Women and the Politics of Empowerment

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MARTHA A. ACKELSBERG is Professor of Government at Smith College. Her articles on the politics of community life, women's political activism, and the Spanish anarchist movement have appeared in Feminist Studies, Radical America, Tikkun, and other publications. She has long been active in Jewish feminist activities, in both the Jewish and the secular feminist communities, and is a member of the board of Equity Institute. Ackelsberg is currently at work on Strong Is What We Make Each Other, a book about Mujeres Libres, a Spanish anarchist women's organization.

ANN BOOKMAN is an anthropologist and Assistant Director of the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. Her research has focused on the interface between women's work and family lives in her study of Luo women in Kenya and of blue-collar women workers in the United States. A longtime activist in the women's movement and the labor movement, Bookman has worked on reproductive rights issues and on increasing women's role in their unions. Her current research, initiated while she was a Research Associate at the Stone Center of Wellesley College, is on parental leave as a key public policy issue for working mothers and fathers.

ZALA CHANDLER is Associate Professor of Education at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. She has published articles on the Black liberation struggle in the United States and in South Africa, and on the role of Black women in those movements. Chandler is a founding member of SISA (Sisters in Support of Sisters in South Africa) and a member of the International Resource Network of Women of African Descent. She also serves on the Board of MADRE, an organization which promotes woman-to-woman exchange between the peoples of the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean.

CYNTHIA B. COSTELLO is Director for the Program in Employment and Volunteerism Opportunities for Older Workers at the Villers Foundation in Washington, D.C. She was

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