Vivian Stromberg


Age: 74

founder and executive director of Madre, an aide and human rights organization that supports women's groups around the world, who was an elementary school music teacher in the South Bronx in the early 1980's when she joined a group of women hoping to rally public opinion against American support for the contras, the rebels trying to overthrow the left-wing Sandinista government in Nicaragua, in which the group included actress Susan Sarandon and toured the U.S. reading testimony from Nicaraguan women whose children had been killed by the contras.

Cause of Death: Liver disease

Born: August 16, 1941

Died: September 24, 2015

Brooklyn, New York