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Title
Jenifer Williams speaking at the 1986 y-Walk
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1986
Contributing Institution
San José State University, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
YWCA of Silicon Valley Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Negative shows Jenifer Williams, probably an African American woman, speaking into a microphone at the 1986 y-Walk. There are y-walk participants behind her and in the foreground. Some of them are wearing tee shirts that read: "Walk for women. YWCA 1986."
On envelope 1986 Y-Walk. "Executive Director Faith Rein (the top job had been renamed again) and President Sarah Janigian launched two annual events that heaped public attention on the association: the Y-Walk downtown in 1984, in which volunteers enlisted sponsors to raise money for YWCA programs; and TWIN, Tribute to Women and Industry, in 1985." From Fran Smith, "Breaking Ground: The Daring Women of the YWCA in the Santa Clara Valley, 1905-2005, " (2005), p.87. Jenifer Williams was a high-tech manager whose mother Iola served as San Jose's first black vice mayor. Jenifer would rise to YWCA president. From Fran Smith, "Breaking Ground: Th
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
1 x 1.5 in.
Extent
1 x 1.5 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/sjsuYWCA/id/830
Language
English
Subject
Fund raising
Microphones
Sound equipment & supplies
T-shirts
Walking
Women
Young Women's Christian Association
Place
San Jose
California
Source
YWCA of Silicon Valley Collection
Relation
Series III, Box 13 Folder 385-386

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