VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: ROBIN KAUFMANveteranfeminists2023-02-20T11:40:07-05:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“My greatest contribution was to prevent divisiveness.”
A grassroots community organizer and leader in Chicago. Taught auto repair to women in the early 1970s, the early days of CWLU’s Liberation School for Women. Staffed an “underground” childcare center in Chicago. Co-chair of the abortion task force that was a joint effort of NOW and CWLU. Helped draft the first municipal gay rights ordinance in Chicago and brought it to national NOW as a model for other cities in the early 1970s. Illinois state officer for national NOW. Worked in political campaigns to elect pro-ERA candidates.
A Conversation with Robin Kaufman, April – May 2022