SHE SAID IT
"Nothing does change, unless its form, its structure, its language also changes. To work magic, we begin by making new metaphors. Without negating the light, we reclaim the dark: the fertile earth where the hidden seed lies unfolding."- Starhawk

September 1999
Vol. 1 - #7


Said It: Feminist News, Culture & Politics  

in this issue:

WTO: Confronting a Menace of a Millennium

We All Belong, Stop Harassment!

A Subtle Erasure

The Dailies: WTO Play by Play


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Calendar For September & October 1999

SAT SEPT 18, 9 a.m., Seattle NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN Annual Garage sale, info 206-632-8547

SUN SEPT 19, 11 a.m., at 3842 NE 90th St. near 35th Ave NE; Seattle Women Act for Peace and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom present a light brunch and educational meeting with Sally Soriano on the WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION - Danger to Human Rights; info 206-523-1127

SUN SEPT 19, 12:30 p.m., at Bloedel hall, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1245 10th Ave E; PALESTINE CONCERN Group will hold a Middle Eastern Luncheon and Program as a fundraiser for a Scholarship for a Palestinian Woman , featuring Linda Bevis and Ed Mast of Palestinian Solidarity Committee on "Are we buying peace in Palestine", tickets Huda Giddens 206-527-1291 or Tom Walker 425-641-9247

WEDS SEPT 22, Redefining Liberation: LOVE YOUR BODY DAY, 2nd Annual day of Action, part of National Organization for Women Foundation's Women's Health Project, working to raise awareness and speak out against ads that are offensive, harmful, and disrespectful; it's okay to say no to dieting, smoking, cosmetic surgery and other means of achieving an "ideal" look, info Seattle NOW 206- 632-8547

SEPT 25 & 26, Training for Volunteers at Lambert House, a center which aims to empower LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND QUESTIONING youth through the development of personal, social and life skills; services include a drop in center, computer lab, weekly and monthly activities, discussion groups, recreational outings and major social events like The Prom; People of Color especially needed to provide a diverse population of role models for the youth; leave name, address and phone number at 206-322-2515 to receive an information packet and volunteer application; potential applicants will be interviewed

TUES SEPT 28, 7 - 9 p.m., at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N room 221; Seattle NOW, National Organization for Women, action meeting "SEXUAL ASSAULT in King County: The Future of SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS" with speaker Heather McRae-Woolf of C.A.R.A. and others from local assault service providers, info 206-632-8547

OCTOBER

OCT 3 - 6, at Westin Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; National Symposium: "Made To Measure: Designing Research, Policy and Action Approaches to ELIMINATE GENDER INEQUITY", info Nadia Stuewer 902-428-2775 or 1-888-658-1112 or GEL@dal.ca or http://www.medicine.dal.ca/mcewh

TUES OCT 5, and subsequent first 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 OCT 6, noon, at Seattle Central Community College, room BE 1110, Broadway just north of Pine; Women's Programs Noon Lecture Series presents a speaker from the League of Women Voters on "Get Ready for Election 1999" with INFORMATION ON BALLOT ISSUES

SAT OCT 9, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at Rainier Valley Unitarian Church, 4620 S Findlay; an Urban Action School class taught by Angela Toussaint "Warrior Woman: WOMEN AS LEADERS of Social Change" principles of feminine power, distinctions between masculine and feminine power, and more; Sliding Scale fee $10 -40, info Urban Action School 206-464-9129, waal@toolsforchange.org, or http://www.endgame.org/uas.html

WEDS OCT 13, noon, at Seattle Central Community College, room BE 1110, Broadway just north of Pine; Women's Programs Noon Lecture Series presents Cristien Storm from Home Alive on "SELF DEFENSE AND SOCIAL CHANGE", how efforts to educate and organize the community around self defense fit into human rights and anti-violence movements

THURSDAYS OCT 14, 21 & 28, 7 - 10 p.m., at Seattle Practice Center, 1910 24th S; an Urban Action School class taught by Margo Adair and Ruby Phillips "SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE" how do our spiritual and political lives feed each other? topics include roles of major spiritual traditions in social justice movements, each session includes time for meditation / reflection, discussion, suggested readings, class will shape around participant needs, diverse perspectives welcome; Sliding Scale fee $22.50 - 90, info Urban Action School 206-464-9129, waal@toolsforchange.org, or http://www.endgame.org/uas.html

SUN OCT 17, 11 a.m., at 3842 NE 90th St. near 35th Ave NE; Seattle Women Act for Peace and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom present a light brunch and educational meeting planning for action on the WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION - Danger to Human Rights; info 206-523-1127

WEDS OCT 20, noon, at Seattle Central Community College, room BE 1110, Broadway just north of Pine; Women's Programs Noon Lecture Series presents Harriet Walden, founder of Mothers for Police Accountability, discussing the Virtues Project, UNIVERSAL VALUES found in all cultures and sacred traditions; their value to touch the human spirit and transform our communities

THURS OCT 21, 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

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 NOW's 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

listings extracted from Jean Buskin's Peace and Justice Calendar, available online at http://www.scn.org/activism/calendar. Please use contact info for each event to check for any changes.



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