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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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Ending Violence Against Women: Pathways to Power, Resilience & Leadership

When: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 2:30 am to 4:30 am
Where: Simmons College, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center • 300 the Fenway • MFA "T" Stop (Green Line "E") • Boston

Join us to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Boston-Area

Suggested Donation $6 - Includes Light Continental Breakfast

Limited parking available at Simmons for $6 with a Visa or MasterCard.

The average age of entry nationally into the commercial sex industry is 12-15?¹

Between 2003 and September 2011, there were 250 domestic violence-related homicides in Massachusetts?²

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La Peña Rebelde Celebra/Celebrates: Día Internacional de la Mujer/International Women’s Day

When: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 4:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T • Boston

Honrando/Honoring Afro-Latinas en/in Boston

POETRY, DANCE, PERFORMANCES, MUSIC, SPOKEN WORD, OPEN MIC and more… Cultural/ethnic food & beverages available.


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Challenging Global Fundamentalism: Building a Secular, Feminist Alternative

When: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 4:00 pm
Where: Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church • corner of Middle & Church Streets • Gloucester

The Whistleblower (film)

When: Thursday, March 1, 2012, 2:00 pm
Where: Wellesley College • Pendleton East 239 Amphitheater • Wellesley

This ripped-from-the-headlines thriller film is inspired by actual events. Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is a Nebraskan police officer, who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.

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Human Rights, Women’s Rights: The Path to Global Peace

When: Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10:00 am
Where: Cultural Center of Cape Cod • 307 Old Main Street • South Yarmouth

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom Secretary General Madeline Rees is a former UN commissioner for human rights in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Rees, a Scholar in Residence at Wellesley College, was portrayed by Vanessa Redgrave in the movie The Whistleblower. Her talk will be followed by a reception with refreshments.

Contributions on a scale from $5 to $25 are requested to benefit the Margaret Moseley Peace Education Fund.

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Pakistan Today: Pot Luck Supper with Ms. Sameena Nazir

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 1:00 pm
Where: Pot Luck Supper • 14 Sterling St. • Newton

Ms. Sameena Nazir is executive Director of Potobar Pakistan - Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) and President , Pakistan-section of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She is a human rights educator living and working in Pakistan.

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Women's Alternatives to Competition and Aggression

When: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 5:00 am to 7:30 am
Where: University Lutheran Church • 66 Winthrop St • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

Holiday Glass Sale to Benefit WAND

When: Friday, December 9, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Avon Place Glass • 147 Sherman St • Porter Sq T • Cambridge

Screening of Film "Beyond Belief" plus Q&A with Susan Retik of Beyond the 11th

When: Sunday, September 4, 2011, 6:00 pm
Where: Newton Free Library • 330 Homer Street • , Newton Center


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