Blanche Wiesen Cook

Historian, activist, author; Professor of History and Women’s Studies, John Jay College, and Graduate Center, CUNY/ New York; LA Times Book Prize recipient; Lambda Literary prize; N.O.W. Feminist of the Year Award

CNW encompasses the power and the vision of one of the best women’s bookstores in human history. New Words promoted and galvanized a community on behalf of betterment and justice for all women everywhere. It gave many of us space to meet each other, sharpen our ideas, and work together in lasting alliances. May it continue and endure in its new form. We need it now more than ever.