State Presidential Primary and Caucus Dates (By way of Project Vote Smart)
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Items can be mailed or dropped off at:
1138 Sutter Street, between Polk and Larkin in San Francisco
They are in need of the following to distribute to needy teens:
-Muni tokens, BART passes
-Pots and pans
Personal Care Items:
-Especially plus size
-Sweatshirts, especially with hoods
-Knit caps, gloves, scarves
Gift cards are also greatly appreciated!
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
NAMC Presents at Freedom On Our
Linda Lisi Juergens, Executive Director of the National Association of Mothers' Centers and founding member of the MOTHERS Coordinating Council will bespeaking at the Freedom On Our Terms Conference taking place November 10th-11th in New York City.
This conference celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston that was the first and only time the federal government authorized and financed a national gathering "to promote equal rights, equal opportunities and equal responsibilities for women."
The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, along with 60 other women's organizations are offering this conference to reignite the fight for equality. Linda will be presenting on a panel entitled "Redefining Family: The Evolving Role of Women and the Expanding Role of Government" on Saturday, Nov. 10th, from 5:00 -6:15pm (Hunter College, New York City; Hunter West Classroom 609). Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of the Family Equality Council, will chair the workshop. Other panelists include: Susan Wefald, Vice President for Programs, Ms. Foundation for Women; Benita Miller, Founder and Executive Director of The Brooklyn Young Mother's Collective; and Susan Horowitz from the Community Planning Department of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Other speakers include Liz Abzug, Founder & President of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Carol Jenkins, President of the Women's Media Center, Gloria Steinm, Rosie O'Donnell, NOW President, Kim Gandy and many others.
Please join us. Come out to meet NAMC board members and MOTHERS Coordinating Council members who will be in attendance. To register for this event, visit www.abzuginstitute.org or call 212-650-3071. Registration is $50.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Old cd's can be mailed to:
The Compact Disc Recycling Center of America
Although I have yet to see the movie Into the Wild, I have really been enjoying the soundtrack by Eddie Vedder. I am a huge Pearl Jam fan and was thrilled to hear about this side project of his. If you've read the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, as I have, listening to the cd is amazingly like listening to an audio version of the book. The songs so perfectly capture what we think Chris McCandless was thinking and his reasons for making the choices he did in dropping out of society.
My favorite song by far on the album is called Society, and it has the most beautiful lyrics, written by Jerry Hannan. They include the following, courtesy of Digihitch:
Society, you're a crazy breed.
I hope you're not lonely, without me.
When you want more than you have, you think you need...
and when you think more then you want, your thoughts begin to bleed.
I think I need to find a bigger place...
cause when you have more than you think, you need more space.
There's those thinkin' more or less, less is more,
but if less is more, how you keepin' score?
It means for every point you make, your level drops.
Kinda like you're startin' from the top...
and you can't do that.
I love what this song has to say about anti-consumerism, and how when you end up with more material goods than you need you need more space to think.
Friday, October 26, 2007
-Serious about their art
-Creative, and able to take an idea in process and illustrate it in their own way
-Committed to feminism
-Serious about creating a character geared towards girls and want her to be a positive role model for them
-Self motivated and be able to work on a strict schedule
If you or anyone else you know is interested, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Like most people, I am trying to make daily efforts to be more environmentally friendly. A few weeks ago, I discovered a great website, Green Daily, and every day I read great ideas about how to reduce the goods I use.
Today they have an interesting link up, especially for those of us in the San Francisco Bay Area. Goodwill is opening up a new line of hip resale shops, called William Good. The first store opens up on November 15th, on Fillmore Street in San Francisco. I personally can't wait!
