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SEPTEMBER 2000

SAT SEPT 2, on Bainbridge Island; Daughters Sisters Project presents Bonds Between Women: A MOTHER DAUGHTER WORKSHOP, info 206-842-3000 or daughtersi@aol.com or http://www.daughters-sisters.org or mawolf317@aol.com; the mission of the Daughters Sisters Project is to educate, inspire and empower girls and young women.

SUN SEPT 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

MON SEPT 4, 11 a.m. - Fri SEPT 8, 4 p.m., at magical Loon Lake, 40 miles east of Vancouver British Columbia in a private wilderness camp; 7th Annual Sappho Witchcamp, 5 day womyn's retreat for LESBIANS AND LESBIAN-POSITIVE WOMYN to join together to rediscover our spirituality, sexuality and celebrate lesbian culture. Learn about or deepen our knowledge of the Dianic Tradition of the Craft, a women's tradition, facilitated by Ruth Barrett and Falcon River from the Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess in Madison WI; $200-$300 US or $295 - $375 Canadian, info, Pat Hogan, Sounds & Furies Productions, PO Box 21510, 1850 Commercial Dr, Vancouver BC V5N 4A0; or 604-253-7189, or Fax 604-253- 2191 or path@lynx.bc.ca

TUES SEPT 5, and subsequent first Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m., at Westlake mall, near 4th and Pine downtown; Help make our community safe; leaflet for SENSIBLE GUN LAWS. Moms, kids, aunts, dads, uncles -- everyone is urged to come and help draw attention to this important issue; if you can, wear something Day-Glo orange -- like the safety vests workers wear; we plan to do this every month and hope to see our numbers grow! Bring information to share: this demonstration will serve as our informal coalition building meeting. Organized by the Coalition for Firearm Safety after collaboration with MAVIA, Millions Mom March, Ceasefire and Physicians for Social Responsibility

TUES SEPT 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 SEPT 7, 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

SAT SEPT 9, at Magnuson Park Shelter #2, NE 65th & Sand Point Way, Red Dot Picnic, the ELDER LESBIAN Initiative, bring your burgers, drinks and a dish to share, info 206- 559-2992 or RedDotGirl@aol.com

TUES SEPT 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th Bellevue just east of the Crossroads Shopping Center; PUBLICITY WORKSHOP, "How To Get Publicity Through The News Media" for Non-Profits, Community Organizations, And Small Business Owners Featuring Media Panel composed of reporters from local radio, television and newspapers, Featuring KING 5 Anchor, Lori Matsukawa, Mark Higgins from the Seattle Times, and reporters from ethnic publications. Hosted by Esther "Little Dove" John, host of Smooth Jazz's public affairs show " the Spotlight Program"; 45 minute discussion followed by 30 minute Q & A session; info http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/parks/diversity/welcome.htm or 425-452-4874, RSVP to Cheryl Lamphere @ clamphere@ci.bellevue.wa.us or 425-452-2835

WEDNESDAYS SEPT 13, 27, OCT 11, 25 AND NOV 8, breakfast series 7:30 - 9 a.m., at Stimson-Green Mansion, 1204 Minor Ave; $75, or noon - 1:30 p.m., lunch series at Overlake Golf and Country Club, 8000 NE 16th Medina, $95; 15th Annual International Seminar Series EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A New Challenge for a New Century, Around the world, particularly in rural areas, as many as 130 million children lack access to basic education and two-thirds of these children are girls; speakers will deliver a thirty- minute presentation, followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion, with Dr. Nelly P. Stromquist, professor of International Development Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California on EMPOWERING GIRLS, Transforming Countries: the Role of Girls' Education in the Developing World; Dr. Geeta Menon, Director of the Girls' Education Unit for CARE India on BRINGING GIRLS TO THE FRONT of the Class in India; Ms. Mary Fontaine, communications and Information Specialist for LearnLink, on A Plugged-in Planet? The Role of TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; Dr. Lucy Lopez on REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH and Education: A Vital Collaboration in Developing Countries; Mr. Hassan Mohamed is the Education Program Coordinator for CARE Afghanistan's Community Education Program on After Burying Their Dead: EDUCATION AS A TOOL FOR PEACE; send registration info and payment to CARE 1402 Third Avenue, Suite 912, Seattle, WA 98101 by Sept 8, info 206-464-0787 or seattle@care.org

THURS SEPT 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Seattle Now office, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N; planning meeting for World March of Women 2000, to END POVERTY AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, planning Oct 14 workshops and rally, international information Federation des Femmes du Quebec 514-395-1196 or marche2000@ffq.qc.ca or http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/, local info http://www.seattlenow.org or Doris Olivers 360- 691-7084 or dolivers@u.washington.edu or Lynn Laverdure 206-632-8547 or feminist@seattlenow.org

MON SEPT 18, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2650 148th SE, Bellevue; The Church Council of Greater Seattle series of Fall Assembly Dinners with theme "Beyond the Bandaid: HEALING THE WOUNDS OF POVERTY," info Phyliis Reynolds 206-525-1213 x3933 preynolds@churchcouncilseattle.org

