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International Women's Day @ 100!

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Harvard School of Public Health • 677 Huntington Ave • Kresge G2 • Boston

We would like to invite you to join us for a celebratory evening in honor of the radical history and current realities of International Women’s Day on its 100th anniversary.  This free event will feature entertainment, dinner, thought provoking presentations, and a panel discussion on current events & women’s lives in Egypt and Tunisia.  Please find details of the event below and in the attached flyer.

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Malalai Joya: Liberating Afghan Women (REINSTATED)

When: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist • 6 Eliot St • Jamaica Plain

REINSTATED!   A notice had been sent that this event was cancelled because of Malalai Joya's visa denial -- but a visa has been issued as of Thursday morning, and Joya will appear at the event as planned!

Malalai Joya
Malalai Joya in Australia, February, 2011
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Two Brave Working Class Women Tested in a Time of Trial and Tribulation

When: Sunday, March 6, 2011, 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

Marking International Women's Day
"Two Brave Working Class Women Tested in a Time of Trial and Tribulation: A
Legacy for Our Time"

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Pioneers of Feminism in Afghanistan

When: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Cambridge City Hall Annex • 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor • Central Sq T • Cambridge

Pioneers of Feminism in Afghanistan: The Faces Behind the Afghan Midwives Association

Feminism & Dessert

Feminism and Dessert is a monthly community discussion group that meets the first Thursday of every month to address a different feminist issue or idea. Local speakers are invited to
present the issue and facilitate the discussion.
With Meghann McNiff, consultant to the Afghan Midwives Association
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Afghan Women's Fund sponsors fundraiser for Jobs for Afghans

When: Saturday, March 12, 2011, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church • 79 Denton Street • Wellesley

An opportunity to purchase beautiful hand-made jewelry, garments and carpet direct from Afghanistan's most gifted craftsmen and women -and do your part in helping create a stable, self-sufficient society for Afghans. Then, our troops can leave in peace and with honor!

Afghan Women's Fund and Afghan Marshall Plan present: 

Fahima Vorgetts and Ralph Lopez:
Report from Afghanistan

Talk and fundraiser, featuring sale of beautiful rugs, arts and crafts from Afghanistan. 

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Bring our War $$ Home on International Women's Day!

When: Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St. • Park St T • Boston

Greater Boston Code Pink and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
invite you to join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day
at the State House Steps, Boston.

Our message will be Bring Our War $$ Home!

Fund Main Street, not Wall Street.

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BOOK TALK: African Women Writing Resistance: Contemporary Voices.

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Newton Free Library • 330 Homer Street, Newton Center, MA 02459 • Newton

Anne Serafin has led the African Literatures discussion group at the Newton Free Library since 1996 and is co-editor of a new anthology of writing by African women. She will speak about the creation of the book and will read and discuss key sections.

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National Lawyers Guild 2011 Northeast Regional Conference

When: Friday, April 1, 2011, 6:00 pm to Sunday, April 3, 2011, 9:00 am
Where: Roger Williams University School of Law • 10 Metacom Avenue • Bristol, RI

National Lawyers Guild


Ready, Represent, Radicalize! Demystifying the Dominant Ideology for Activists

Friday, April 1– Sunday, April 3, 2011

Roger Williams University School of Law

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Hanoi Jane—War, Sex, & Fantasies of Betrayal

When: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Clark University • Jefferson 218 • Worcester

Hanoi Jane—War, Sex, & Fantasies of Betrayal

A Talk by Prof. Jerry Lembcke

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Driving Change, Shaping Lives: Gender in the Developing World

When: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 8:00 am to Friday, March 4, 2011, 11:30 am
Where: Radcliffe Gymnasium • 10 Garden St • Radcliffe Yard • Cambridge

The Power of Nonviolence

Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream that was supported by a movement of nonviolence. I would humbly like to propose that if women promote a movement of nonviolence, you will set in motion a movement that will capture the world’s attention.

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To End Sexual Violence, End War

by James Carroll - Boston Globe, January 11, 2011

SOME YEARS ago I was reunited with a boyhood friend who told me he had served in Vietnam — not one tour, but three. When he described some of the horrendous combat experiences he had, I asked why he repeatedly volunteered to go back? He replied cautiously, “Do you want the real answer?’’ Sure, I said, even as his tone put me on alert. “I went back for the sex,’’ he said. “All the sex I could want. Best sex I ever had.’’

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Ruined - Benefit for Congo Action Now

When: Friday, January 7, 2011, 3:00 pm to Sunday, February 6, 2011, 9:00 am
Where: Huntington Theater • 264 Huntington Ave • Symphony T • Boston

Congo Action Now is participating in post-performance discussions of Ruined, presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from January 7 - Feb. 6, 2011.

If you use the code CAN when you purchase tickets at  or by calling 617-266-0800, you will get a discounted price AND the Huntington will donate 10% of the proceeds to Congo Action Now.

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Rally: Support Working Women Under Attack!

When: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Harvard Square • 1350 Massachusetts Ave • Holyoke Center • Cambridge

Harvard laid off hundreds of workers in June '09. Since that time union representatives have heard more & more reports of massively-increased workloads, unfair statistical pressure, rapidly escalating, arbitrary discipline, and wrongful, at times discriminatory firings. Even in a mainly female clerical workforce, the number of women over 40 facing unfair treatment or the loss of their jobs seems glaringly disproportionate. Three of our union sisters need your help December 1:

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Jane Addams, Gender and the Barriers to Peace

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Where: Wellesley College • 106 Central St • Multifaith Center, Ground Level, Houghton Chapel • Wellesley

Louise W. Knight, Northwestern University

Jane Addams, Gender and the Barriers to Peace


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