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Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-18 - Page 16. November 18, 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4155/show/4134.

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(November 18, 1977). Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-18 - Page 16. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4155/show/4134

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Title Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-18
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Date November 18, 1977
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Transcript WHOSNNHO WHQ'SNNHO WHQ'SNNHO Marianna W. Davis (Columbia, S.C.) has been a community and civil rights activist for more than 20 years. In the early 1950's, she berated her all-male precinct officers about their ineffectiveness on community problems and ended up the first woman president of the precinct. During the early 1960's, at the height of the civil rights activities in her home town, she was seen disguised as a nurse going in and out of the county and city jails where her students were incarcerated. Holding master's and doctorate degrees in English from New DAVIS York University and Boston Uni versity, Davis received a gubernatorial appointment to the State Commission on Higher Education, again the first woman to serve. She currently is a college teacher in Columbia. Also a writer, she has published three books and numerous articles. Ruby Duncan (N. Las Vegas, Nev.) is a leader of the black and poor and founder of the Clark County Welfare Rights Organization and Operation Life, a private, nonprofit community organization for low and no income women. She has served as a director of the Nevada Health Care Corporation, the Economic Opportunity Board, Clark County Legal Services, National Health Law Project and the Food Research and Action Center. Duncan is active in numerous groups such as NAACP, Southern Nevada Human Relations, National Organization for Women, the National Women's Lobby and the Western Association of Neighborhood Health Centers. She attended the World Conference for Peace Convention in Moscow in 1973 and the International Women's Year in Mexico in 1975. Mary Ann Breakfield (Rock Hill, S.C.) is currently the attorney for Winthrop College in Rock Hill. She has a master's degree in English from U.C.L.A., a J.D. from California Western School of Law and she is working on a degree in labor law at George Washington University. She has been both a law and English instructor and worked as an affirmative action consultant in 1974 and 1975. Active in numerous legal associations, Dr. Breakfield was a member of the Rights of Women Committee and Equal Opportunity Law Section of the American Bar Association and she has sat on the Labor Relations Committee of the Federal Bar Association. Her other professional activities include serving as chapter attorney of the Boston National Organization for Women and participating in the Citizens Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Career Reentry Advisory Board of the Mecklenburg Commission on the Status of Women. She has coordinated conferences on "Title IX" and "Businesswomen in Transition" and has taught courses on "Women and the Law" and "Employment Discrimination Law." Dr. Breakfield's recent articles include "Survey of Women Attorneys in South Carolina" {The Transcript, 1976) "Decision '76" {The Johnsonian, 1976), "The Equal Rights Amendment and Equal Protection" (Rock Hill Evening Herald, 1975) and "The Impact of Franks vs. Bowman on 'Last Hired, First Fired,' " (unpublished). HATFIELD Nina Rose Hatfield (New Albany, Ohio) is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio. She was appointed Director of Attorney General William J. Brown's Equal Rights Amendment Law Project in 1975 and charged with development of legislation to eliminate sex discrimination in the Ohio Code. Hatfield was also responsible for providing public information related to sex discrimination within the legal system. The ERA Law Project was successful in drafting and lobbying for a bill to eliminate sex discrimination in insurance. In her capacity as Director of the ERA Law Project, Hatfield spoke before various groups and organizations, on media programs and with members of the press, and she supervised the publication of the ERA Law Project Bulletin as well as brochures explaining statutes dealing with sex discrimination. She is a member of the Governor's Task Force on Women; serves on the Board of Directors of the Women's Research and Policy Development Center, and is Treasurer of the United People for Women's Achievement, Research and Development. Hatfield's other activities include a broad spectrum of addresses, conferences and publications, such as "The ERA—Myth and Realities" (University of Mississippi, 1977), "The Law and Divorced Women" (Ohio State University, 1977), "Legislation and the Concerns of Women" (Cleveland, 1976) and "Toward Equality for Ohio Men and Women: The ERA and Legislative Response" (Ohio State Law Journal, 1976). Jean Ford (Las Vegas, Nev.) is a homemaker, graduate student and community activist who served two terms in the Nevada Assembly. She is the