Audrey Goodfriend 1920 - 2013
Audrey was our good friend and comrade. She passed at the healthy age of 92 at home after a night at the theater. She loved the theater and got involved in acting and improv later in her life. She was also a steady member of the Anarchist Study Group in Berkeley CA.
Her anarchist story involved being raised by anarchist parents (her father was an editor of Freie Arbeiter Stimme - the longest running anarchist periodical in Yiddish) in the Yiddish speaking Coop in the Bronx and moving to the Bay Area (first SF in 1946 and then Berkeley). She began as an anarcho-communist (after reading Berkmans ABC's of Anarchism), became an anarcho-syndicalist during the Spanish War (36-37), a political pacifist soon thereafter (protesting against WWII!), and eventually became influenced by the Italian anarchism of the comrades she met in California. Not an orthodox follower or idealogue, she was commited to the Beautiful Idea and to the people who shared this idea with her.
She wored at a local bookstore - http://www.moesbooks.com/pages/Audrey-Goodfriend.html
Anarchist Study Group - http://sfbay-anarchists.org/
Video from upcoming Anarchism documentary - http://vimeo.com/58002109