CWLUChicago Women's Liberation Union (est. 1969; Chicago, IL)
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Two years later, that group helped organize the citywide CWLU, which became a model for 16 other socialist-feminist organizations in the United States and one of the longest lasting.
Heather Booth of Chicago's West Side Group and the CWLU co-founded Project Amos: The National Jewish Partnership for Social Justice.
For a history of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union see "CWLU Herstory Project,", which contains a history of the group, memoirs, historical archive, and articles written about CWLU.
Our founding collective sent a representative to CWLU meetings, and we also participated in projects sponsored by CWLU and other local progressive groups such as Action Committee for Decent Childcare and Mujeres Latinas in Accion.
In Chicago, the term "socialist feminism" came into use by 1972, when the Hyde Park Chapter of the CWLU issued a document entitled "Socialist Feminism--A Strategy for the Women's Movement." It declared " As socialist feminists, we share both the personal and the structural analysis.
Unlike other sectarian leftists, the women who trashed the CWLU did not actively recruit converts to their own organizations, appear at city-wide demonstrations, or develop alternative theories.