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Feminist Majority Leadership Institute 2001 a Success

From June 21-26, 2001, 58 student feminist activists representing 49 campuses nation-wide gathered for the fifth annual Feminist Majority Leadership Institute in Washington, DC to gain pro-choice organizing strategies, essential leadership skills, and feminist issue-based training. The intense and exciting five-day Institute included workshops on current repro rights issues, fighting the right-wing backlash, and Online Organizing. Participants quickly put study into action by organizing a highly successful Mifepristone petition drive and public education campaign held Sunday, June 25 in front of the White House Ellipse in Washington, D.C. Inspired by the words of FMF President Eleanor Smeal, and armed with skills in leadership and organizing, participants left prepared to implement feminist activism on their campuses.