Gloria Steinem at Rollins

WCAFL was among those at the FEMINIST FORUM at Rollins College, Winter Park FL Oct 28-29 commemorating the 45th anniversary of the modern women’s movement.

“An Evening With Gloria Steinem” opened the forum. The crowded stadium-seated fully engaged audience of 3,000 was transfixed as they imbibed the inspiring and motivating words of Gloria Steinem, icon of feminism’s “second wave.   Gloria, the keynote speaker of the Forum, founder of MS magazine, a writer, lecturer and feminist activist continues the pursuit of equality for women, minorities and the disadvantaged worldwide.


Among those 3,000 attending were Judith Segall and Bonnie Sprung, WCAFL past-presidents,  Judith Kaplan, WCAFL VP and as Veteran Feminists of America ( VP, a Coordinator of the Rollins College – VFA Feminist Forum, and WCA, Fl members Elaine Person, Charon Luebbers, and Rhyssa Scott-Smith.  


WCAFL took the opportunity to distribute membership applications to the  newly enlightened audience.


The two day intergenerational event culminated six months of intergenerational dialogs between Rollins College Women’s Studies. Students and veteran VFA feminists who had been at the ramparts of the “feminist movement” from the 1960s’ onward.  Other events included Gloria Steinem “Gloria” and Patricia Schroeder, “Pat”, former Colorado Congresswoman and Presidential candidate in a discussion on “Our Journey To Equality”.  Capping the event was  “Feminists Are Funny” a performance by Guerilla Girls On Tour. GGs, founded in 1985 by a group of women artists to focus on how women’s art was “missing” in museums, galleries, art history literature and collections.  The GGOT travel worldwide bringing that message to the public especially on college campuses.


More information about the Forum is at

The Guerilla Girls will also be  at LA 40th Anniversary conference. Also as a part of the event was a silent auction, featuring her triptych “Gloria” donated by none other than WCA’s Linda Stein.




Karen Heidler in Brooksville

Karen Heidler was accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition in Sarasota, FL which will take place on Sept. 19-25, 2011.

Karen will be showing some of her art at an art exhibit featuring WCA Artists and other female artists at The Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery in Brooksville, FL. An art reception will be held on Thursday, October 13th from 5-7pm. - Karen's website:



Kudos to Ellen West

...whose proposal for an Art in Public Places project was selected and wasl installed in August in the new Senior Recreation Center in Gainesville.

Mixed media, 3 panels, called "Words, words, words!"

Ellens website is






Kudos to Judith Segall for

The Supper Party in Atlanta this past March




Contributing artists to Judy's "Supper Party" were Ellen West, Ofra Friedman, Charon Luebbers, and Bonnie Sprung, all members of our Florida Chapter.


From National WCA were Anne Krauss of Massachusetts, Annelise Jarvis Hansen from Copenhagen, Lynn Friedman of San Francisco Meredith Dalglish of Oregon and Bonita Tabakin Latterner of DC/ Maryland.








Kudos to Judy Kaplan

The Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) recently posted an article about Judy. Judy is on the Board of Directors for the VWA and has previously served as President of our WCA Florida chapter.


VFA is the foremost source of information about the Second Wave women's movement for journalists, historians and other writers. Here is the link: Veteran Feminists of America



Kudos also to Ellen West and Judith Segall

for their inclusion in Man as Object- Reversing the Gaze, at the SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco in november.


Ellen's work "Handiman Special" will be in the catalogue as will Judith's "You've Seen One, You've Seen 'em All" and "Thou Shalt Put No Other Gods Before Me"


For further information visit the website Man as Object-Reversing the Gaze



MAN as OBJECT - Reversing the Gaze

The exhibition ‘Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze’  will examine the visibility of men and masculinity from female/feminist/transgender perspectives.  In the context of this exhibition, the male figure will assume the historically 'female' role with the male body and its gender expression shown as spectacle for a woman's viewing and contemplation. This truly feminist stance positions the surveyor as critic of traditional gender roles, problematizing notions of 'men,' 'male,' 'masculinity,' 'women' and 'female.’ This is an inclusive show for women and transgender artists to challenge what it means for 'women' to look at 'men.' 

‘Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze’ SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA  November 4 - 30, 2011. 


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