Chicago History Museum: referencedIn: Strobel, Margaret, 1946-. . This thesis will examine the relationship between the development of socialist feminism in the central organization and in the activist health projects. Collections of Original Material produced by Women’s Liberation: Radical Feminism, A Documentary Reader Barbara A. N.p.. The Original Women's Liberation Movement - Duration: 25:21. Corpus ID: 157940887. The Anti-Rape Movement of the 1970s in Chicago provided an opportunity for women to feel empowered by generating change within institutions. For example, socialist feminist wanted to integrate the recognition of sex discrimination with their work to achieve justice, equality for women, working classes, the poor and all humanity. The organization provided abortion referrals and clandestine abortions. The Liberation School taught women practical and technological skills such as producing low priced political art or running pregnancy tests. Formats. Contact us. The organization, commonly referred to as Jane, was founded by women’s liberation activists in Chicago in 1969 to reduce the number of unsafe and expensive abortions being performed by unqualified providers. The Union organized women with the self-proclaimed collective goal of achieving liberation from sexism and inequality. CWLU also had a Legal Clinic that provided advice and services. CWLU recognized that the liberation of women was not possible unless it also fought against racism and capitalism, and for gay and lesbian liberation. The Chicago Women's Liberation Union founded the Liberation School to "bring women into contact with the philosophies of the women's movement through a force that established media" and to "create a place where women could learn skills oriented to women's needs," that would be difficult to acquire in male-dominated educational environments. Web. Abortion Counseling Service of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union went even further, creating an underground feminist abortion service in 1963. Usually these attorneys did not help the victims seek the justice they deserved. The women's liberation movement of the late 1960s and early '70s was an outgrowth of an overall radicalization in society, kicked off by the civil rights movement. Web. Campus chapters in the CWLU included but were not limited to University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Loyola, Northwestern, Roosevelt, Harold Washington, and Dominican University. "[3] The purpose statement of the organization expressed that "Changing women's position in society isn't going to be easy. They fought against sexism in park districts and neighborhoods. Lesbianism and socialist feminism : a position paper of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. It is estimated that from 1969 to 1973 the Jane … "A Short History of Women's Studies at UIC." eng. Their involvement with issues of sexism, oppression, and inequality ranged from promoting women's sport leagues to helping women understand issues on a global scale. The Fight For Women's Rights | Flashback | NBC News - … 1969 and played a leading role in the women [s liberation movement in Chicago during much of the 1970s. Sponsors. Send us your news and announcements. When police gave credibility to the charge of rape, they often treated the situation without sincerity and did not take the victims seriously. Web. When abortion was legalized, the Abortion Counseling Service fought for access and safety at clinics while providing affordable pregnancy tests.