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Paving the Way: A Teaching Guide to the Third World Women's Alliance is based on documents from the archive and supplementary materials. The guide provide teachers in the disciplines of women's studies, ethnic studies, feminist theory and history of social movements with the basis to teach a significant aspect of the development and contributions of "women-of-color feminism." It is organized in four sections:
- Political Program
- Political Action
- Legacy and Lessons.
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The Archive - NEW! Online archive of Triple Jeopardy, TWWA's newspaper!
Organized by Smith College intern Sharon Davenport, theThird World Women's Alliance Archive consists of the collected papers of a key organization of the 1970s. TWWA traced its origins back to the Black Women's Caucus that formed within the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in 1968. The Caucus rapidly transformed into an independent organization, the Black Women's Alliance. In 1970, in New York City, a group of Puerto Rican women activists joined, and the organization became the Third World Women's Alliance. TWWA's political program emphasized opposition to sexism, racism and imperialism. The archive includes administrative materials, the TWWA's newspaper, Triple Jeopardy, organizational reports, posters, flyers and photographs. An inventory and finding aid provide access to the archive.