THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“I believe too in the often-invisible value of women who lead from the middle of movements.”
Lake County Illinois NOW Chapter, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairperson Rape Task Force, Member Task Force on Employment Compliance and Enforcement; National NOW Office Staff, Bookkeeper; NOW Staff Union, Organization of Social Change Employees (O.S.C.E.), President; Chicago NOW Legal Advocate Corps, Chair Employment Committee; 8th Day Center for Justice/Food Justice Programs (Hunger Project), Food Stamp Hotline Coordinator and Network Coordinator; Midwest Women’s Center, Director, Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Women and Affirmative Action/Training Consultant; Sr. Leader Coach, Change Consultant.
Interviewed by Kathy Rand, VFA Executive VP, October 2019
Photo 1. Audrey, National NOW staff bookkeeper. Shared with permission of Jane R. Plitt, National Organization for Women Records, 1959-2002; item description, dates. MC 496, folder #, or M-152, reel # Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Photo 2. Audrey holding flag on left – ERA March, Chicago mid-1970’s.
More About Audrey:
- Audrey Denecke Bio
- National Organization for Women, Chicago Chapter Records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Selected newspaper clippings 1975 – 1983
- Hearings before the Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations and Nutrition. Audrey Denecke prepared statement, Food Justice Programs, 1979
- Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities. Statement of Audrey Denecke, Midwest Women’s Center, August 1981