founder of Nevadans for ERA, introduced the ERA resolution in the 1973 legislative session, and co-sponsored bills to remove sex discrimination from Nevada law. Ford was the first woman appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve on the Western Regional Advisory Committee of the National Park Service and was a local and state president of the League of Women Voters. She is a member of Business and Professional Women and the American Association of University Women and is the originator and teacher of classes on "Involving Nevada Women in Politics and Public Affairs." Shirley Raissi Bysiewicz (Middletown, Conn.) is a law librarian and an active supporter of women's rights, particularly as they relate to the legal profession. She is a member of the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, the Connecticut Women's Educational and Legal Fund, the Connecticut Bar Association (treasurer) and Committees on the Status of Women for the Connecticut Bar Association and for the American Associa- RAISSI BYSIEWICZ tion of Law Schools. Jo Freeman, Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.) a participant in the women's movement since its inception, has organized several feminist groups, lectured in this country and abroad and has written extensively on the movement and women for scholarly journals, popular magazines and anthologies. Born in Atlanta, Dr. Freeman lived in Alabama, California and Illinois before moving to New York four years ago. She has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, "The Politics of Women's Liberation," was published by David McKay in 1975 and won a special IWY commemorative prize given that year by the American Political Science Association for the best analysis of women and politics. She has also published an anthology, Women: A Feminist Perspective, a major introductory women's studies textbook and is currently compiling a reader on social movements. In addition to her feminist activities, Dr. Freeman has worked on many electoral campaigns and ran for delegate to the Democratic Convention in 1972 and 1976. She attended the 1972 Convention as an alternate with the Chicago challenge delegation that unseated Mayor Daley. Dr. Freeman is currently a Staff Associate in Employment Policy at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. where she is preparing a research and development strategy on blue-collar women for the Employment and Training Administration. Miriam K. Slifkin, Ph.D. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) has worked over 20 years as a research biologist and lecturer in the U.S., England and France. She lists her occupation since 1973 as Women's Advocate. During 1974 and 1975 she worked with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's New Pioneers Program to design methods to eliminate sex bias in public schools and designed a research program to study the problem. During this time she was involved in the Chapel Hill-Carr- boro Rape Crisis Center setting up training sessions. In 1975 she helped found the North Carolina Rape Crisis Association, contacting agencies throughout the state, setting up guidelines, writing bylaws and securing the support of legal, medical and social agencies. Slifkin has also begun a referral service for women with medical, legal and social needs and has helped them combat job discrimination through filing charges through the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. She has also developed programs and secured funds to establish a refuge for battered women and their children. A prolific lecturer, Dr. Slifkin has given speeches on rape, the ERA, "Laws and Procedures for Fighting Discrimination,", "Sex Bias in the English Language," "Sex Bias in Textbooks," "The History of the Feminist Movement," "Identity Crisis in Adolescent Girls—Cause and Effect," "The Jewish Mother and Father" and "Keeping Women in Their Places—Physical Oppression." She has taught women's studies courses and courses on sexism in education, as well as coordinated and participated in numerous panels en "Women's Self- image," "Home, Work and the System" and "Power in Nursing." SLIFKIN Ask more of yourself. Learn Computer Technology. Make life give you what you want. Get the gaining that can get you started toward a career in Computer Technology. But first, learn how many of our graduates we helped place in their first job. Attend our Information Seminar. CALL 688-5902 TECHNICAL CAREER TRAINING WORLDWIDE CONTRpL DATA INSTITUTE €§> an education service of CONTRpL DATA CORPORATION Nancy Zumhagen, Director Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation .. .a continental organization dedicated to uphold and extend the philosophy of liberal religion while stressing woman power potential. .. Current Program Focus: "A Ministry To, For, By, and Among Women," working towards solutions to problems faced by older and displaced women, passage of ERA and reasonable abortion laws, elimination of sexist stereotyping, and other concerns of girls and women in today's changing society. VISIT OUR BOOTH...No. 133 Booth co-sponsors: the Unitarian Universalist Association, Beacon Press, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. DAILY BREAKTHROUGH NOVEMBER 18, 1977 PAGE 15