Sister Ardeth Platte

Title

Sister Ardeth Platte

Subject

Humanitarian

Description

Humanitarian who has spent her adult life working for social justice

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image Source: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1222-11.htm

Birth Date

1936

Birthplace

Lansing, MI

Occupation

Nun

Biographical Text

Sister Ardeth Platte is a social justice activist. She was educated at Aquinas College in Michigan and entered the Dominican Order in 1954. An activist for social justice, Sister Platte has fought to reduce poverty, domestic violence, sexual discrimination, and military violence. She was one of the first women to sit on the City Council in Saginaw, MI. During her time in Saginaw, she helped organize a domestic violence shelter and a rape crisis center. Sister Platte lives by the code, "think globally, act personally." (Interview with Amy French, 2009).

Inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 1999. http://hall.michiganwomen.org/

Bibliography

She contributed to a grassroots publication, The Red Shawl, in 1976 and 1977. Copies available through the "Child and Family Services of Saginaw, MI" website. www.childandfamilysaginaw.org

Copies also included on this page.

Files

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Date Added
June 4, 2014
Collection
Local (Michigan)
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Sister Ardeth Platte,” Women Who Dared, accessed May 22, 2018, http://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/10.