THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“Chicago NOW Really Was My Springboard.”
Educator, Lobbyist, Political organizer. B.A. Agnes Scott College, M.S. & Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. President, Chicago Chapter, NOW. Chair, Chicago NOW Political Action Committee. Organizer, Illinois ERA Countdown Campaign. Board of AIDS Foundation of Chicago. ACLU of Illinois Board. Univ. of Chicago – Associate Dean of Social Sciences division. Ounce of Prevention Fund – now known as Start Early.
Interviewed by Wilma Stevens and Mary-Ann Lupa, VFA Board, August 2021
Photo. Mary highlighted in the film, Fighting For the Obvious, 1982.
More About Mary:
- Mary Brandon’s election leaflet, Women’s Rights Candidate for Delegate in the 9th Congressional District Committed to Walter Mondale, March 20, 1984
- Mary highlighted in Fighting For the Obvious, a television documentary, written by Lynn Kanter, produced by Virago Video, 1982
- National Organization for Women, Chicago Chapter Records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago
- AIDS Foundation of Chicago website
- ACLU of Illinois website
- Start Early website