Via: Green Daily
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Brownmiller, Susan. In Our Time
Coontz, Stephanie. The Way We Never Were
De Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex
Dworkin, Andrea. Pornography: Men Possessing Women
Enloe, Cynthia. Bananas, Beaches & BasesFindlen, Barbara. Listen Up
Firestone, Shulamith. The Dialectic of Sex
Friedan, Betty. The Feminist Mystique
hooks, bell. From Margin to Center
Lorde, Audre. Sister/Outsider:Essays & Speeches
Morgan, Robin. Sisterhood is Powerful
Morgan, Robin. Sisterhood is Global
Anyone who is currently, or has ever, breastfed their baby is welcome to link to this pro-breastfeeding site, Milk: Mothers Imbued with Lactational Karma. You can put a link on your website with a number of beautiful images to promote breastfeeding and show your support for breastfeeding mothers.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
1) Most importantly, for the first time there is a viable female pro-choice candidate who has a very good chance at winning not only the nomination, but the general election as well. I relish the chance to be able to tell my grandchildren, who no doubt will be in shock it took so long for a woman to become President, that I voted for her.
2) The only other candidate I would even think about voting for is Barak Obama. While he is a great addition to a party that has been lagging in idealist, exciting candidates, he is far too inexperienced. His claim that he was against the war in Iraq from the beginning does not impress me, even though I am an anti-war voter. It is easy to say you are against the war when you are not in a position to respond to constitutents about your vote. Although Hillary did not do the right thing in giving President Bush the authorization to use force in Iraq, it was a much tougher decision for her as a sitting Senator and I understand that. Obama was not in the Senate at the time, therefore his opinion at the time does not have the same meaning. He has only served a few years as a Senator and has yet to do anything impressive while in office, so he has not paid his dues for the presidency. That being said, I think he would be an excellent Vice President and I hope Hillary picks him if she wins the nomination, although I seriously doubt that would ever happen.
To learn more about Hillary Clinton, visit her website: www.hillaryclinton.com
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Call for Papers
Caregiving and Carework: Theory and Practice
Deadline: November 1, 2007
The editorial board is seeking submissions for Vol. 10.1 of the Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) to be published in Spring/Summer 2008. The journal will explore the topic of Caregiving and Carework from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Topics can include (but are not limited to):
*Caregiving as work *Care and Social Power *Care and Economics: Valuing paid and unpaid carework *Carework: Research objectives and findings *Carework and Social Policy:Analysis, activism and advocacy *Caring for Children:Social norms, cultural ideals, feminist discourse, scientific inquiry and expert advice *Framing Carework: Defining the process and practice of care *Mothering and the Politics of Care: Family values, feminism & ethics of care *The Globalization of Care *The Right to Care *Legal questions and solutions *The Work of the Body: Experiences of intimacy and embodiment in caregiving *Writing about care and carework – popular and dissenting discourses *Sharing Care: Progress and resistance to fully-shared parenting for gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples
We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, caregivers, careworkers, mothers and others who work or research in this area. We also welcome creative reflections such as poetry, short stories, and artwork on the subject.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Articles should be 15 pages (3750 words). All should be in APA style, WordPerfect or Word and IBM compatible.
Please see our style guide: http://www.yorku.ca/arm/styleguide.html for complete details.
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY November 1, 2007
** TO SUBMIT WORK ONE MUST BE A MEMBER OF ARM **
Please direct your submissions to:
Association for Research on Mothering
726 Atkinson, York University
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Professionals, freelancers, bloggers and aspiring writers are invited to submit a 500- to 750-word memoir, essay or story around the theme of becoming a parent -- no matter how it happened. Interpret this any way you want. Submissions will be judged in two categories -- by popular online vote and by our editorial panel of professional writers. Winners in each category will receive a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble -- $50 certificate if one submission wins BOTH!
AND . . . a virtual blue ribbon award from thenovelette.com to post on your website and/or include as part of your email signature.
Check it out @ thenovelette.com/contest.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Mothering Magazine ran a very interesting contest to find a new international symbol to represent breastfeeding. The goal was to find a universal symbol that was easy to recognize. The winning design is pictured below. While it is a very straightforward and clever picture, what I most like about it is that it was designed by Matt Daigle, stay at home dad and part time designer. He designed this picture in honor of his wife and child. He also generously turned over the rights to the design. Read his interview here.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
On Saturday at 12:45, check out Joan Blades, co-founder of Moms Rising on the Mamapalooza stage at Art and Soul. This celebrated Bay Area activist will surely have some words of wisdom for us feminist moms.
