Leading the CWLU Into Outreach

A proposal by Jenny Rohrer and Judy Sayad for guiding the work of CWLU. Written in about 1975.

This paper is a definition of outreach work. It starts with an overall section about what outreach is, and then talks about specific programs and how they can do better outreach, or start doing any at all.

Why We Believe in Outreach
Outreach means getting to know a lot of people; it means bring women’s consciousness and politics into the everyday lives of people.
Outreach is going to their house to meet with their group of friends rather than inviting them to a meeting at your house or at the office.

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Lesbianism and Socialist Feminism

A position paper of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union. Written by the Gay Women’s Group of the CWLU and adopted by the CWLU at its annual membership conference, November, 1972.

Women’s liberation and gay liberation have a lot in common. Both were born out of an awareness that women and male and female homosexuals are discriminated against in jobs, in schools, and by law, and are oppressed by a culture with strict sex role expectations. But to understand how women’s oppression and gay people’s oppression are related to each other, and to discover the relationship of lesbianism to the women’s movement, we need a deeper understanding of the structure and functioning of our society. In this paper we want to examine these questions from our perspective as socialist-feminists.

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