IWTC Women's GlobalNet #298

Activities and Initiatives of Women Worldwide 

March 17, 2006

Events for Womenís History Month (March)

ONLINE:
EXHIBIT AT THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN
The International Museum of Women is presenting an online exhibit, a
series of global events, and a new book. Entitled Imagining Ourselves: A
Global Generation of Women, this project focuses on women in their 20's
and 30's and includes submissions of art, photography, essays, video,
and poetry from thousands of women in over 100 countries. The web site
features global dialogue on specific topics and a partnership with eight
global activist organizations. For more information:
http://www.imow.org/

AUSTRALIA:
The theme for 2006 Womenís History Month in Australia is Women in Music


MUSEUM DISPLAYS AT BERRY AND NOWRA
Berry Museums, Nowra Museum, Bundanon/Boyd Centre and Meroogal Museum
will have special displays on women.
When: March 1-31; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily;
Fees: Berry Museum - free; Nowra - $2; Meroogal - $8
Information:
www.shoalhavenmuseums.com.au

FIRST AUSTRALIAN WOMAN AMBASSADOR TO BE CELEBRATED IN CANBERRA
The life of Ruth Lissant Dobson OBE BA, diplomat (1918-89), the first
women to be appointed ambassador for Australia, will be honored at this
free event. Dobson became ambassador after years of service in the
External Affairs Department where she fought against the many rules and
regulations that discriminated against women. Sylvia Marchant will speak
about Dobsonís life.

When: March 31, 10:00 am
Where: Friendís Lounge at the National Museum of Australia. Tea will be
provided
Information: Bookings - 6208 5048 or find more information at
http://womenshistory.org.au/events/calendar.php\?mode=cal&date=2006-03-01#

POLAND:
NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND OPEN DEBATE IN WROCLAW
A variety of events are being held in Wroclaw by womenís groups on the

theme of womenís equal involvement in public life, career advancement
and family life in the city. These include:
March 17-31: National Conference on women and the development of
industry in Poland and Europe; opportunities and barriers in attaining
financial independence
March 25 at 2:00 pm Open Debate on National Civil Rights and Good
Governance - Democratic Union of Women ul. Ofiar Owi?cimskich 17
Information:
http://www.neww.org.pl/pl.php/news/news/1.html\?&nw=2217&re=3

NORTH AMERICA & CANADA:
PLAYS, TALKS AND ADVERTISEMENTS AT RUTGERS, NEW JERSEY
Linda Nieves-Powell's play "Yo Soy Latina!" will show how a diverse
group of Latina women come to understand their heritage and their
connection to the contemporary American landscape.
Where: Gordon Theater, within the Fine Arts Complex.
When: Tuesday, March 21,
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Shin-yi Chao, assistant professor of religion at Rutgers-Camden,
will give a talk entitled Good Career Moves: Life Stories of Chinese
Daoism Priestesses. Complimentary lunch will be provided
Where: Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge, third floor
When: Thursday, March 23,
12:30 p.m.

Dr. Nancy Rosoff, associate dean of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers-Camden,
will discuss Chiclets Keeps the Mind on the Game: Advertisements and
Athletic American Women, 1890-1920. Complimentary lunch will be
provided.
Where: Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge, third floor
When: Monday, March 27, 12:10 p.m.
Information:
http://ur.rutgers.edu/medrel/viewArticle.html\?ArticleID=4994

BOOKS AND FILM FEST AT UNIVERSITY IN MINNESOTA
A brown bag luncheon will be held with author Kathryn Sullivan featuring
a discussion of her books, the writing process and the current state of
publishing.
Where: Kryszko Commons, Dining Room B
When: Wednesday, March 22, Noon to 1 p.m.
Donna Cross, author of Pope Joan, will read from and discuss her novel
about this controversial woman who, disguised as a man, rose to rule
Christianity in the 9th century.
Where: Science Laboratory Auditorium (Room 120)
When: Thursday, March 23,
7 p.m.
Information on both events:
http://www.winona.edu/womensstudies/whm.htm

Lunafest, a national festival of films by, for and about women, will
feature a variety of genres, including documentaries and animated
shorts. Topics include senior citizensí sexuality, a woman soldierís

crisis to find someone to care for her children during her tour of duty
in the Middle East and the healing power of friendship between an old
woman and a troubled young woman.
Where: WSU's Women's & Gender Studies Department
When: Friday, March 31,
7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. (Tickets: $7, available
from
6.15 p.m.)
Information:
http://www.lunabar.com/lunafest

EXPLORATION OF WOMENíS ISSUES THROUGH DISCUSSION AND ART IN SAN

FRANCISCO
De Anza College is celebrating Women's History Month by sponsoring
events that feature film, dance, drama, art, music, poetry,
storytelling, literature and stimulating discussion. Racial, cultural
and sexual identity, global women's issues, domestic violence and
cultural exchange are some of the topics that will be explored during
this month-long series of events. This year's theme is Writing the Body:
Written, Spoken and Visual Expressions of Women Across Cultures.
Information: Contact Jill Quigley (408) 864-556; Go to
http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/news/whm06.html

WOMEN COMMUNITY BUILDERS TO BE HONORED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Lifetime Television and the National Womenís History Project will

organize a public event to honor women who have inspired and united
their communities. Honorees at the 2006 affair include Juana Gutierrez,
Aileen Hernandez, Winona LaDuke, Cindy Marano, Mary Aloysius Molloy,
Nancy Nordhoff, Mary Taylor Previte, Betty Reid Soskin, Mary Tsukamoto
and Marian Van Landingham,
When: Wednesday, March 22, 2006; Reception at 5:30 p.m.; program at 6:30
p.m.
Where: Hay Adams Hotel,
One Lafayette Square, 16th and H Street NW. RSVP
to National Contact: Womenís History Project by
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
for tickets and information.
Information: (707) 636-2888; Web: http://www.nwhp.org/

WRITING CONTEST ON WOMEN AS BUILDERS OF COMMUNITIES
The National Womenís History Project (NWHP) has organized a writing

contest entitled Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams. A NWHP $200
gift certificate will be given to first place winners in the categories
of Middle School, Elementary School, High School, College, Community
Organization and Workplace.
Deadline: April 15, 2006
Information:
http://www.nwhp.org/whm/2006/community_contest.html

NOTE: If you know of other events being celebrated for Womenís History

Month, especially in the Global South, please do let us know and we will
be happy to feature them in our next GlobalNet.

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