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Mountain Moving Day

Susan Abod

Naomi Weisstein

   

 

Sadly, Naomi Weisstein passed on 3/26/15, here are some of her accomplishments. She was born on 10/16/39.

Pioneering neuroscientist, among the initiators of the Cognitive Revolution:

See her “Neural Symbolic Activity” in Science, and many other papers

Rock Musician

Founder, Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band, 1970-73. Weisstein’s history of the band: newpol.org/content/chicago-women’s-liberation-rock-band-1970-1973

Brief clip of the band in Mary Dore’s film, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.”

Two records: “Mountain Moving Day,””Papa, Don’t Lay that shit on me.”

Feminist

Co-founder, Chicago Westside Group (1967)

Many papers available at Chicago Women’s Liberation Union Herstory website

A sampling:

“Kirche, Kuche, Kinder as Scientific Law: Psychology Constructs the Female” (40+ reprints around the world)

“’How Can a Little Girl Like You Teach a Big Class of Men?’ and Other Adventures of a Woman in Science.

Weisstein essay in Feminist Memoir Project

“Our Gang of Four,”

Comedian

Came this close to running off with Second City in the 1960s.

Beloved Wife of Jesse Lemisch 1965-2015