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June 12, 2009

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June 12, 2009

The June Mazer Lesbian Archives is an incredible place. With your first step into the Mazer Archives you realize that you have come home! It is a place where those who are on the board or volunteer make you feel that you are an important part of our Lesbian history. We Lesbians are the focus here and there is no sense of ego. Each board member or volunteer is committed to making the Archives a place where the preservation and promotion of our Lesbian history and presence are paramount. There are so many exciting and vitally important memorabilia here. Additionally, the Mazer has monthly events where you can learn more about who we, as Lesbians, were and are. Each month the Mazer has an educational event that I look forward to. Those involved with the Mazer should be very proud of the sense of importance and joy that visitors feel. It is a most uplifting experience to come to the Mazer

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how individuals work together and make visitors feel important. This is an organization where the contents of the Mazer are what is important. Individuals are not there to promote their own egos.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue with its mission statement and try to get more money to enlarge and promote it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have been greatly educated about our Lesbian history and have met other very bright, courageous and involved Lesbians.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

abolutely outstanding individuals. They put their money and their time into what is important. They are not only involved in what the Mazer is doing, but they promote our Lesbian history and future where ever they go. They are NOT afraid to be out.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

hire full time staff members and promote it on an international level.

Ways to make it better...

the Mazer had more money and could promote itself to people who are unaware of it. I am sad that there is not a huge well-staffed and well-promoted building in a well traveled area so that the world could see who we are.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of money people are able to donate right now.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am incredibly impressed with the quality of the people who monitor the future of the Mazer. Their sole concern is the promotion and future of our Lesbian history. This is an incredibly important organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 11, 2009

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June 11, 2009

I have volunteered at the Archives for nearly 20 years. During this time, I have seen the importance of preserving our history not only for scholars and researchers but for what it means to each Lesbian, young & old. Time & time again I have been the witness to women seeing that we have a rich past and that they are not alone. The Archives contains historical photos, subject files, organizational papers, personal papers, diaries, letters, buttons, tshirts, posters, dissortations, manuscripts, books, pulps, poetry, an extensive periodical collection... I am proud to be a part of such an important endeavor.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the looks on the faces of the people who walk inside these walls and are amazed at the incredible history they find here.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 11, 2009

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June 11, 2009

This is a great organization that collects, protects and preserves Lesbian and Feminist History. They are a vital part of lesbian and feminists women's lives by validating and mentoring women for the past three decades. Visiting and exploring this history makes it all come alive and you become more alive for it. They are located in the City of West Hollywood & on the web at www.mazerlesbianarchives.org

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of women. It is a very validating and empowering thing to get to see and learn about the brave women who have come before us. We can only improve our future by having this past available to see and study. They provide us with that.

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