WEDS SEPT 20, 7:30 - 9 p.m., at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, room 220; Seattle Chapter National Organization for Women presents "LOVE YOUR BODY DAY" with "Stop the Tobacco Train, I Want to Get Off", speakers include Ani Ohara, Free and Clear Program; Lydia Ronan, Hypnotherapist; Dr Bonnie Verhunce, Chiropractor; info 206-632-8547

FRI SEPT 22, Imitating Life: Women, Race and Film, 1932-2000 Conference, Princeton, New Jersey. Actress Halle Berry will give the keynote address for this two-day conference. The program includes three panels of distinguished filmmakers and authors discussing issues of women, race and the Hollywood depiction of African-Americans on screen. They will cover such subjects as friendship across color lines; "passing" and the notion of the "tragi c Mulatto"; black and white women's entrepreneurship in the novel and first film; and women as partners, employers and employees. The conference is free and open to the public. However, space is limited so please register either on the web site or by e-mail. For info, imitatinglife@hotmail.com or visit the conference website - http://www.princeton.edu:80/~aasprog/imitatinglife.html.

TUES SEPT 26, and subsequent last Tuesdays, 7 - 9 p.m., at University Heights Center, room 209, 5031 University Way NE at 50th and "the Ave" in the U District, bus lines #7, 9, 43, 44, 48, 71-73; GREEN PARTY of Seattle monthly general meeting, come check out, learn about, and become a part of Seattle's progressive political option. Get involved with the RALPH NADER FOR PRESIDENT, Winona LaDuke for VP, and Joe Szwaja for US Congress campaigns. To get involved, become a member, donate or for info about the Greens 206- 264-5110 or sgreens@boutell.com or P.O. Box 95515, Seattle WA 98145-2515, or http://www.seattlegreens.org

THURS SEPT 28, 6:30 p.m., at the Seattle Now office, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N; planning meeting for World March of Women 2000, to END POVERTY AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, planning Oct 14 workshops and rally, international information Federation des Femmes du Quebec 514-395-1196 or marche2000@ffq.qc.ca or http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/, local info http://www.seattlenow.org or Doris Olivers 360- 691-7084 or dolivers@u.washington.edu or Lynn Laverdure 206-632-8547 or feminist@seattlenow.org

ONGOING MONDAYS, through Sept 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at 1903 NE 82nd St on the #72 bus line; Campus Radical Women weekly discussion series on anthology edited by Sonia Shah "Dragon Ladies: ASIAN AMERICAN FEMINISTS Breathe Fire" with Essays by young and elder Asian, Pacific Islander and East Indian organizers on a broad range of issues, from sexual exploitation and union organizing to punk rock, free, all welcome, Light snacks and beverages served for a modest donation; info 206-722-6057 or 206-524-9353

 

OCTOBER 2000

Women's World March in the Year 2000, October 15 in Washington, DC, and October 17 in New York City.

This is a global action to demand equality, the end of poverty and violence, and to demonstrate women's ongoing determination to change the world. Seattle NOW is organizing a local action as part of the Women's World March. For more info, call 206-632-8547, or check out http://www.seattlenow.org.


October 26-29, Fourth Annual Radical Lesbian Feminist UpRising, rural area, near Kansas City, Mo.

Join us at the fourth Radical Lesbian Feminist UpRising! Any Radical Lesbian Feminist or Lesbian seriously considering becoming one, pack your bags and join us. If you are a dyke willing to acknowledge that men and their institutions oppress lesbians and who continues to resist patriarchy and the domination of oppressed groups, you will find like-minded dykes. Activities will include workshops, small group discussions, community meetings, good food and our own home grown fun. The Lesbians attending the conference will create all events and entertainment, so bring what you need to take part.

Registration: Please send in the registration form by September 25th. Cost: Sliding scale $0-$60 per night, more if you can. Day attendance: $0-$20 per day. Please come, even if you can't pay. Your attendance is more than enough! Travel Fund: Some funds for travel assistance are available, so as many Lesbians as possible can come. Please write Travel Fund requests on the registration form. We encourage and appreciate contributions to the Travel Fund when possible. If you can contribute, please do.

Possible topics for discussion include the many forms of backlash against and co-opting of radical feminism, Radical Lesbian Feminism in the 21st century, creating Lesbian culture, dyke stories, the connections between violence against women and the violence against the Earth, dykes on the land, and Radical Feminists opposing multiple forms of oppression.

Mail Registrations to: RLF, c/o Monarc, 3940 Charlotte #1, K.C., MO, USA 64110 by September 25. All conference information is available in large print upon request. Phone (501) 677-2235 to request. For more information contact: Postal: RLF, c/o J. Neath, P.O.Box 112, St. Paul AR 72760. Telephone: Paula Mariedaughter 501-677-2235 or Susan Wiseheart 417-683-5499, Email: susan@wiseheart.com, TDD: 417-683-5499

 

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

 
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