MARCH: Overview

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Happy Women’s History Month

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last update:3/02 @8:32am

I have had a very exciting February, perhaps the best to date.  I was lucky enough to meet Jerin Alam of the National NOW Young Feminist Task Force and Jessi Arrington of WORKSHOP as well as Liz Abzug of the The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute. Also the entire cast of the CUNY Hunter 2010 Vagina Monologues. Great month filled with beautiful and powerful women.

Last night was the Recession Art’s Artist Announcement Party founded by sisters who are dear friends of mine Ani and Emma Katz. Together they continue to host a space where young talented artists can find recognition and patrons can seek affordable art. I commend them both for their amazing work.

So a quick briefing of what’s in store for me come this Women’s History Month. This post will likely subject to frequent update as the weeks pass to April.

Please share any and all events that you are taking part in!

MARCH 6th: Center for Women’s Global Leadership 20th Anniversary Symposium

Hunter College Assembly Hall East 68th St. and Lexington Ave. All Day Event

There is a long list of speakers that will be in attendance. There focus of three key panels will be on Body, Economy and the Movement as well as a recognition to the Voices Haitian Women’s. This is my first time in attendance and I am thrilled.

Hosted by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY

nccMARCH 8th: Global Issues & the Law

Free  at  NCC One Education Drive, Garden City, New York 11:00am-12:30pm  CCB 252-253

Students will be participating in panel on how the law affects the status of women world-wide.  I will be speaking on issues in Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi. Come out and support me and the women of Burma! If you cannot attend please check out US Campaign for Burma.

MARCH 8th: Until The Violence Stops V-DAY FILM SERIES

FREE at The New School Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, fifth floor, Greenwich Village. 7:00 pm

Not unlike the event posted in my last blog. Until the Violence Stops features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a powerful film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against women and girls. Until the Violence Stops features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a powerful film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against women and girls. In emotionally charged interviews and performances, everyday women and celebrities like Rosie Perez, Salma Hayek, Tantoo Cardinal, Jane Fonda, and LisaGay Hamilton embrace their bodies, reconcile their past, and bond together to break the silence that surrounds abuse.

Jess ValentiMARCH 11th: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to What Matters

Free  at  NCC One Education Drive, Garden City, New York 1:00pm-2:30pm   CCB 252-253

NCC is proud to presents “Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to What Matters” featuring Jessica Valenti, who you may recall from first blog.  Founder and editor of Feministing.com, a news, comment and calls to arms blog that has half-a-million readers a month. She is the author of three books: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters; He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut…and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know; and The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women.

March 15th: Sapphire Speaks on PreciousSapphire

Free  at  NCC One Education Drive, Garden City, New York

Poet, writer and author of the renowned book Push discusses the process of how her work became a critically acclaimed movie.

There are a number of other great events taking place at NCC this month for more information on what is taking place at NCC click here and here.

March 22nd: Very Young Girls Screening & Talk

FREE at The New School Room 510, 66 West 12th Street 7:00 pm

If you have yet to see this film please, please do. Very Young Girls is an expose of human trafficking that follows thirteen and fourteen year old American girls as they are seduced, abused, and sold on New York’s streets by pimps, and treated as adult criminals by police. The majority of the film takes place in Manhattan and the surrounding area.

The film identifies hope for these girls in the organization GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services). Founder Rachel Lloyd and her staff are heroic and relentless in their mission to help girls sent by the court or found on the street […] Very Young Girls’ unprecedented access to girls and pimps will change the way law enforcement, the media, and society as a whole look at sexual exploitation, street prostitution and human trafficking that is happening right in our own backyard.

Screening followed by a Q&A with GEMS campaign coordinator Jenny Park!!!

March 20th  & 21st: National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

March 22nd:Congressional Day of Action

It’s not too late to register!

University of the District of Columbia All day Events scheduled!

The conference will be held on March 20-21, 2010 at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC.

There is an additional Congressional Day of Action on Monday, March 22 on Capitol Hill. Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, with focus on the impact young women have when it comes to domestic and global issues

March 29th: The Glass House Screening

FREE at The New School Room 510, 66 West 12th Street 7:00 pm

The fringes of Iranian society can be a lonely place, especially if you are a teenage girl with few resources to fall back on. The Glass House follows four girls striving to pull themselves out of the margins by attending a one-of-kind rehabilitation center in uptown Tehran […] the girls of The Glass House take us on a never-before-seen tour of the underclass of Iran with their brave and defiant stories.

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One response to “MARCH: Overview

  1. Finkel

    I am impressed with all this useful information. Was WAY more than I expected. I just cannot keep up with your posts. So much information to read about.

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