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Margaret "Peg" Strobel Biography by Jennifer Palmer and Margaret "Peg" Strobel(1999)

Margaret "Peg" Strobel teaches history and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She has written about the CWLU and is working on a book about it aimed at high school and lower-division college students. She was not a member of the CWLU, because she was living in Kenya (where she first heard about the organization from a visiting U.S. feminist) and in Los Angeles and completing her PhD.

During the 1970s, she was a founder of the Socialist Community School of the New American Movement (NAM, a socialist feminist organization), which was patterned after the CWLU's Liberation School. She first met CWLU members when the Blazing Star chapter of the CWLU joined NAM following the demise of the women's union. The Women's Studies Program at UIC was founded by CWLU members and remains a lasting CWLU legacy.