Antje Ulrike Mattheus

Antje Ulrike Mattheus was born in 1955 in a small village in the Westerwald region of West Germany but has lived most of her life in the U.S. She is a human rights activist and retired organizational development consultant. She joined Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (actionreconciliation.org) and moved to Philadelphia as a volunteer in 1974 to work with the United Farm Workers’ Union (ufw.org). Her forthcoming book is: Cresheim Farm, An American Story. (Photo credit: B.side Photography)

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
What Lifetime Experiences of Sexual Abuse and Violence Have Taught Me
West Germany, 1958 — I am three years old. My mother tells me never to take candy from a stranger. But strangers with candy have not been a problem. 1959 — I sit under our table and play between the feet of women – friends and relatives. They talk about war and rape; name women who were raped...
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