FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 31, 2005
CONTACT: Patricia Barrera, Director of Community Education,
The Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation for Recovery, 503-236-7244
MEMORIAL TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY FEMINIST CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER ANDREA DWORKIN
Andrea Dworkin, internationally renowned radical feminist activist and author who helped break the silence around violence against women, died in her home on April 9. She was fifty-eight.
On Sunday, June 19th, the feminist community will come together to celebrate Andrea's life, and her work as a political artist of unparalleled passion and achievement. The memorial will be held at Liberty Hall, on 311 North Ivy St., beginning at 5 pm.
In her determination to articulate the experiences of poor, lower-class, marginal, and prostituted women, Andrea Dworkin deepened public awareness of rape, battery, pornography, and prostitution. She is co-author of the pioneering Minneapolis and Indianapolis ordinances that define pornography as a civil-rights violation against women.
Always innovative and often controversial, Dworkin carved out a unique position as one of the women's movement's most influential figures, from the early days of consciousness- raising to the "post-feminist" present.
The author of 13 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and countless speeches, essays and articles, Dworkin was one of feminism's most rigorous minds and fiercest crusaders.
"In every century, there are a handful of writers who help the human race to evolve. Andrea is one of them" -Gloria Steinem.