Chela (Connie) Blitt

POSTSCRIPT: How One WIN Moment Changed Three Lives: Anne McVey Upshure’s 94 Years of War Resistance

Anne McVey. Photo courtesy of Chela Blitt.

The year was 1978. Connie Blitt had come to New York after college, looking to find others with a passion for social change. She joined the staff of WIN, where she became immersed in the issues of the day. Her life changed forever when a call came in to the WIN office: Ninety-year-old peace activist Anne McVey Upshure needed a home care companion. Connie accepted the short-lived position; before it ended, she had become devoted to Anne, whom she saw as a role model.