Women for Racial and Economic Equality
Communist Party "intermediate form"
In 2010, Angelo D'Angelo, Ed Wlody and Kevin Keating wrote a paper for consideration at the Communist Party USA's 29th National Convention, entitled "To Build Our Party — Rebuild Left and Intermediate Forms" calling for the re-establishment of party "intermediate forms".
- In the past, the Party helped to launch left and intermediary forms. Many will remember their initials: NAIMSAL (National Anti-imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberation), WREE (Women for Racial and Economic Equality), TUAD (Trade Unionists for Action and Democracy), USPC (the US Peace Council, an affiliate of the World Peace Council), NAARPR (National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, "The Alliance") and others.
NYC WREE-Sponsored Meeting
According to a short article in the CPUSA newspaper Daily World, Sept. 27, 1980, "Report on Women's Parley", WREE was sponsoring a meeting in New York City featuring "a report back, this Sunday, on the July United Nations Mid-Decade Women's Conference and Forum held in Copenhagen."
"Reports will be presented by six women who attended the conference. They are:
- Dr. Erna Bryant, Director, Center for Racial Justice, YWCA
- Vinie Burrows - U.N. representative Women's International Democratic Federation , the congressional identified Soviet international women's front; veteran CPUSA front supporter and leader of WREE
- Kay Camp - Women's International League for Peace and Freedomn , a CPUSA dominated "peace" organization affiliated with WIDF. Camp was a longtime leader of the Hanoi Lobby in the various Mobes and PCPJ.
- Walteen Grady - president, [[Washington DC) area Women for Racial and Economic Equality WREE
- Blanche Shaw - Coalition of Labor Union Women , a leftist organization founded, in part, by the CPUSA and heavily influenced by them in the leadership structure at both the national and local levels.
- Karen Talbot - World Peace Council - ; longtime member of the CPUSA who functioned as one of their key international workers, along with Sandy Pollack, Abe Feinglass, Ernest DeMaio, and a few others.
"The program will also feature poetry reading by Bernadine and dance performances by Beti Garcia and Ruth Kornesaroff. The meeting, organized by WREE, is set for Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Green Room of 13 Astor Place (District 65 UAW District 65. A $2 contribution ($1 unemployed) is being asked."
Chicago leaders: May 5 1981 letter to Chicago WREE supporters, signed by;
WREE national mailing list April 1982:
- Paula Matabane, Washington DC
- Margo Nikitas, New York
- Loretta Benjamin, New York
- Pearl Grady, New York
- Dolly Levin, New York
- Joyce Henderson, Pittsburgh
- Judy Kolokoff, Chicago
- Lois St. Aubin, Detroit
- Virginia Weitlauf, Detroit
- Shirley Nuss, Detroit
- Maureen Sheehy, Minneapolis
- Judy Gold, Minneapolis
- Leslie Loew-Blosser, Minneapolis
- Anagilda Abramowitz, Member-at-Large, Warwick, Rhode Island
- Barbara Kaplan, Member-at-Large, Eureka, California
- Nancy Polin, Member-at-Large, Berkeley, California
- Pat Blawis, Member-at-Large, Tuscon, Arizona
- Belinda Collins, Member-at-Large, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Diane Mohney, Member-at-Large, Philadelphia
- Margie Akin, Member-at-Large, Riverside, California
- Elaine Burns, Member-at-Large, Grassroots Women's House, Little Rock, Arkansas
- Leila Broughton, Member-at-Large, Wilmington, Delaware
- Lynda Richardson, Member-at-Large, San Antonio, Texas
- Elaine Sue Good, Member-at-Large, Urbana, Illinois
- Barbara Regan, Member-at-Large, Westover, West Virginia
- Betty Rogers, Member-at-Large, Steubenville, Ohio
- Gerri Peck, Member-at-Large, Portland, Oregon
- Maggie Kailin, Member-at-Large, Madison Wisconsin
March 8, 1982 letter to Chicago WREE supporters, signed by;
First Annual Fannie Lou Hammer Awards Dinner
According to an article, "Plan award's dinner to honor activists", Daily World, Feb. 19, 1983, p. 4.
"Ms. Bozeman and Ms. Wilder were unjustly convicted of vote fraud when they helped elderly people vote in Pickens County, Alabama. They were jailed but later released due to nationwide protests. Currently, ms. Wilder and Ms. Bozeman are on parole and denied the use of their voting rights..."
"Joing WREE will be city and state officials; leaders from civil rights organizations and liberation movement, and representatives from church and women's groups."
- Judge Bruce Wright
- Ruth Messinger - City Councilwoman (i.e. NY City)
- Representative Charles Rangel
- Garaldine Daniels - (possibly of NYC)
- Josephine LeBeau - of the Coalition of Labor Union Women CLUW (a heavily CPUSA infiltrated organization)
- Cathy Andrade - of ILGWU
- Elombe Brath - of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition (i.e. a veteran marxist activist), will be among the participants."
WIDF affiliated United States "Regional Workshops"
- Women for Racial and Economic Equality, President: Vinie Burrows
- IAC-NWFN, Joan Wile - Fundadora e Diretora
- University of California, Digna Sanchez- Membra
- Women's Studies Prgrm, Jenny Heinz
- Women for Racial and Economic Equality, Tresa Martinez
- Community activist; active in the struggle for Puerto Rican independence, Wilma Esther Reveron Collazo
- Community activist lawyer in El Barrio;; active in immigration issues, Gloria Eneida Quinones - member Women for Racial and Economic Equality
- International President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom , Regina Birchem
- LUZ DE LAS NIEVES AYRESS MORENO, Nieves Ayress - nacionalidad chilena