“Be passionate and be involved in what you believe in, and do it as thoroughly and honestly and fearlessly as you can.”  ― Marie Colvin

On this day, August 19th, 100 years ago, Donna Allen was born in Petosky, Michigan. Allen would go on to found the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in 1972 with the goal to “increase communication among women and reach the public with our experience, perspectives, and opinions.” Since 2019 the WIFP has conferred the Women and Media Award to women in the public sphere who have each used their talents and unique perspective on the world to educate and empower women across the country and the world. This week a bit about these inspiring women, Donna Allen, and the WIFP.

Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press

Donna Allen, “a feminist and an organizer”

Women and Media Award winners:

2012: Maurine Beasley

2014: Tobe Levin

2015: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

2016: Soraya Chemaly

2017: Vinie Burrows

2018: Angela Peabody

2019: Luci Murphy

Women of the Washington Press, Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence by Maurine Beasley

Tobe Levin’s UnCut/Voices’ Press

‘The Land is the Body of the Native People’: Talking with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemaly

Interviews with Vinie Burrows from the Performing Arts Legacy Project

An interview with Angela Peabody on Read. Think. Act.

“Luci Murphy: A D.C. Cultural Warrior”

@ Alabama Chanin

For a morning of making and fellowship join us for Third Tuesdays tomorrow at The Factory.

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