Marcia moved to New York with her husband Marshall Seavy. She was active in NY Radical Women which met weekly for consciousness raising, conducted the Burial of Traditional Womanhood/Martyred Motherdom as part of the Jeanette
Rankin Brigade Jan 15, 1968 to petition Congress to end the war in Vietnam, and the protest against the Miss America Pageant
Sept 7, 1968. On the way back from Atlantic City, not the night of the pageant but a few weeks later when I had to go back to stand trial for having "emited a noxious odor," that of Toni Home Permanent solution, the sponsor of the pageant, Marcia said, "If we really are successful and Women's Liberation does become a household word, there'll be witchhunts and we're the witches they'll hunt." Thence the inspiration to hex Wall St.
Marcia organized us to go as a group to watch a double feature of Barbadello and Clute and develop a critique I always thought must have reached Jane Fonda. Marcia choreographed and directed the Beauty Shop, in a beauty shop in which we awoke each other to escape brain washing from under the hair dryers. The super 8 film is infindingaids.library.emory.edu/documents/dobbins1411 AV 27.
She moved to Oakland, California in 1970, divorced and took her mother's maiden name, Patrick. She was active in the Women's Liberation Movement there as a pioneer challenging discrimination against women in the carpenters union. She founded Signmaker Press to publish From Kin to Class, although she critiqued it for avoiding spirituality and wrote a still unpublished manuscript to go beyond it. In the '80s she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she made art and promoted the organic food and health movement to survive cancer as long as she could. "The time will come," she said while we were all still in N Y, "that we have to pay for water and air. Those who can afford to will live in hermatically sealed malls and the rest of us will be kept outside, sort of like native Americans are now. Some of us will still be alive."
updated Aug 27,2021 Now back in Atlanta. Working with Donna Stephens as member of Chattahoochee Brick Company Descendants Coalition she spearheads and Board of FFRN (Fund For Reparations Now, composed of whites in different parts of US who raise funds for reparation projects authenticated as reparation and assigned to us by NAARC (National African American Reparation Commission, pending passage of H.R. 40. Please feel free to use anything on my site and I'll be honored if you do; but if you do, please cite Peggy Dobbins and include a link to peggydobbins.net