Niki Massey, 1980 - 2016
Founding FHA advisory council member
The Feminist Humanist Alliance of the American Humanist Association was established in 1977 as a coalition of both women and men within the AHA. The basic purpose was to work toward the advancement of women's rights and equality between the sexes in all aspects of society.
Originally called the "Women's Caucus," the name "Feminist Caucus" was adopted in 1982 as more representative of all the members of the caucus and of the caucus' goals. Read Cleo Fellers Kocol's brief history of the AHA Feminist Caucus.
The Feminist Caucus (FC) was mainly concerned with acting as the feminist arm of the American Humanist Association. FC focused on the advancement of women's rights and just relations between men and women in all aspects of society and adopted the philosophy of partnership as described in the works of Riane Eisler.
The principal efforts the FC were involved with included working for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution and promotion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The evolution of institutions is inevitable. Strategic planning for organizational change is critical to
The Feminist Caucus was formed out of
This refinement in vision is reflected in FHA's more active partnership with outreach programs and social justice campaigns with distinctly inclusive feminist objectives.