Remember, the Bay Bridge is closed this weekend so be sure to leave early if driving across the bay, or better yet, take BART!
Monday, April 30, 2007
Although I have read many, many books about my favorite topics of feminism, parenting, and music, I have rarely read a book that combines these three topics. Mamarama, like Alternadad, another wonderful book about parenting, is an easy to read and enthralling book on modern parenting. Written by Evelyn McDonnell, the pop culture critic for the Miami Herald, this book is a must ready for any feminist parent interested in popular culture and parenting.
McDonnell has a familiar style of writing and a candid nature that many can relate to. She spent many years avoid pregnancy in the pursuit of other interests, such as travel, love and job opportunities. She chronicles the pre-baby years of her life in hilarious fashion, making her book impossible to put down. So many of us could relate to her visions of what motherhood would be like before she had children when she writes,
This is exactly what I thought having children would be like! Her struggles getting her child to sleep, nursing and challenges through the preschool years are both interesting and insightful to parents of young children. There are so many other passages I and other parents could relate to. If you haven't read this book, make sure to pick it up. You will not be disappointed.
...I assumed I would be a mother, but I barely imagined it. Or rather, children were background characters in my various life fantasies of romance, adventure, and glory. They would be there, quietly doing their homework in their rooms, while I banged out books on my typewriter. I could see them in the snapshots we'd send home from Victoria Falls, or we'd buy baguettes together in Paris, then hold hands as we walked back to our garret (169)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
A national essay contest is being held and the winners will have their essays included in the book. To enter the contest, send the following material by March 30th 2007 to:
65 North Moore Street #3a
New York, NY 10013
or email: email@example.com
Be sure to include the following...
- An essay of any length about who you are and why you aspire to run for President
- Be sure to include your age in your essay
- A recent photo
Monday, February 05, 2007
Visiting the Dentist
Friday, February 02, 2007
The problem, King argues, lies in the way these large cancer organizations, such as the Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society, spend so much time and money on marketing, rather than actually looking into what is causing breast cancer. She notes that if you look at Komen's marketing materials, they put so much emphasis on treatment and detection, rather than prevention. In fact, their tagline always refers to finding a cure, rather then finding what causes cancer to develop in the first place. King points out that because the Komen Foundation gets funding from pharmaceutical companies and other large corporations that can actually contribute to the spread of breast cancer, such as BMW, they do not focus on preventing this disease.
Her book will make you think twice about sporting a pink ribbon. Instead, if you're looking to get involved with a breast cancer non-profit that actually works to prevent breast cancer, check out the fantastic Breast Cancer Action, located in San Francisco. They have created the "Think Before you Pink" campaign to take the focus off pink material goods and back on this devestating disease. Visit their campaign here and here and be sure to read this important book!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
OUR BODIES, OUR SOULS: SISTAHOOD, HEALTH & HEALING
22nd Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference
*on-line registration available*
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS & VENDORS
This Year’s theme: “Our Bodies, Our Souls: Sistahood,
Health and Healing” seeks to explore the themes of
health and wellness as they pertain to women of color
and our communities. Healthy minds, bodies and spirits
enable women to come together as change makers to health
and build a world in which their work is sustained.
Conference events will include a health fair scheduled to
take place on UC Berkeley campus, Friday March 2nd.
The main conference event will take place on Saturday
March 3rd and will include a panel of acclaimed Bay Area
activists and leaders in community health and women’s issues,
vendors, cultural performances, workshops on a variety of
health and spirituality-related topics. The keynote speaker
will be Mililani Trask, a renowned leader of the Hawaiian
sovereignty movement and an internationally acclaimed
political speaker and attorney.
Conference events will be held in the Martin Luther King,
Jr. (MLK) Student Union Building- March 2 and 3rd, on the
University of California, Berkeley campus. MLK is located
on the northwest corner of the intersection of Telegraph
Ave. and Bancroft Ave. For more information, see
UC Berkeley'scampus map or directions to Campus.
Wheelchair accessible.Registration for the
conference will take place on-site March 3rd.
For additional information,
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