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MARCH

March is Women's History Month!

SUN MARCH 4, Noon - 5 p.m., at The Center House at the Seattle Center, Bus #s 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16 & 18; INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY event, Come see what Seattle-area women are doing to make the world a better place, both locally and globally. Free admission, Free childcare, Free entertainment including the Raging Grannies, Carol Hoyt 206-328- 9637 or Seattle NOW 206-632-8547 or http://www.scn.org/basecamp/iwd

MARCH 8, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

THURS MARCH 8, On International Women's Day 2000, waged & unwaged women in 64 countries joined the first-ever Global Strike, called & co-ordinated by the International WAGES FOR HOUSEWORK CAMPAIGN; join 2nd GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE, Strike For A World Which Values All Women's Work & All Women's Lives, An End To No Pay, Low Pay & Too Much Work; demands include Payment for all caring work, in wages, pensions, land & other resources; what is more valuable than raising children & caring for others? Invest in life & welfare, not military budgets & prisons; Pay equity for all, women & men, in the global market; Paid maternity leave, breast feeding breaks & other benefits - stop penalizing us for being women, Abolition of 'Third World debt' which falls heaviest on women & girls. We are owed much more than we 'owe'; Accessible clean water, & non- polluting energy & technology - we all need cookers, fridges, washing machines, computers; Accessible healthcare, housing, transport, literacy & information; Protection & asylum from all violence & persecution, including by family members & people in positions of authority; Freedom of movement. Capital travels freely, why not people? info London 020-7482-2496 or womenstrike8m@server101.com or http://womenstrike8m.server101.com

SAT MARCH 10, National Day of APPRECIATION FOR ABORTION PROVIDERS; Visit Seattle area abortion providers to say "Thank You" and present gifts of appreciation with Refuse & Resist! and NARAL Teen Activists; send cards and flowers to your favorite clinics and write letters to the editor; help change the climate overall from one where abortion providers are vilified and attacked to one where they are honored and upheld as the heroes they are. Without abortion providers, there is no choice; Initiated by Refuse & Resist! Co-Sponsored by NOW, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, NARAL, Ms Magazine, Medical Students for Choice, and many others, info 206-648-0603 or randrseattle@hotmail.com, or National Contact Rosemary Candelario 212-431-7477, RFTF@refuseandresist.org or http://www.refuseandresist.org

SAT MARCH 10, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at Atrium, 1st Floor Casey Building, Seattle University, 12th Ave E between James & Madison, directions at http://www.seattleu.edu; National ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN WOMEN's Forum's International Women's Day Forum, Viewing the World Through Asian Pacific American Women's Eyes with Moderator The Honorable Sharon Tomiko Santos, State Representative, 37th District; and Speakers Sutapa Basu, Director, University of Washington Women's Center "International Trafficking of Girls and Women in the Sex Trade"; Connie So, Professor, University of Washington "Garment Workers in the Pacific Northwest"; Cindy Domingo, NAPAWF Seattle Chapter and N.W. Labor & Employment Law Office "Organizing our Community"; Co-Sponsored by National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), Seattle Chapter; Seattle University Office of Minority Student Affairs; Patricia Wismer Women's Center, Seattle University; Asian Pacific Task Force - Church Council of Greater Seattle; Institute for Global Security Studies; N.W. Labor and Employment Law Office (LELO); University of Washington Women's Center, first hour is Registration, Information Tables, Light Refreshment; info and RSVP napawf-seattle@yahoo.com or 206.860.1400 ext.5, info http://www.napawf.org

THURS MARCH 15, noon - 1:30 p.m., at the Federal Building South Auditorium, 915 Third Avenue; Alene Moris on Eleanor Roosevelt and Other Great Women; By walking history's pathways, women today can be inspired to work along with men to create new ways of living and working together, 21st Century women need to take the lead in transforming our culture to more accurately reflect WOMEN'S VALUES AND PRIORITIES. Join Alene Moris, a long time Seattle activist on social issues, as she discusses what practical things women can do to build such a community, 3 Sessions includes April 16 and June 18 $75, one session $30 includes a box lunch; info or register by phone 206-685- 1090, weekdays, info http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr

TUES MARCH 20, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 9 p.m., at Lesbian Resource Center at 23rd and Jackson; meeting of WHITE WOMEN ORGANIZING AGAINST RACISM, a place for white women to get support from one another in doing anti-racist work; purpose to challenge racism at personal, cultural, and institutional levels and to transform ourselves into allies to people of color through: Educating ourselves and our communities about racism and its intersection with other oppressions; Building relationships with communities of color; and participating in collective action for change; info Sarah Mello

THURS MARCH 29, Domestic Violence Seder for Jewish Women. A Passover Seder for Jewish women who have experienced abuse. The event has four goals: 1) to identify Judaism as a source of spiritual strength and as a means of eliminating domestic violence; 2) to address the spiritual needs of survivors of domestic violence; 3) to break the isolation intrinsic to domestic violence by creating a feeling of community; and 4) to instill a sense of hope that freedom can be regained both as an individual and as a member of a community. Join us as we explore the themes of oppression and liberation as they relate to the experience of domestic violence and abuse. Location confidential. Child-care and kosher meal provided. For information and/or reservations call Michelle at Jewish Family Service, Project Dvora (Domestic Violence Outreach Response and Advocacy) (206) 461-3240, ext. 250.

