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Clara Goldberg Schiffer took adversity in stride. She was committed to improving the lives of working women. A group of scholars and professionals involved with the labor movement, workplace law, and social policy gathered at the Radcliffe Institute to pay tribute to Schiffer's accomplishments and to explore both the legacy and the future of working women in the United States.
Amy Waldman's starting writing the The Submission during her felowship year at the Radcliffe Institute.
Schlesinger Library grant winner Rachel Myslivy has taken an interest in the environmental activism of nuns.
Radcliffe Institute Fellow Published Study in The Lancet that Draws Attention to Mental Health of Refugee Children
Lynne Jones came to the Radcliffe Institute to write a memoir about her decades of work helping address and understand children's mental-health needs. The fellowship also gave her time to contribute to an academic study of the mental health of displaced children.
Mental Health of Displaced and Refugee Children Resettled in Low-income and Middle-income Countries: Risk and Protective Factors
Summary of article in The Lancet, co-authored by former Radcliffe Institute fellow Lynne Jones.
This essay is adapted from The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India, by Siddhartha Deb.
Last month the US Supreme Court ruled that more than 1 million female workers couldn’t proceed with a gender bias suit against Wal-Mart because they were too numerous and diverse to constitute a class. The justices ought to have a look at the Self Employed Women’s Association, a trade union of 1.3 million women in India working in “the informal economy.’’ Ela Bhatt, the lawyer who founded SEWA in her native Ahmedadad, was in Cambridge recently to receive the Radcliffe Institute medal.
In north central Kansas, a group of nuns is fighting for the Earth. Schlesinger Library oral history grant winner Rachel Myslivy intends to tell their story before it's lost to the ages.