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NOVEMBER 1999

TUES OCT 26, 7 - 9 p.m., at Seattle Central Community College, room 2115, upstairs behind cafeteria, Broadway just north of Pine; Seattle NOW, National Organization for Women, action meeting DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH Discussion what can we do to bring more awareness, learn about NOWs campaign for passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 1999, pick up petitions to gather signatures, info 206-632-8547

WEDS OCT 27, noon, at Seattle Central Community College, room BE 1110, Broadway just north of Pine; Women's Programs Noon Lecture Series presents "The Burning Times", Director of Student Leadership Lexie Evans on the PERSECUTION OF MILLIONS OF WOMEN in the middle ages, and how we continue to be affected by witch hunts today

WEDS OCT 27, 3 - 4:30 p.m., at University of Washington Womens Center, Cunningham Hall; Book Reading by Patricia Dawson, M.D., Ph.D., author of Forged by the Knife: The Experience of Surgical Residency from the Perspective of a Woman of Color, a study of six BLACK FEMALE SURGEONS, info 206-685-1090

WEDS OCT 27, 7 - 9 p.m., at University of Washington, 120 Kane Hall; Wangari Maathai, founder of KENYA'S GREEN BELT Movement, a Time magazine "Hero of the Planet," and Nobel Prize nominee for 1999 will speak; Supported by 80,000 grassroots members across Kenya, Maathai 's Green Belt Movement ties environmental practice with development policy and political responsibility. Not only have its members - who are mostly grassroots women - planted 15 million trees in the last 20 years, but they've created a multi-faceted environmental program now being used in 12 other African nations; Maathai has been harassed, beaten, and jailed for her political courage, she was hospitalized for wounds received while demonstrating against the sale of parcels of the public's Karura Forest to developers; the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi, will speak on ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT from a unique and critical perspective, info http://www.ibike.org/africasummit

THURS & FRI OCT 28 & 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. day 1, to 2 p.m. day 2, at Renton Silver Cloud Inn; King County Sexual Assault Resource Center presents a Continuing Education Workshop, SEXUAL HARASSMENT in the Schools: Beyond Targes to Remedies ncludes: overview of the problem; defining sexual harassment; factors contributing to sexual harassment; effects of sexual harassment; sexual harassment prevention education; media review; sexual harassment and the law; conducting an investigation; and policies and procedures; OSPI approved for Clock Hours, WCSAP Approved Training, ASL interpretation upon request; $150, scholarships available to those working or living within King County. includes materials, info DeeAn Nakagawa dnakagawa@KCSARC.org or 425-226-5062 X225

THURS OCT 28, at Seattle Providence Medical Center- Logan Conference Room, Between Jefferson and Cherry on 16th Ave, Enter by crossing skywalk from hospital garage; GROWING OLDER: HEALTH & WELLNESS FOR LESBIANS, a series to empower older lesbians around the issues of health and health care, session on Breast/Heart Health: A well known breast surgeon who is on the Board of the Seattle Lesbian Cancer Project and a family physician talk about what you can do to combat these potentially deadly illnesses; free, free parking, refreshments, info 206-320-2444

TUES NOV 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

WEDS NOV 3, noon, at Seattle Central Community College, room BE 1110, Broadway just north of Pine; Women's Programs Noon Lecture Series presents Morgan Ahern on WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS, about the long history of incarcerating political activists including women dissidents in the U.S.

WEDS NOV 10, noon, at Seattle Central Community College, room BE 1110, Broadway just north of Pine; Women's Programs Noon Lecture Series presents Simone La Drumma, director of LADIES DON'T DRUM, a workshop presentation of her travels from behind a desk to behind a drum

TUES NOV 16, at Shoreline Community College; FEMINIST AUTHOR Jean Kilbourne will speak, she has a book coming out "Killing us Softly: Romance and Rebellion in Advertising"

WEDS NOV 17, noon, at Seattle Central Community College, room BE 1110, Broadway just north of Pine; Women's Programs Noon Lecture Series presents Anna Balint on Images of WOMEN IN LITERATURE, discussion of popular novels from a feminist perspective

THURS & FRI NOV 18 & 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. day 1, to 2 p.m. day 2, at Renton Silver Cloud Inn; King County Sexual Assault Resource Center presents a Continuing Education Workshop, Striving For EMPOWERMENT: An Educational Support Group Model FOR TEEN AGE GIRLS; Includes: overview of sexual victimization; impact and issues of victimization; group format and facilitation; and skill building exercises; OSPI approved for Clock Hours, WCSAP Approved Training, ASL interpretation upon request; $150, scholarships available to those working or living within King County. includes materials, info DeeAn Nakagawa dnakagawa@KCSARC.org or 425-226-5062 X225

THURS NOV 18, 8 a.m. and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, at Crocodile Cafe, 2200 2nd Ave near Blanchard; [note new time and place]; INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY PLANNING Committee; Monthly meetings Planning for an extraordinary celebration March 2000 and current activities leading up to this event. All concerned with women's issues either as individuals or representing organizations are welcome. info Rosalinda, Jobs With Justice 206-441-4969, fax 206-441-5059, or Diane, Seattle NOW 206-632-8547

NOV 28 - 29, in Seattle; formal opening Nov 28, noon, at Filipino Community Center, 5740 ML King Way S, 1999 PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY/ MARCH-RALLY AGAINST WTO / Globalization, main convenor Sentenaryo ng Bayan, a Seattle Filipino organisation; conference culminates in a rally on Nov 30; counterpoint and alternative to the WTO 3rd Ministerial Meeting; half-day session will focus on the WTO's Agreement on AGRICULTURE, PEASANTS AND RURAL WOMEN. Invited are organizations, groups and individuals, whether within or outside of the Peoples' Campaign Against Imperialist Globalisation (PCAIG) network, who have been active in resisting TNCs/MNCs, APEC, NAFTA, WTO-IMF-WB, globalisation and monopoly capitalism; info CAOA Secretariat, Bayan/Amihan/KMP, fax c/o Gabriela 63-2-374-4423 or tpl@cheerful.com, RSVP for opening 206-763-9611 or 206-998- 4105

TUES NOV 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Renton Silver Cloud Inn; King County Sexual Assault Resource Center presents a Continuing Education Workshop, Ending SEXUAL VIOLENCE: ADOLESCENTS Making Social Change Includes: exploring the scope and dynamics of sexual violence; four preconditions to offending; addressing the underlying conditions of sexual violence with teens; sexual assault prevention education; and partnering with teens in social change; OSPI approved for Clock Hours, WCSAP Approved Training, ASL interpretation upon request; $90, scholarships available to those working or living within King County. includes materials, info DeeAn Nakagawa dnakagawa@KCSARC.org or 425-226-5062 X225

 

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

 

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