ONGOING MONDAYS through March 12, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at University of Washington School of Social Work, room #306, 4101 15th Ave, use 41st Street entrance; Radical Women sponsors a weekly discussion series on "Making Waves", an anthology by ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN with historical articles, poetry and autobiographical essays that portray the experiences of immigrants, activists, youth and elders; free, everyone welcome, info 206-722-6057 or 206-524-9353

APRIL

SUN APRIL 1, 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

WEDS APRIL 4, 4 p.m., at University of Washington, Savery 239; sex radical,ex-stripper & hooker, FEMINIST, SOCIALIST POLITICAL ACTIVIST & theorist, filmmaker and author on tour with her first book, Amber Hollibaugh will speak on My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home; 20 years of writing-intensely personal and political, also with 5 new essays, plus interviews & conversations with other writers including Cherrie Moraga, Jewelle Gomez, Gayle Rubin and a forward by Dorothy Allison. pub. by Duke Univ. Press, pb $17.95; Reception Follows, in Communications #206

THURS APRIL 5, and subsequent 1st Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at Seattle First Baptist Church, Harvard & Seneca; LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FORUM, info 206-329-4848 or lwvseattle@aol.com or http://www.scn.org/civic/lwvseattle

SAT APRIL 7, noon, at Westlake Park, near 4th and Pine downtown; Mobilize for Women's Lives, WOMEN'S RIGHTS Are Human Rights; fight the Bush attack on women's rights, and demand Economic Justice, Health Rights, and Safety, endorsed by the African Connection, Jobs With Justice, King County Labor Council, CARA, American Friends Service Committee, Peoples Coalition for Justice; info Lika Smith 206-679-6108 or K.L. Shannon 206-989-5070

MON APRIL 16, noon - 1:30 p.m., at the Federal Building South Auditorium, 915 Third Avenue; one of the UW Women's Center innovative new education series: Women For the Common Good: An education series for those interested in change and social justice Cecile Andrews, the author of The Circle of Simplicity, director of the Simplicity Circles Project for Seeds of Simplicity, a program of Cornell's Center for Religion, Ethics, and Social Policy; on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a PHILOSOPHER, WRITER, ABOLITIONIST AND SUFFRAGIST who died twenty years before women were granted the right to vote in the US; Cecile Andrews will discuss how Elizabeth Cady Stanton inspired her own activism, $30 includes a box lunch; info or register by phone 206-685-1090, weekdays, info http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr

TUES APRIL 17, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 9 p.m., at Lesbian Resource Center at 23rd and Jackson; meeting of WHITE WOMEN ORGANIZING AGAINST RACISM, a place for white women to get support from one another in doing anti-racist work; purpose to challenge racism at personal, cultural, and institutional levels and to transform ourselves into allies to people of color through: Educating ourselves and our communities about racism and its intersection with other oppressions; Building relationships with communities of color; and participating in collective action for change; info Sarah Mello Temple 206-323-2396 or stemple@ywcaworks.org

TUES APRIL 17, 7 p.m., at University of Washington Kane Hall, Room 130; The Graduate School, Jessie and John Danz Lectures present VANDANA SHIVA, Director, Research Foundation for Science, Technology, & Natural Resource Policy, on "Ahimsa -BEYOND VIOLENT TRADITIONS OF SCIENCE and Technology"; Vandana Shiva advocates an approach that is based on the principle of Ahimsa- meaning nonviolence or harmlessness drawing on the ethics of ecological and feminist thought that promotes diversity and pluralism in knowledge, action, nature, and culture; Dr. Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist. A leader in the International Forum on Globalization along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, she won the alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award) in 1993. Dr. Shiva is the author of many books, including Stolen Harvest, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, and The Violence of the Green. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources. Navdanya sets up community seed banks, supports conversion to organic agriculture, and is establishing direct producer-consumer links for food security and food safety; Admission is free, but a ticket is required, available one month prior to lecture at the Information Desk at the HUB, 206-543-5896; University Book Store Main campus, 206-634-3400, and U Book Store Downtown 206-545-9230 and Bellevue 425-632-9500; info http://www.grad.washington.edu or YvetteF@grad.washington.edu

APRIL 27 - 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Flag Pavilion Building at Seattle Center; WOMEN IN THE TRADES Fair; info http://www.wawomenintrades.com SAT APRIL 28, at Seattle University; Seattle Expanding Your Horizons; a day-long program for girls to ENCOURAGE GIRLS to excel in academia and pursue careers related to math, science, and technology; VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help with registration, logistics, help presenters in the workshops, serve lunch and more, Sponsors also needed: a $10 contribution can act as a full scholarship for a girl experiencing financial hardship; info Patte Patterson 206-285-8732 or pattegp@yahoo.com or http://www.smart-girls.org/seyh/

 

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Most listings extracted from Jean Buskin's Peace and Justice Calendar, at
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