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Diane Horwitz Biography by Diane Horwitz (1999)

I became a member of the CWLU in 1970. I began in a rap group called the Midwives (of the Revolution). I was also involved with a High School/ Community College outreach group that did organizing and education with young women. Liberation School classes and consciousness raising groups were developed at many high schools and colleges throughout the Chicago region. I was on the planning committee for the national Socialist Feminist Conference held in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1975, served on the CWLU speakers bureau and steering committee. Since that time I have been teaching at a local community college, where a women's program for adult returning students that I developed is now celebrating its 25th anniversary!