THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“Every generation you have to win your rights all over again. It’s never given to you in perpetuity.”
Songwriter, folksinger, composer, educator, author and lifelong civil rights, ERA and environmental rights advocate. Continues singing for those striving to build a better world. Appears frequently at women’s events. Founded the National Women’s Music Festival in 1974.
Interviewed by Chris Riddiough at the UIC Richard J. Daley Library, Chicago, IL, June 15, 2019
Photos 1 and 2. Kristin Lems. Photo 3. Kristin with Ellie Smeal, President of NOW, 1983.
More About Kristin:
- Kristin’s website
- Kristin’s Music on YouTube
- Kristin on Amazon
- National Women’s Music Festival – Women in the Arts Inc.
- Northern Spirit Radio – Guest Kristin Lems
- Freethought Matters with Kristin Lems
- Smithsonian Folkways compilation, The Social Power of Music
- Freedom From Religion Foundation, Freethought Heroine Award 1996
- Chicago Tribune Dec. 7, 1986 – Kristin discusses her feminist independence
- Chicago Tribune Oct. 6, 1995 – Moving Ahead
- Select newspaper clippings 1977 – 2015
- University of Illinois – The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
- Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute NOW National Conference, October 2, 1983.