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February

SUN FEB 3, and subsequent 1st 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, also features artwork by a different artist in front room gallery each month, info 206-322-dyke or lrc@lrc.net or http://www.lrc.net

FEB 7 - 10, at Alumni House, UC Berkeley; conference Practicing Transgression: RADICAL WOMEN OF COLOR for the 21st Century, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the feminist classic This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. The conference is organized by the Bridge Collective of U.C. Berkeley and will host a number of well-known scholars, activists, writers, and performers including: Barbara Smith , Cherríe Moraga, Gloria Anzaldúa, Angela Davis, Gina Dent and more; info info@thirdwomanpress.com

THURS FEB 7, and subsequent Thursdays; 5 - 6 p.m., Westlake Park near 4th and Pine; PEACE VIGIL and leafletting to Stop the war on Afghanistan, by Women in Black, Women wear black; men welcome to leaflet; a peace group in the tradition of the women who vigil weekly in Israel / Palestine; info seattlewomeninblack@yahoo.com or 206-208-9715

THURS FEB 7, and subsequent 1st Thursdays, (call to confirm); LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FORUM, info 206-329-4848 or lwvseattle@aol.com or http://www.scn.org/civic/lwvseattle

THURS FEB 7, 7:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, 4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. on the #7 bus line; RADICAL WOMEN Meeting; BLACK HISTORY Month Video Showing "Toni Morrison: Profile of a Writer". Dinner with Vegetarian Option at 6:30 p.m. for $6.50 donation; all welcome, info 206-722-6057 or 206-722-2453

FRI FEB 8, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. N; Women of Color Empowered kicks will hold a luncheon discussion entitled "The POWER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN". Men are welcome; Tickets $20 advance, $30 walk- ins, $10 for students with I.D., reservation checks to Women of Color Empowered, POB 3468, Seattle, WA 98114; Program is sponsored by Port of Seattle, KeyBank, Eli Lilly, and Safeco; info Assunta Ng or Carol Vu 206-223-0623, or scpnwan@nwlink.com

FEB 16 & 17, at Women's Center Suite 3, EMU University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; 7th annual WOMEN OF COLOR COALITION BUILDING Conference: Women as Leaders Working Towards Global Justice; Educating Through Workshops, Panels, Discussions, Caucus Retreats and Speakers; info http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~women/ or 541-346-4095

SAT FEB 16, and subsequent 3rd Sats, 8 p.m., at The Lesbian Resource Center, 2214 S. Jackson St (except July, Aug., Dec); LESBIAN RESOURCE CENTER monthly cabaret, door donation $10 includes refreshments, divided among performerswho are exciting, great artists, from poets to strippers; this month's lineup includes MC Flossie Pennington; DJ Foreplay; Poetry & Ayanna Ptah; Spoken Word Stacy Nicole Barnes; Denise Van De Cruze; Nikki Brown; Dance Nataki Jett; Music Alex Miller; Ki Enrico; Naasira Adeeba; Art Installation Meri Tahset; info 206-322-dyke or lrc@lrc.net or http://www.lrc.net

TUES FEB 19, 3:30 ­ 5 p.m., at University of Washington, O65 Communications; GENDER IN THE CLASSROOM with Dr. Betty Schmitz, Curriculum Transformation Project; Building Diversity Into Your Teaching Portfolio Workshop Series, These workshops present information about how a specific category of student difference affects classroom dynamics and how to bridge differences effectively in the classroom; Sponsored by the Curriculum Transformation Project, College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Office, The Graduate School; info 206-685-8276 or flores@u.washington.edu

TUES FEB 19, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 9 p.m., at Labor Employment Law Offices in the Ranier Oven Building at the corner of 12th and Jackson [note new location]; meeting of WHITE WOMEN ORGANIZING AGAINST RACISM, a place for white women to get support from one another in doing anti-racist work; purpose to challenge racism at personal, cultural, and institutional levels and to transform ourselves into allies to people of color through: Educating ourselves and our communities about racism and its intersection with other oppressions; Building relationships with communities of color; and participating in collective action for change; info info Kristyn Joy 206-860-1400 ext. 4 or Kristyn@lelo.org

