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APRIL 2000

MARCH 31 - APRIL 1, at Seattle Center Flag Pavilion, Center House and Grounds; 21st Annual Washington WOMEN IN TRADES Fair, “Women in Trades 2000: Continuity, Growth, and Change”; free, info 206-903-9508 or

FRI & SAT MARCH 31 & APRIL 1, at University of Washington; CONFERENCE ON FREE SPEECH, Ralph Nader will be the keynote speaker on Saturday; evening session on Friday devoted specifically to free speech issues in the context of the WTO, featuring panel speakers representing many shades of opinion and a substantial opportunity for the audience to ask questions; Saturday workshops on various topics related to issues of free speech generally such as Corporations and free speech; the history of free speech fights; the University & free speech, etc.; part of the President's “Campus Conversations” about the future of the University, and a broader effort to address the idea of education for citizenship; info

SAT APRIL 1, 2 p.m., at UW Architecture Hall room 147; University of Washington Women's Center presents Keepers of the Dream, a kaleidoscope of AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY through words and music, from slave songs to blues to gospel, starring Pat Wright, Jacqueline Moscou, and Angie Bolton, produced by Nikki Louis, free, info 206-685- 1090 SAT APRIL 1, 4 p.m., at Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Pl N, just north of NE 50th and Sunnyside NE; meeting of Interfaith Network of CONCERN FOR THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ, a program of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, working to end the deadly sanctions against Iraq, info Dick Blakney 206-522-4934

SUN APRIL 2, and subsequent first Sundays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at The Lesbian Resource Center, 2214 S. Jackson St; LESBIAN RESOURCE CENTER Hosts a Brunch open to all women

TUES APRIL 4, and subsequent 1st Tuesdays, 6 p.m., locations vary, Seattle, GABRIELA Network-NW, a US Solidarity Group with GABRIELA-Philippines (Alliance of over 105 women's organizations in the Philippines), join in to get involved in solidarity work around FILIPINA AND ASIAN WOMEN'S ISSUES globally and domestically, info 206- 824-8229

THURS APRIL 6, and subsequent 1st Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at Seattle First Baptist Church, Harvard & Seneca; LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FORUM, info 206-329-4848 or or

SAT APRIL 8, 1 - 7 p.m., at the Lesbian Resource Center, 2214 South Jackson; The Seattle Lesbian Cancer Project and the YWCA will provide free or reduced price MAMMOGRAMS AND PAP SMEAR EXAMINATIONS at the Lesbian Resource Center, especially important for women over 40! Call 206-323-6540 to schedule your exam, info 206-322-3953

APRIL 14 - 15, at University of California, Santa Cruz, conference “The Color of Violence: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OF COLOR” bringing together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and law, as well as cultural workers and activists whose work challenges violence against women of color, to explore the relationships among racism, colonialism, and gender violence in the lives and histories of women of color; Keynote Presentations by Angela Davis, UC Santa Cruz, Co-founder of Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex, and Haunani Kay Trask, University of Hawaii, Author of Notes of a Native Daughter, which discusses the “cultural prostitution” of Native Hawaiian women; info Andrea Smith 831-460-1856 or

WEDS APRIL 26, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at University of Washington Faculty Club, downstairs; UW Women's Center presents V’Ella Warren on “Creating a SUPPORTIVE WORK CLIMATE,” $13 includes lunch, registration at least 4 days in advance; info 206-685-1090

THURS APRIL 27, Take Our DAUGHTERS TO WORK Day, info Ms. Foundation

Events extracted from Jean Buskin's Peace and Justice Calendar, available at

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