In November 2008, we were lucky enough to be able to bring in a panel of fabulous women talking about intergenerational feminism (Women, Girls, Ladies), and we follow their blogs and writings faithfully. They’ve got a new piece up over at the Women’s Media Center, titled “Life and Work: A Conversation for International Women’s Day.” They are, as always, brilliant. Go read it and have a happy International Women’s Day!
I am sorry to report that the Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women (organizers of the Pink Chaddi Campaign) is reporting that there have been five new attacks on Indian women in the past two days (see here, here, and here for updates).
You might remember that a couple of weeks ago we wrote about a campaign to support Indian women on Valentine’s Day (if you don’t, click here to read that post). Well, we’ve some good news / bad news updates. The good news is the pictures below of local UMKC women toasting Indian women on Valentine’s Day:
This week wraps up our month of V-Day celebrations with our performances of The Vagina Monologues and Any One of Us: Words from Prison (February 25 & 26, respectively. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets).
One of our first posts here was why women’s centers are still relevant and needed. This video, put together by a graduate student at San Diego State University, addresses the same topic, but is much cooler.
Take a look and let us know what you think.
We are a bit late for Valentine’s Day, but this was too good not to share. From Alexandra Vinson at Emory University comes a fun video that educates about healthy relationships and warning signs of dating violence. It’s cute, funny, and smart — everything a good educational video should be. And the message is always relevant.
Thanks to the wonderful folks here in the Communications video lab (a big shoutout to Kevin Mullin and Adam), we finally have a YouTube-compatible copy of the video from the Walk a Mile march held in September 2008. Check it out, along with Dave Belt’s great guest post about the event.
In honor of V-Day, check out Eve Ensler’s powerful new monologue. And remember to join us for UMKC V-Day 2009 events — we still have a film screening, the Congo Teach-In, and the performances coming up this month. For details or to purchase tickets, visit our website: http://www.umkc.edu/womenc/vday2009.asp
By now, I’m sure many of you have read about the attack on women drinking in a bar in an Indian college town (if you haven’t, see this article for details). The group who perpetuated the attack has also threatened to hold a campaign against Valentine’s Day.
On Valentine’s Day we do a Pub Bharo action. Go to a pub wherever you are. From Kabul to Chennai to Guwahati to Singapore to LA women have signed up. It does not matter if you are actually not a pub-goer or not even much of a drinker. Let us raise a toast (it can be juice) to Indian women. Take a photo or video. We will put it together (more on how later) and send this as well to the Sri Ram Sena.