SAT FEB 23, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at Woodburn High School, Woodburn, Oregon; Mujeres Despertando Conciencia: A Conference For CHICANAS AND LATINAS In The Northwest, Keynote Address/Conferencista Michelle Serros,Chicana Writer and Radio Commentator; seating will be limited; we urge you to preregister, $10 - 20, info Rita Martínez-Salas 503-315-4281 or rmartinez@chemeketa.edu


March

MARCH 1 - 3, at Chinook Conference Center, Clinton, on Whidbey Island; Reel Grrls is recruiting 50 girls ages 14 - 18 to participate in a Media Literacy Weekend, A Weekend Conference to Explore How the Media Impacts OUR IMAGE AS GIRLS; examine the ways the media portrays young women, learn how advertisers can manipulate our mind, and discover tools to combat societal pressures. Following the weekend conference, you can be a part of a Reel Grrls production crew that will allow you to Claim Your Own Image; cost $75, Scholarships available, do not let money get in your way of attending, scholarship info 206-382-5332, round trip transportation from North Seattle provided, info Lucia Ramirez, Metrocenter YMCA, 206-382-5332 or Lramirez@mc.seattleymca.org

FRI & SAT MARCH 1 & 2, in Tacoma, WA; Labor Conference on WOMEN OF COLOR in LABOR & COMMUNITY Struggles, co- sponsored by the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the Evergreen State College Labor Education and Research Center, info whitesel@evergreen.edu

FRI MARCH 1, evening, first part of conference "Building Alliances to End Poverty: SHAPING THE IMPENDING WELFARE DEBATE" on reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (welfare); to inform people from around the state about the issues at stake and encourage them to work together to take effective action; hear Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America"; info Andrea Cohen 206-694-6794 or 1-800-866-789-SPAN or buildingalliances@yahoo.com

SAT MARCH 2, all day, at Pigott Building, Seattle University, 12th & Marion; continuation of conference "Building Alliances to End Poverty: SHAPING THE IMPENDING WELFARE DEBATE" on reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (welfare); to inform people from around the state about the issues at stake and encourage them to work together to take effective action; with Guest Speaker Peter Edelman, Former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, under the Clinton Administration. He resigned his position in 1996 in protest over the welfare reform bill. Peter is currently a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center; info Andrea Cohen 206-694-6794 or 1-800-866-789-SPAN or buildingalliances@yahoo.com

SUN MARCH 3, and subsequent 1st 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, also features artwork by a different artist in front room gallery each month, info 206-322-dyke or lrc@lrc.net or http://www.lrc.net

TUES MARCH 5, Seattle INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS. Dinner Gala honoring Maori Activist and Actress Rena Owen. Tickets: $50, China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle 98109. All proceeds support Safety Center programs serving women and children survivors of domestic violence. For more info, 206-467-9976

WED MARCH 6, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN THAT ROCK! 9 PM, Sit & Spin, 2219- 4th Ave, Seattle, Amy Denco, Paula b.n. Maya, Aiko Shimada.

THURS MARCH 7, and subsequent 1st Thursdays, (call to confirm); LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FORUM, info 206-329-4848 or lwvseattle@aol.com or http://www.scn.org/civic/lwvseattle

MARCH 8, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

MARCH 8, GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE “While $80 billion would provide everyone's basic needs, over $800 billion is squandered on military budgets world-wide to destroy life and ensure our submission to globalisation and the multinationals that run the world. Women are the life-givers, the first care-givers. We do 2/3 of the world's work from breastfeeding to subsistence farming which feeds most of the world, cleaning, nursing, teaching . . . and even for non- traditional jobs we get traditional women's low wages. The Global Women's Strike demands a total change of priorities, from killing to caring, for women and therefore for everyone.” PAY WOMEN NOT THE MILITARY - Join the 3rd Global Women's Strike 8 March 2002 - Take action with women in over 60 countries, for a new millennium that values all women's work, all our lives and the planet. International Wages for Housework Campaign, Crossroads Women's Centre 230A, Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2AB, Phone 0207 482 2496 Fax: 0207 209 4761, email: crossroadswomenscentre@compuserve.com Website:http://womenstrike8m.server101.com

FRI MARCH 8, RALLY & MARCH, 10 to 3 PM Seattle University - Conference & Teach-In Workshop subject’s are on the right of this page. Childcare & Lunch Available.

