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WEITZ, Gail. (Cascade, IA- ). Social activist. Moving to Dubuque in 1978, Weitz became instrumental in the on-going operation of the CENTER FOR A JUST SOCIETY. She was a member of the Multi-Cultural Non-Sexist Committee for the DUBUQUE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, served as a community member of the 1989-1990 social studies curriculum study committee for the public schools, and worked as the secretary of the Dubuque chapter of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (N.A.A.C.P.)

An unsuccessful candidate for election to the school board in 1990, Weitz was named by human rights director Matt LORENZ to an integration task force in October 1990 that was charged with planning ways of attracting minority families to Dubuque.