"No mother should have to ride the subways or set up house in an elevator shaft or an empty barn in lieu of putting her children to sleep in a warm bed at night." - Theresa Funiciello

May 1999
Vol. 1 - #3

Said It: Feminist News, Culture & Politics  

An End to Poverty

Resisting The Machinery of Violence

The Weekly's Viagra Dependency

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Calendar for May 1999

1 Saturday Protest against "Focus on the Family." Mountlake Terrace Focus on the Family is conducting a day-long workshop aimed at instructing teachers, counselors, parents, and administrators on how to "cure homosexuality!" Join Dyke Action Committee and others in protest at Calvary Fellowship Church at 2 pm. Carpool meets at Seattle Central Community College at 1 pm. Info, Rachel at (206) 417-0576 or

1 Saturday "Women's Rights as Human Rights." 8 am - 5 pm at UW School of Social Work, The Gallery. Free. Info (425) 352-5421 or

1 and 2, Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Women on Tap, a musical drama by Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, directed by Susan Finque, is about three teenage girls who struggle to become women in a world hostile to their talent and boldness. At the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center. Info and reservations, (206) 684-4757.

4 Tuesday, and subsequent first Tuesdays, at 6 pm. GABRIELA Network-NW, a US solidarity group with GABRIELA-Philippines. Get involved in solidarity work around Filipina and Asian women's issues globally and domestically. Info, (206) 824-8229.

6 Thursday Women's International League for Peace and Freedom presents Dr. Victoria Kill for talk on "Women and the United Nations." 532 32nd Av. S. 7 pm. Info, (206) 329-3666.

7 Friday Save the Safety Net! Rallies are being held across the country to demand a moratorium on welfare deform's time limits, as well as to demand a new federal safety net for all. Street theater, military expenditure ribbons, visionary mural making, and petition and postcard signing. The safety net affects everyone. Make yourself heard and seen from noon to one at the Federal Building, downtown, at 2nd and Marion. For info, 324-3063.

7 Friday, 10 Monday, and 14 Friday "Issues for ethnic minorities and women in science and engineering," 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Sponsored by the Northwest Center for Research on Women. Free and open to all. Info, (206) 543-9531 or or

8 Saturday "'I Be Done Been Was Is' Black Women Comediennes: A documentary" A look at entertainment legends from Moms Mabley to June Galvin-Lewis. A benefit for Mothers for Police Accountability, cosponsored by Dyke Community Activists. 8 pm at 911 Media Arts Center, 117 Yale Av. N.

15 Saturday "Warrior Woman: Women as Leaders of Social Change," with instructor Angela Toussaint. Sliding scale $17.50 - $70. An Urban Action School course of participatory education for activists, organizers, workers, and the community. At Rainier Valley Unitarian, 4620 S. Findlay. Info, 464-9129.

19 Wednesday Dyke Action Drag King Show. A benefit for the new queer women's publication PUSH. 7 pm at Re-Bar. Great show, great raffle prizes, for a really good publication. Info,

25 Tuesday and subsequent 4th Tuesdays. National Organization for Women monthly action meeting. Roundtable discussion: "Reclaiming the F Word: Feminism." At Seattle Central Community College, room 2115, Broadway just north of Pine. Info, (206) 632-8547.

Some listings extracted from Jean Buskin's Peace and Justice Calander, at


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