SAT MARCH 9, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., at Howard University, Downing Hall Auditorium, 2300 6th St. NW, Washington DC; AFRICAN WOMEN's Conference: Building An African Women's Movement to educate, mobilize, and organize the largest number of women and Forming International Sisterhood To collectively solve our problems of Housing, Childcare, Education, Transportation, Healthcare, Youth & Elderly Needs, Clean Drinking Water, Employment (Skills/Job Training); connecting all African women, inside of Africa and outside of Africa; no fee, info African Women's Charity Organization 415 789-7360 or ForAfricanWomen@aol.com or http://hometown.aol.com/forafricanwomen/myhomepage/index.html

SAT MARCH 9, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Union Bldg Auditorium. Powerful Performance Artist & Spoken Word Poet- “WOMEN CAN’T WAIT”, By Sarah Jones a one woman play. Famed singer of “Your Revolution will not happen between these thighs.”

SUN MARCH 10, at Center House in Seattle Center; INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION, Cultural Performances, Film, Tabling, Noon to 5 PM info 206-282-6107 or femme2@scn.org

FRI - SUN, MARCH 15 - 17, CONFERENCE ON FEMALE SPIRITUALITY, Forest Grove, Oregon. Keynote Address: Dr. Mary Daly, "The Burning Times Revisited--Rekindling the Fires of Radical Ecological Feminism." A panel of women from a variety of religions and spiritualities will respond to Dr. Daly's comments. Our program of papers, workshops, art, poetry, performances and participatory rituals creates an opportunity to approach an understanding of female spirituality through a variety of discourses by encouraging dialogue among a wide range of belief, religious, cultural, and spiritual systems. For further information, the full conference program, and registration, please refer to the website at http://mcel.pacificu.edu/fem/main.html

FRI - SUN, MARCH 15 - 17, at University Of Illinois-Chicago; Color of Violence II: Violence Against Women of Color - Building A Movement; INCITE! is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OF COLOR and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing; confirmed speakers include Angela Davis, and many more; Topics Include Women of color in prison, media strategies for ending violence, re-politicizing the anti-violence movement, racism in reproductive health policies, skills-building workshops, youth activism, arts activism; sliding scale of $0 - $100; info http://www.incite-national.org or Andrea Smith, incite_national@yahoo.com or 831-460-1856

SAT MARCH 16, and subsequent 3rd Sats, 8 p.m., at The Lesbian Resource Center, 2214 S. Jackson St (except July, Aug., Dec); LESBIAN RESOURCE CENTER monthly cabaret, door donation $10 includes refreshments, divided among performerswho are exciting, great artists, from poets to strippers; info 206-322-dyke or lrc@lrc.net or http://www.lrc.net

TUES MARCH 19, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 9 p.m., at Labor Employment Law Offices in the Ranier Oven Building at the corner of 12th and Jackson; meeting of WHITE WOMEN ORGANIZING AGAINST RACISM, a place for white women to get support from one another in doing anti-racist work; purpose to challenge racism at personal, cultural, and institutional levels and to transform ourselves into allies to people of color through: Educating ourselves and our communities about racism and its intersection with other oppressions; Building relationships with communities of color; and participating in collective action for change; info info Kristyn Joy 206-860-1400 ext. 4 or Kristyn@lelo.org

ONGOING MONDAYS, through March 18 except Jan 21 and Feb 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at the University of Washington, Ethnic Cultural Center, Native American Room, 3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE; Radical Women public study group on WOMEN, WAR AND RESISTANCE. A thought-provoking examination or how armed conflict impacts the female sex as refugees, casualties, mothers, soldiers, munitions makers, sex workers, peace activists, and combatants in liberation struggles. Discussion articles will come from The Women & War Reader; free, everyone welcome, info 206-722-6057 or 206-524-9353 or crw@u.washington.edu

listings extracted from Jean Buskin’s Peace and Justice Calendar, at http://www.scn.org/activism/calendar. Remember to double check time and location before heading out!


