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International Women's Day Against Violence

When: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 1:00 pm
Where: Nate Smith House • 155 Lamartine St • Jamaica Plain

“Día Internacional de la Violencia Contra la Mujer”


We continue opening doors and  making history

Continuamos haciendo Historia y Abriendo Caminos

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16th Annual Fundraiser for the Association of Haitian Women in Boston (AFAB)

When: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Cedars Hall • 61 Rockwood St • Jamaica Plain

Let's Keep Hope Alive!


Featuring guest speaker: Rep. Gloria Fox

Music by Volo Volo!

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"The Invisible War" (film)

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 3:30 pm
Where: Boston University • George Sherman Union - GSU Conference Auditorium (2nd floor) • Boston
REACT to FILM's New BU Chapter is hosting a special screening of "The Invisible War" co-sponsored by the College of Communications Student Assembly. 
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National Cohesion in Insecure States: Experiences from Africa

When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Brandeis University - Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library • Waltham
Mistrust, rivalries and manipulation of past legacies are among the hurdles societies  face on the way to national cohesion and peace after conflict. How can we pursue sustainable and ecologically responsible development in a globalized puzzle of nations, networks and interests? 
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Women and Insecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

When: Monday, October 15, 2012, 3:30 pm
Where: Brandeis University - Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium • Waltham

Women Peacekeepers on the Front Lines in South Sudan

When: Friday, September 28, 2012, 4:00 pm
Where: Private home • 7 Pleasant Place • Cambridge

Tiffany Easthom, the South Sudan project Country Director for Nonviolent Peaceforce, is on tour in North America. Come hear Tiffany speak about the innovative work of Women Peacekeeping Teams in South Sudan.

What: Tiffany Easthom presents on Women Peacekeeping Teams in South Sudan. A light dinner will be served.

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Female Sexuality, Media Politics, and the War on Women

When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Suffolk University - C. Walsh Theater • 55 Temple St • Park St or Charles St T • Boston

Part of Console-ing Passions: A Conference on TV, New Media & Feminism


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Anti-FGM news from Mali - One more prominent exciser decides to stop

Susan McLucasDear friends of Healthy Tomorrow and Sini Sanuman,

Our work against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Mali is continuing, in spite of the March coup over there.

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The 28th Bread & Roses Heritage Festival

When: Monday, September 3, 2012, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Campagnone Common • Lawrence

    Bread & Roses Labor Day Festival


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Honoring the Fight for Women's Health Care

When: Monday, June 18, 2012, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: 56 Perkins St • Stony Brook T • Jamaica Plain

2012 Democratic Socialists of America Awards Reception

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Unshackle Mothers: Realities of Incarcerated Moms

When: Sunday, May 13, 2012, 8:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

Governor Patrick has issued a bond to construct two new women's jails and expand the jail in Chicopee Massachusetts, a project of stealing women from their children. 85% of women who are incarcerated are mothers. Pregnant women and mothers in child birth are not protected from the violence of steel shackles here in Massachusetts. It is these realities that we will discuss today.

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Coup in Mali affects work of Sini Sanuman

Susan McLucasIt's been a very difficult time in Mali recently.  The work of Sini Sanuman, stopping female genital mutilation, has been somewhat slowed down by a military coup d'etat in mid March, led by Captain Amadou Sanogo, and other junior officers and soldiers who were very upset by the government's ineffective response to rebels in the north, many of them Tuaregs, a distinct ethnic group, who want

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Living Along the Fenceline (film)

When: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central Sq T • Cambridge

The Monthly Peace & Justice Film Series

Tells the story of 7 remarkable women who live along side U.S. military bases.

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Take Back Dewey

When: Sunday, April 1, 2012, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Where: Dewey Square Park • South Station • Boston
  • 12:00pm – Lunch (Bring some to share).
  • 1:00pm – April’s Fools March – The theme is to sarcastically invoke the ideas and thoughts that Occupy Boston are fighting against.
  • 3:00pm – Livestream training (meet by Gandhi)
  • 3:00pm – Clothing Swap (Got stuff you don’t wear anymore? Bring your clothes, and trade with friends! Surplus clothes will be going to a worthy cause).
  • 4:30pm – Open Mic/Stack
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Women Making Democracy

When: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 4:00 pm to Friday, March 30, 2012, 2:15 pm
Where: Radcliffe Gymnasium • 10 Garden St, Radcliffe Yard • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Registration for the Thursday and Friday conference events must be completed separately.
We are currently at capacity for the Thursday event.  If you would like to add your name to the wait list, please e-mail

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