Triangle Area Lesbian Feminists (TALF) – Many of our narrators were aware of TALF, some of whom were members.
Hassle House - Hassle House was a drop-in center as well as crisis line based on a collective model run by volunteer staff. All volunteers were automatically on board of directors if willing and all decisions were made by consensus. Hassle House was funded and eventually taken over by the Durham County Mental Health Department where it became the primary crisis line for Durham County. It eventually joined forces with Raleigh and Chapel Hill and began to educate counselors outside of North Carolina.
[Suzi Woodard quote- 34-43]
PICES-(Peer Information Service for Counseling and Education in Sexuality) started by Reverend Helen Crotwell, first peer counselors joined in fall of 1973.
[Suzi Woodard quote- 24-30:30]
Ladyslipper is a women’s music organizer and distributor. Founded in 1976, their mission is “heighten public awareness of the achievements of women artists and musicians, and to expand the scope and availability of musical and literary recordings by women” (ladyslipper.org). It began as a four-page guide to women’s music and then became a music label and concert sponsor. Margie Sved recalls that Ladyslipper concerts brought together women from all over the Triangle, something that other events or cr groups failed to do. Today it exists as an online resource with over 15,000 artists and titles.
IPAC was an international company based in Carborro, NC. The acronym stood for two different names, one of which was the International Pregnancy Advisory Council. They had a public front and a more secretive mission. The private mission of the group was to make abortion safe all over the world.
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International pregnancy advisory council which, as I said, had 2 fronts. A public front and a private front. And the private front was…to disseminate birth control and even abortion devices all over the world. So they were an international company that was dedicated to making abortion safe all over the world. And they were a pretty cool group, I thought. Based in Carborro. And as I told you in that message, I knew that if we came to a hard place with a, let’s say a teenager, as we did, who could not afford an abortion and was too far along to get an abortion in North Carolina, but had some sort of dreadful family situation so that it would have been dangerous and horrible for her to carry it to term and have a baby, we sent her to new York with their money. And she went by herself, which is pretty scary. I think she was 16. (Risa: Was that a teenager you met through the memorial hospital?) Yep, yep, she was one of my patients…Clients we called them. ~Lorna Chafe
Womancraft was started by many of the same women from Group 22, plus a few others, who started Lollipop Power. Based in Chapel Hill, it was originally a women’s art gallery and collective that gave women artists and crafters a place to sell their work. It still exists today, and is still a collective, but is no longer exclusive of men.
Community School for People Under Six was started by members of Group 22 and Group 27 after the University of North Carolina refused to provide day care for employees and students. It still exists today.
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