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The Art of Norita
Visual Art,  & Photos,

Celeste Newbrough is an author, activist, and scholar. Born in New Orleans in 1939, she lives in Berkeley California. She is married to Dr. Ilona L. Pivar. Celeste’s books include The Angel of Polk Street, Unspent Motion, The Archetype Strikes Back, The Zanscripts, The Norita Book, The New I/eye (co-edited with Stan Rice), and Pagan Psalms. Over the past five decades, her stories, poetry, and articles have appeared in literary, feminist, and gay journals. Her essays on evolutionary feminism and on the social impacts of reproductive technologies are published in academic and online journals and have been widely used by women's studies programs. Celeste was Coordinator, Co-Chair, and President of the Board of the 1978 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and Celebration (year of the Flags and the Briggs Initiative), was Chair of the Southern Regional Conference of Women and founding President of the New Orleans National Organization for Women. As a producer for KPFA Radio throughout the 1980s, she produced programs on women's issues. As Director of Academic Indexing Service, she wrote  scholarly indexes for Harvard University Press, The MIT Press, UC Press and other academic publishers, and for the Smithsonian Institute, Brookings Institution, the World Bank, and other major institutions. She was a contributor to in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies, 2000. She taught Women's Studies at City College of San Francisco (CCSF), and is retired from the University of California, Berkeley.