Follow the Leader
Retiring legislator fought for women and the working class
Danice Picraux is a pioneer, but don’t let her catch you saying that. Born, as she says, at the “head of the baby boom” in 1946, she was raised in the aftershock of World War II. It was a time when, like a rubber band pulled too taut, the nation snapped back to traditional gender roles. The United States fled from the cultural phenomenon of women working during wartime. Returning to pre-war gender norms with a glaze of extremism, the ’50s model of the powdered, curled and aproned white housewife was born.
Councilors tackled a long agenda before a full house at their Monday, May 7 meeting. It was standing-room only with more than 100 people signed up to speak about police shootings, public access television and gas station regulation.
Over the Edge for Special Olympics at New Mexico Bank and Trust
Join the League of Edgers and prepare to rappel 16 stories down the New Mexico Bank and Trust Building in Downtown Albuquerque.
Aquarium Overnight: September at ABQ BioPark Aquarium
Explora Adult Night: Science of Food at ¡Explora!More Recommented Events ››