"The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group."
"FMF engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development programs, and participates in and organizes forums on issues of women's equality and empowerment. Our sister organization, the Feminist Majority, engages in lobbying and other direct political action, pursuing equality between women and men through legislative avenues."
The Kootenays is home to Canada's oldest rural women's centre, and hosted Canada's earliest Women's Festivals. We organized and struggled to change archaic laws and practices, and began the struggle for child care that continues to today. The preservation of these stories, and others, their challenges and successes, is an idea whose time has come. We can learn from the past and achieve more in the future.
NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. Our purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society — sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.