Miriam "Mimi" Dale Pichey, class of 1972

Miriam Dale Pichey was born in Oakland, California in 1950 and raised in San Francisco. Her mother was a pharmacist and her father was first an engineer, and then a real estate developer. She attended Brown University in 1968, and graduated in 1972 in a concentration of her own formulation, Art and Archaeology. At Brown, she was heavily involved in political activism on campus and in the Providence community, particularly with the Student Mobilization Committee, an anti-war activist group, the Young Socialist Alliance, and Women of Brown United, which organized for women’s rights and equal representation on campus. Upon her graduation, Pichey worked in the museum field in New York, but moved on to more lucrative positions in communications and marketing. From 1992 to 1998 she pursued an M.B.A. at Boston University, and then worked in real estate management. Throughout her career, Pichey has remained involved in activism, continuing to support anti-war movements, women’s rights, gay rights, environmental issues, and civil rights including anti-deportation. In the women’s movement, she focuses primarily on birth control and abortion access. She joined the National Organization for Women and established a “Never Go Back” abortion website to raise awareness of women’s struggles before abortion was legal. Art has always been a major part of Pichey’s life, but now that she is semi-retired, she is pursuing printmaking “with a vengeance!”