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NOVEMBER 2000

THROUGH NOVEMBER, second annual GIRL-COTT OF THE MOVIES. For the entire month of November, participants are urged to stay home from-or 'girl-cott'-the movies. The reasons are varied, but one common complaint among viewers (and Hollywood insiders) is a lack of stories featuring inspiring, heroic women, especially compared to the number of heroic and interesting men found on screen. At the same time, women are routinely featured in stereotypical roles as manipulators, sex objects, or helpless victims. And because of these frequent stereotypes, actresses-- particularly older actresses---find there are fewer and fewer good opportunities, while well-paid opportunities for male actors of all ages abound. Organized by Merge magazine and The Media and Women Project. For more info, http://mergemag.org and "Girl-cott of the Movies" at http://www.feminista.com/v4n2/mccarten.html

THROUGH NOV 5, on PBS TV stations; National PBS Documentary "I'm on the Ballot" Features Winona LaDuke, Ralph Nader, and other Third Party Candidates

WEDS NOV 1, 7 p.m., at The Lesbian Resource Center, 2214 S. Jackson St; LESBIAN RESOURCE CENTER Hosts The Garlic Gulch Poets reading from their recent publication, I Am Ready to Speak

THURS NOV 2, 7 p.m., at Seattle Central Community College, Broadway just north of Pine, Room #1110; People's Coalition for Justice presents A Night with the Elders, a meeting with some of the Seattle area people who are long term ACTIVISTS FOR JUSTICE; including Cindy Domingo whose brother, Silme Domingo, and his friend, Gene Viernes, both Filipino cannery union organizers and racial justice activists, were both killed in a planned murder by Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos; Cindy led a successful 10-year, national campaign to win justice and, for the first time, a U.S. court found that a foreign government was responsible for the assassination of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil. For further info 206-632-0662, ext. 86 or delilaleber@prodigy.net

THURS NOV 2, and subsequent 1st Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at Seattle First Baptist Church, Harvard & Seneca; LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FORUM, speaker this month will be John B. Anderson, 1980 Independent candidate for President, now President of the Center for Voting and Democracy, see http://www.fairvote.org, kicking off a series of meetings on ELECTION METHODS, info 206-329-4848 or lwvseattle@aol.com or http://www.scn.org/civic/lwvseattle

*THURS NOV 2, 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 General Meeting; Learn more about their current activities and campaigns; Dinner with Vegetarian Option at 6:30 p.m. for $6.50 donation; all welcome, info 206-722-6057 or 206-722-2453

FRI NOV 3, 9 p.m., at 911 Media Arts Center, 117 Yale Ave. N; "Daring to Resist"; What is it that leads a person to choose defiance, rather than submission, when her whole world is collapsing around her? In this gripping documentary, three Jewish women reflect on their lives in Holland, Hungary, and Poland during World War II, when they refused to remain passive in the face of NAZI GENOCIDE. plays with "Oh, You Black Bird: The FORGOTTEN HOLOCAUST of the Romanies"; Although it is acknowledged that the Gypsies were victims of the Nazi scourge, this downtrodden group has seldom told its story. When 70-year-old Romany Helena Malikova revisits Auschwitz, where many gypsies met their end, she shares with us her bitter memories; Seattle HUMAN RIGHTS FILM Festival ; $5 at the door, Full passes $30 for Nov 1 - 5 festival; info 206-622-2741 or SHRFF@email.com or http://www.amnestyusa.org/shrff2000

SAT NOV 4, 10:30 a.m., at 4400 Stone Way N; OWL (Older Women's League) meeting with Speaker Nancy Amidei - writer/ teacher/ ADVOCATE/ ACTIVIST; info 206-781-6679

SAT NOV 4, 2 - 5 p.m., at 1609 19th Ave; open house / house warming in WELFARE RIGHTS ORGANIZING Committee's new location, celebrating 16 years of work, spaghetti dinner, please bring a housewarming gift of 16 of something, info 206-324-3063

SAT NOV 4, 7 p.m., at 911 Media Arts Center, 117 Yale Ave. N; "Live Free or Die"; In a small New England town an OB-GYN, Dr. Wayne Goldner, has been marked because he provides LEGAL ABORTIONS. Allowing the film makers to follow him for an entire year, Goldner contributed to making this documentary serve as a stinging indictment of the government's inability to protect citizens doing legitimate work; Seattle HUMAN RIGHTS FILM Festival ; $5 at the door, Full passes $30 for Nov 1 - 5 festival; info 206- 622-2741 or SHRFF@email.com or http://www.amnestyusa.org/shrff2000

SUN NOV 5, LESBIAN RESOURCE CENTER Auction, call 206-322- 3965 for tickets

SUN NOV 5, 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 NOV 7, 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 NOV 7, 7 p.m., at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, room 221; Seattle Chapter National Organization for Women presents "MENOPAUSAL MADNESS or A Right to Passage", info 206-632-8547

