VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: JOAN ISRAELveteranfeminists2023-02-27T19:18:31-05:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
July 24, 1930 – December 30, 2014
“NOW just grabbed me – I thought this was my heritage.”
Psychotherapist, Author, Activist.National Organization for Women: Founding member, Detroit chapter, 1969. President, 1970-1974. Organized and chaired childcare committee, 1968-1970. NOW board, 1976-1977. Co-editor,Looking Ahead: A Woman’s Guide to the Problems and Joys of Growing Older, 1977. Author,Surviving the Change: A Practical Guide to Menopause, 1980. Produced 2 short films, “Women Alone” and “To Life”.Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, 1952. Master’s in Social Work, Smith College, 1954.
Photo. Joan Israel (left), NOW President and Pat McEllerat, NOW V.P. of Political Affairs, MI, 1972.