October 2019

The VFA Pioneer Histories Project

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“A Lifetime of Championing Women’s Reproductive Rights.” Interviewed by Penny Stoil, VFA Board, March 2019. Videographer: Ron Myrvik PS:  Sybil Shainwald — you’ve been quoted as saying that you were born a feminist. Today at the age of 90, with your life and work dedicated to women’s health reform and social justice, you’re a testament to that. You taught public school, married the love of your life, Sidney Shainwald, raised four children and then earned a Master’s in history at Columbia University. Your family marched for civil rights and women’s rights, and you were an early member of NOW. You [...]