THURS NOV 9, 6:30 p.m., at the Seattle NOW office at 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N; report back from World March of Women 2000 to END POVERTY AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, international information Federation des Femmes du Quebec 514-395-1196 or marche2000@ffq.qc.ca or http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/, local info Doris Olivers 360-691-7084 or dolivers@u.washington.edu or Seattle NOW 206-632-8547

SAT & SUN NOV 11 & 12, on Bainbridge Island; Daughters Sisters Project presents The Art of Facilitating Teen Talking Circles and the Art of WORKING WITH TEENS, come face to face with what hinders and contributes to your relationships with young people; facilitated by Linda Wolf, co-author of the books Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun, and soon to be published, The Whole World is Watching: Youth Activism; $385 includes meals, info and registration packet 206-842-3000 or daughtersi@aol.com, info http://www.daughters-sisters.org; the mission of the Daughters Sisters Project is to educate, inspire and empower girls and young women and foster partnerships between the genders and generations

SAT NOV 11, 8 p.m., at The Lesbian Resource Center, 2214 S. Jackson St; LESBIAN RESOURCE CENTER Hosts Queer Voices Of Liberation with Tara Hardy, Doris Harris, Chrystos, Jed Lin, Coline Donovan, Sarah Sharp, Denise Van De Cruz, and Fran Varian

SUN NOV 12, 3 p.m., at 3842 NE 90th; Seattle Women Act for Peace presents Harriett Walden speaking on RACIAL PROFILING as an Extension of the Jim Crow Laws, light refreshments, info 206-523-1127

WEDS NOV 15, lunch 11:30, forum noon - 1:30 p.m., at Tent Village, at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S.; HOMELESS WOMEN'S FORUM 2000, an annual event of WHEEL, the Women's Housing, Equality and Enhancement League, very limited parking, please dress warmly, includes free lunch, please arrive early, RSVP to 206-956-0334

NOV 25 - DEC 10, The 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates, November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women and December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including December 1, which is World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

SAT NOV 18, 20th annual National ABORTION RIGHTS Action League Liberty Ball & Auction, info 206-624-1990 or alexmartin@wanaral.org

NOV 30 - DEC 8, in El Salvador; Commemorate The 20th Anniversary Of The Four American Women Missioners' Martyrdom In El Salvador: ALL-WOMEN'S DELEGATION TO EL SALVADOR is being organized by Debi Covert-Bowlds to meet women leaders in El Salvador and commemorate the murder of the missioners, killed by military troops Dec. 2, 1980; The delegation will be led by CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace in El Salvador); Fees $70/day include housing, food, interpretation, transportation in country, and CRISPAZ resource booklet and staffing. Airfare is extra. Spiritual reflections are part of experience with respect for all faith traditions; application and info Debi Covert-Bowlds, 5967 Abbey Road, Ferndale, WA 98248, 360-312-0622 or debicovert@aol.com


DECEMBER 2000

OCT 27 - 29, DEC 8 - 10, AND FEB 2 - 4; at The Leaven Center in Lyons, MI; "Doing Our Own Work", a three-weekend seminar for ANTI-RACIST WHITE WOMEN who seek to deepen their commitment to confronting and challenging white racism where they live and work; "It is our experience and conviction that those of us who are white need to "do our own work" - educating ourselves, confronting white supremacy, holding each other accountable, and demonstrating good faith as we seek to build genuine and lasting coalitions with people of color. Utilizing input from the leaders, reading assignments, videos, group discussion, and structured exercises, we will explore the following topics and issues: Individual racism, institutional racism, and cultural racism; The historical roots of white racism in the United States; White privilege and unearned advantage Claiming and shaping an anti-racist identity; How to be an effective anti-racist ally; Discerning our spiritual resources for change; Practicing the skills of interrupting racism; Strategies for institutional change; more than forty hours of "class time." The seminar utilizes an action/ reflection method of learning: our study and reflection will be grounded in anti-racist action and our action will be strengthened and refined by reflection, study, and conversation, $375 covers program, lodging, and meals; info http://www.leaven.org or 517-855-2277 or leavencenter@leaven.org

SUN DEC 3, 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 DEC 5, 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 DEC 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

SUN DEC 17, 3 p.m., at 3842 NE 90th; Seattle Women Act for Peace presents Nancy Amidei on STATE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES; Nancy is an expert on citizen advocacy and leads workshops to empower citizens to take action, an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Legislative Session, light refreshments, info 206-523-1127

ONGOING MONDAYS through Dec 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at Native American Room, University of Washington Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE; Radical Women sponsors a weekly discussion series on "Making Waves", an anthology by ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN with historical articles, poetry and autobiographical essays that portray the experiences of immigrants, activists, youth and elders; free, everyone welcome, info 206-722-6057 or 206-524-9353

 

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http://www.scn.org/activism/calendar

 

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