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MAY 2000

TUES MAY 2, 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

TUES MAY 2, and subsequent 1st Tuesdays, 7 p.m., upstairs at 4759 15th Ave NE, meeting of

**THURS MAY 4, and every other week afterwards, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at American Friends Service Committee, 814 NE 40th, downstairs from University Friends meeting, 4001 9th NE; Womenís Leadership Circle, an intergenerational cross- cultural meeting working on WOMENíS OPPRESSION AND RACISM, snacks provided, info Jessica Levy 206-524-7489.

THURS MAY 4, 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 lwvseattle@aol.com or http://www.scn.org/civic/lwvseattle.

SAT MAY 6, 6 - 10 p.m., in the grand ballroom of the Knights of Columbus Hall, 722 E Union; WELFARE RIGHTS ORGANIZING Coalition (WROC) 3rd Annual Auction and Dance, Admission $25, kids 12 and under free; delicious buffet dinner, exciting Silent and Live Auctions, and a delightful swing dancing lesson. All proceeds benefit WROC, a non- profit organization working towards social and economic justice since 1983 by educating, organizing, and advocating for families in poverty all over Washington State; info, ticket purchase, or to donate items for sale, Alex at WROC 206-324-3063 or wroc@earthlink.net.

SUN MAY 7, 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.

SUN MAY 7, 5 p.m., at Seattle Sheraton Hotel; "A Time to Remember Our Mothers, Our Sisters, Ourselves," Motherís Day Dinner and Live Auction with radio host Delilah from WARM 106.9, special Quest speaker, to benefit HOMELESS WOMENíS SHELTERS Noel House and Rose of Lima House, $75 includes dinner, entertainment, and auction; RSVP by May 1, info 206-441-3210.

THURS MAY 11, 7 - 9 p.m., at University of Washington Kane Hall 210; UW Womenís Center presents Dr. Patricia Dawson, author of "Forged by the Knife: the Experience of Surgical Residency by a Woman of Color", a breast surgeon in private practice at Providence Hospital, on "BREAST HEALTH AND DISEASE: Whatís New", free, info or RSVP 206- 685-1090 or womens@u.washington.edu.

**SAT MAY 13, noon - 4 p.m., gathering at Seattle Center House, Seattle Center; Event at Center House approx. 1 - 2:30 p.m.; March (1 mile) to: Westlake Center Park; for 2nd Rally, Washington Ceasefire, Million Mom March, Mothers Against Violence in America, and others working for sensible gun laws to END GUN VIOLENCE annual Mother's Day rally, registration requested to be counted at toll-free 888-989-MOMS; everyone is welcome, info 206-322-1236 or http://www.ceasefirefoundation.org or http://www.MillionMomMarch.com.

SAT MAY 13, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 2nd floor; Seattle NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN 30th Anniversary Gala "Invest in Equality - Build a Better Future for All!", pay tribute to the courageous women who founded the feminist movement for justice in Seattle forming the local NOW chapter in 1970, featuring a talk and book signing by Georgie Bright Kunkel, author of "You're Damn Right I Wear Purple! Color Me Feminist," published by Prometheus Press, written by an activist who lived through the exciting changes in the 1970s and early 1980s including the passage of Washington State's Equal Rights Amendment and much more; gourmet food catered by Chicken Soup Brigade, Raging Grannies performance, exhibits of memorabilia including The Woman Can figure that was the mascot for the passage of the state's own ERA, and more, $30, children free, please RSVP by 5/1/00.

WEDS MAY 17, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at University of Washington Faculty Club, downstairs; UW Women's Center presents Alene Moris on "Renewing WOMENíS POWER," $13 includes lunch, registration at least 4 days in advance; info 206-685-1090.

 
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