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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

Award-Winning Activist Songwriters Emma’s Revolution Concert

When: Friday, September 30, 2011, 5:00 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Area Church at First Parish in Sherborn • 11 Washington Street • Sherborn

Smart, funny and informative. Like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.  emma's revolution has strong connections with UU churches. They performed at the first ever International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women and at GA in 2009 and 2010.

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Award-Winning Activist Songwriters Emma’s Revolution Concert

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 5:00 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington • 630 Massachusetts Avenue • Arlington

Smart, funny and informative. Like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.  emma's revolution has strong connections with UU churches. They performed at the first ever International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women and at GA in 2009 and 2010.

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Our Bodies, Our Future: Advancing Health and Human Rights for Women and Girls

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Boston University, Tsai Performance Center • 685 Commonwealth Ave • Green Line "B" to BU Central • Boston

40th Anniversary Symposium

Our Bodies Ourselves is marking the 40th anniversary of the original "Our Bodies, Ourselves" book with a celebration of OBOS's Global Initiative, book contributors, and readers.

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"View From a Grain of Sand" (film)

When: Friday, June 10, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: First Universalist Church of Essex • 59 Main St. • Essex

Three Afghan women: How they live through three decades of war, rebuild their lives and help others.    A discussion and Q&A will follow.

The event will also feature "A Generation of Refugees", a cheerful photo exhibition by Rachel Williams that features some of the people in the film.

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View From A Grain of Sand: Film Screening and Discussion

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 3:00 pm
Where: Millis Public Library • 25 Auburn Rd • Millis

Vietnam Today: Women, Agent Orange and the Socialist Market Economy

When: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd floor • Central Sq T • Cambridge

The China Study Group turns the focus to Vietnam (also a product of a socialist revolution):

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