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MAY

THURS MAY 3, and subsequent 1st Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at Seattle First Baptist Church, Harvard & Seneca; LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FORUM, a special performance "May's Vote", how women got the vote in 1910 in Washington state; info 206-329-4848 or lwvseattle@aol.com or http://www.chayaseattle.org

SAT MAY 5, 6 - 8 p.m., at Town Hall, Seneca Room; Reception, with Indian food specially catered for the event by Pabla's Restaurant, to benefit Chaya, a nonprofit organization serving SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN in crisis, a great organization that helps women to survive DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; $25, reservations required; info chaya@oz.net or 206-465- 7476 or http://www.chayaseattle.org

SUN MAY 6, 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

SUN MAY 6, noon - 5 p.m., at Seattle Art Museum, Auditorium; Film screenings, "Chutney Popcorn" and "Miss India Georgia" and Moderated discussions with Sharon Grimberg, producer of Miss India Georgia; to benefit Chaya, a nonprofit organization serving SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN in crisis, a great organization that helps women to survive DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; $15 advance, $20 at door; tickets also on sale at Elliott Bay Books; info chaya@oz.net or 206-465-7476 or http://www.chayaseattle.org

SAT MAY 12, 6 - 9 p.m., at Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave at Broad St in Belltown; WELFARE RIGHTS ORGANIZING Coalition (WROC) 4th Annual Mother's Day Auction, "Weeding out poverty, blooming healthy families" What better way to celebrate Mother's Day Eve than with WROC, Washington State's hardest working advocacy and organizing force for low-income families? Bring the whole family for dining, drinking, live R&B music, and fun Silent and Live Auctions - there will be a great auction item to fit your pocketbook, guaranteed! All auction sales will benefit WROC's ongoing work to create a powerful voice for realistic public policies that move families not just off welfare, but Out of Poverty. Tickets $30, kids under 12 free - all families are welcome; reservations and info Alex at WROC 206-324-3063 or wroc@earthlink.net

TUES MAY 15, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 9 p.m., at Lesbian Resource Center at 23rd 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 Sarah Mello Temple 206-323-2396 or stemple@ywcaworks.org

MAY 18 - 20, at Washington Court Hotel, in Washington, D.C.; Genderpac's first National CONFERENCE ON GENDER, featuring three days of workshops, panels, and plenaries on topics ranging from genderqueer youth, women's rights, and gender in new cinema to job discrimination, new developments in gender law, and gender and racism, special GenderYouth Institute May 19, conference closes with the beginning of GenderPAC's 6th National Gender Lobbying Day, Monday May 21; info http://www.gpac.org or 202-462-6610

MAY 19 - 27, Guatemala City and the Northwestern Highlands; 2nd Annual STITCH Women's Language School Delegation "Sweatshops and Migration - Between a Rock and a Hard Place", combines excellent Spanish instruction with an in-depth look at the economic situation facing WOMEN WORKERS IN GUATEMALA; spend five mornings learning Spanish with one-on-one instruction at the well-respected school La Union in the colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala, afternoons, talk with the women battling conditions in the booming apparel-for-export (or maquila) industry in and around Guatemala City; engage in candid conversations with pioneer organizers and sweatshop workers about working conditions and the challenge of building democratic unions that empower women to change their lives and the lives of their families; explore the connection between sweatshops and migration; $800 includes housing, all meals, language instruction, and domestic travel; participants pay their own way to Guatemala City and cover incidental costs such as snacks and tips; scholarships available, e-mail Hannah Frisch for an application hf52@aol.com, info 773-924-2738 or STITCH, 4933 S. Dorchester, Chicago, IL 60615 or http://www.STITCHonline.org

SAT MAY 19, 1 - 5 p.m., at Hal Holmes Community Center, Ellensburg; Washington State NOW, NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN conference, registration sliding fee $25, info Mary Clogsdon 206-788-0843

WEDS MAY 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at University of Washington, Faculty Club Conference Room downstairs; Noontime Lecture Series with Geneva Gay, Ph.D., Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, UW College of Education on "WOMEN OF COLOR IN PREDOMINATELY WHITE Institutions: A Personal Perspective" how women of color are perpetually spotlighted, and most often not by their own choosing; $13 includes sandwich and salad lunch, Sponsored by UW Women's Center, Some free seats at the back available without lunch, register at least four days in advance 206-685-1090; disability assistance dso@u.washington.edu


JUNE

SUN JUNE 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

SUN JUNE 3, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at at Fandango restaurant , 2313 1st Avenue between Bell & Battery; Seattle LESBIAN CANCER PROJECT Benefit, Fandango Sunday Brunch Eat, celebrate, honor volunteers, & mingle; $20, tickets 206- 323-6540

THURS JUNE 7, 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

RACISM, FEMINISM AND PRIVILEGE, $30 includes a box lunch; info or register by phone 206-685-1090, weekdays, info http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr

TUES JUNE 19, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 9 p.m., at Lesbian Resource Center at 23rd 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 Sarah Mello Temple 206-323-2396 or stemple@ywcaworks.org

THURS JUNE 21, 8 p.m., at Paramount Theatre; Seattle LESBIAN CANCER PROJECT Benefit, Seattle Men's Chorus with special guest, Kristin Chenoweth and Women's Voices from throughout the Puget Sound, A benefit for breast cancer awareness "Sing for the Cure: A Proclamation of Hope" $24, tickets 206-323-6540

JUNE 22 - 23, in San Francisco; Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Lesbian Health Fund, The Center for Lesbian Health Research at UCSF and The Center for Gender Equity at UCSF are proud to present The National LESBIAN HEALTH CONFERENCE 2001: Challenges Of The New Millennium, info http://www.glma.org

FRI - SUN JUNE 29 - JULY 1, in Philadelphia; conference of NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, info 202-331-0066 or http://www.now.org

ONGOING MONDAYS through June 4, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at University of Washington School of Social Work, room #306, 4101 15th Ave, use 41st Street entrance; Radical Women sponsors a weekly study group on SOCIALIST FEMINIST THEORY and effective activism using "The Radical Women Manifesto", a new, updated edition of a women's liberation classic; free, everyone welcome, info 206-722-6057 or 206-524-9353


UPCOMING

JULY 15-21 in Wichita, Kansas, CLINIC DEFENSE. We need your help to mobilize pro-choice forces to Defend the Women's Health Care Services Clinic from the anti-choicers. We will not allow Operation Save America (formerly Operation Rescue) to shut down our clinics, harass and murder our abortion providers, or control women's lives! Events to raise awareness and funds are in the works. Contact us to help organize, donate funds, or do clinic defense in Wichita! Sponsors: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (206-632-2445, wsrcrc@yahoo.com) Seattle Refuse & Resist! (206-648-0603, randrseattle@hotmail.com), Feminist Women's Health Centers.


Women in Print Conference
14 to 15 September 2001, Madison, Wisconsin

This conference will address the world of print that women have inherited, constructed, and consumed over the last 125 years. Barbara Sicherman, Kenan Professor of American Institutes and Values at Trinity College, will deliver the keynote address. A number of additional special presentations are also planned. Papers will focus on and illuminate the interaction between the reader and printed materials aimed at or produced and read by women. Studies dealing with class, religion, journalism, feminism, immigrants, racial and sexual minorities, radicals, etc., are featured. Further info jpearl@slis.wisc.edu and http://slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~printcul/women.html

 

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Most listings extracted from Jean Buskin's Peace and Justice Calendar, at
http://www.scn.org/activism/calendar




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