Sister Ardeth Platte
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/
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.