: 2008