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Iris Shun-Ru Chang

Success as an author made Iris Chang into a public figure. The Rape of Nanking placed her in great demand as a speaker and as an interview subject, and, more broadly, as a spokesperson for the viewpoint that the Japanese government had not done enough to compensate victims of their invasion of China.

Iris Shun-Ru Chang

Success as an author made Iris Chang into a public figure. The Rape of Nanking placed her in great demand as a speaker and as an interview subject, and, more broadly, as a spokesperson for the viewpoint that the Japanese government had not done enough to compensate victims of their invasion of China.

Joy O

Joy O is a survivor of Domestic Violence who had to flee her home country with her two children , to re-start her life in the United States of America. Despite the hurdles of not having any family or friends, staying in a family shelter and no income, she has been able to enroll the kids back in school and also get certified as a Microsoft...

Berta Cáceres

Berta Cáceres was born in 1972 in Honduras....

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is a Mexican and Lebanese actress,...

Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler, also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, nom de guerre "Jolanta" (15 February 1910 – 12 May 2008),[1] was a Polish nurse, humanitarian, and social worker who served in the Polish Underground during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw, and was head of the children's section of Żegota,[2][3] the Polish Council to Aid Jews...

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in...

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born on August 2, 1942 in...

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100 Years! Stay Tuned ... A Centennial Anniversary Celebration of Women's Suffrage in New York State

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6PM to 8PM, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 155 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

WomensActivism.NYC at the NYC Department of Records and Information Services, BMCC Tribeca PAC, and the Women’s Resource Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College honor the women who won the right to vote in NYS in 1917 and people fighting for justice today.

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