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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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WAND: Mother's Day Fashion Show

When: Friday, May 6, 2011, 3:30 pm
Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel • 40 Edwin H Land Blvd. • Kendall T • Cambridge

After taking last year off WAND is happy to announce our annual Mother's Day event is back!

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View From A Grain of Sand (film)

When: Friday, April 15, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: First Unitarian Society in Newton • 1326 Washington St • Childrens Chapel • West Newton

 The FUSN Peace Film series continues with 
VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND   ( http://viewgrainofsand.com/ )

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View From A Grain of Sand (film)

When: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Northeastern University • 360 • 409 Robinson Hall • Boston

Shot in refugee camps of Pakistan and the war-torn city of Kabul, three remarkable Afghan women lead us through the maze of Afghanistan’s complex history, informing this examination of how international interventions, war and the rise of political Islam have stripped Afghan women of their freedom over the last thirty years.

Sponsored by Strong Women, Strong Girls, ArabSA and Help Women Heal.  Info - Lily Chryssis l.chryssis@neu.edu

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US government denies entry visa to Afghan women's rights activist and author Malalai Joya

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Stand With Planned Parenthood!

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Parkman Bandstand • Boston

Working to free girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) or excision!

News from Healthy Tomorrow and Sini Sanuman in Mali                   February 2011

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Women Essential for Sustainable Peace

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Nichols College • 124 Center Rd • Davis 205/207 • Dudley, MA

It’s been 10 years since United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was passed demanding an end to the abuse of women by warring parties and the inclusion of women in peacemaking.

And while the International Criminal Court and several regional war crimes tribunals have made sexual abuse a war crime, has the passing of Resolution 1325 produced lasting change?

Consider these facts:

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Stop Female Genital Mutilation!

When: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Harvard University • 25 Quincy St - Harvard T • Emerson Hall • Cambridge

SenediaSecret of the Dawn - a documentary about FGM

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The Iraq War and Women: A Case for Reparations

by H. Patricia Hynes and Yanar Mohammed

for International Women’s Day, March 8

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