Upcoming

APRIL 8-9, WOMEN’S EQUALITY SUMMIT & CONGRESSIONAL ACTION DAY 2002. Hundreds of activists will participate in workshops, plenary sessions, and advocacy trainings at the National Education jAssociation headquarters building and on Capitol Hill. In addition, attendees will meet with congressional staff to advance our pro-women agenda. The conference will highlight reporductive rights, economic issues, Social Security reform, and the new attention to global women's rights in the aftermath of the 9-11 tragedy. We will also focus on the upcoming election and the importance of the women's vote. The conference is being sponsored by the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO) and nearly seventy other co-sponsoring organizations, including the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press. WIFP Associate Dr. Martha Burk is the Chair of the NCWO. NCWO is a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of women's organizations across the nation collectively representing over six million women. NCWO meets regularly to formulate and advance a common, progressive women's agenda. Women's Equality Day will feature plenary sessions with national leaders, advocacy skills training workshops, and issue briefings by the experts. On April 9, participants will take the message to Members of Congress and the media to raise awareness for the forward-looking women's agenda. Register by March 4th to ensure your participation! To learn more about the Women's Equality Summit & Congressional Action Day and get regular updates go to: http://www.feminist.org/summit


Announcements

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Escape: The Prostitution Prevention Project, Inc

Sick of Porn on the Web and in Your Home? Know that Prostitution is Violence Against Women & Kids? Want to do Something to Stop Prostitution? Fundraiser for Escape: The Prostitution Prevention Project, Inc. Donate to Escape, an educational organization combatting the myth that prostitution is a victimless crime. We conduct trainings, speeches, consultations, and media interviews to bring awareness about the harm of prostitution. We also give pornography slide shows and create alternative media, including videos and survivor art shows.

Escape was founded in 1999 by Christine Stark (formerly Grussendorf) and Jill Leighton, two long time, dedicated anti-rape activists. We are now incorporated in the state of Minnesota and working toward gaining our federal non-profit status.With your generous help we will continue our feminist work against prostitution and pornography.

Your money will go to an organization where every dollar counts. Your money will NOT be wasted on high overhead costs, exhorbitant salaries, or frivolous expenses. We are feminist grass roots activists looking to further the work against sexual exploitation. You can donate on line using our secure paypal server. Just go to http//www.escapeprostitution.com or email us at escape@escapeprostitution.com You can also mail in a check or money order made out to Escape at P.O. Box 600366 St. Paul, MN USA 55106.

Our most urgent projects include: Fees for federal non-profit status; mass mailings; website fees; creation of cards and calendars that will be for sale to the general public, featuring survivor artwork and poems; design and printing of outreach brochures, to be used by homeless shelters, DV shelters, and rape crisis centers; creation of a training manual on prostitution; posters depicting the harm of prositution with information on where women and kids can get help.

Escape: The Prostitution Prevention Project, Inc http://www.escapeprostitution.com

Swim Suit Stories Wanted

What better time than midwinter to share stories about that most dreaded of season – swim suit buying time! We're compiling true stories from REAL women about their experiences buying new suits and will be putting them together this summer for a new book titled "Making Three Way Mirrors Illegal and Other Swim Suit Buying Tips From Women."

Please consider putting your two cent's worth in! And feel free to forward this message to women friends everywhere! We've attached a poster with all the details for you to share, as well. Looking forward to hearing from you all! Submissions can be emailed by July 1, 2002 to visiblevoices@usa.com

 




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