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Women for Racial and Economic Equality

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Duration: 1977 - Unknown, existed in 1990s, may still exist
Location: New York, New York, United States


Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE) was located in New York City and had members in many states and chapters in a number of cities in the United States. WREE viewed itself as representing the interests of working-class women, women of color and their children. WREE held that the struggle for women's rights must be founded on, and continue the fight against racism. WREE was a U.S. affiliate of the Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF). WREE had a Ruth Maputi of the African National Congress (ANC) at its founding conference in Chicago in 1977 and continued anti-apartheid work and support for the ANC in the 1980s. (Source: WREE material on this website; AFRICAN FREEDOM NEWS, San Antonio Committee Against Mercenary Recruitment and U.S , October/November 1977 available on this website; and U.S. Women's Interest Groups: Institutional Profiles by Sarah Slavin, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995)