Activism

Three women talk behind a table laden with books. Additional boxes sit on the ground under the table. Two signs sit on an easel to the right of the table.  The one on the left is white. There is a section that reads "1st THINGS 1st" and the bottom of the sign reads "BOOKS FOR WOMEN FE-MAIL ORDER HOUSE". The sign to the right has an image of Sojourner Truth against a red background with illegible writing on it. There is a parking lot in the background with buses and people walking around.

Photo of a First Things First Books for Women table at an event in Washington, D.C., August 25, 1973.

Social justice and activism was a large part of Sue's life. She studied and was involved with many issues and spoke out about societal injustices, always looking for ways she could help or get the word out. During her extensive travels, she used those opportunities to engage with local communities through volunteering efforts to promote causes that she believed in. Many of her volunteer efforts related to environmental causes and supporting community engagement events. 

Causes that she advocated for included:

  • Anti-War Protesting¬†
  • Anti-Racism and Civil Rights
  • Environmental Policy
  • LGBTQIA+ Rights
  • Women's Liberation