is the focus of Marybeth Henry of VA. Marybeth is organizing fests -- all day conference programs -- to present home-based opportunities for women to explore in their neighborhood, gathering sponsors from among the women business owners in the area.
Her first is scheduled for Washington, DC in mid March. Look for more details at her website http://www.WAHMfest.org
Future events and information on bringing WAHMfest to your area is on her agenda. Touch base and see how it's done.
Breaking the Silence
-- Jessica Sundram and Rachel Szego of Ithaca NY are in the process of collecting material for a book/zine called Breaking The Silence: Women Speak Out Against Sexual Violence because it is a more far-reaching problem that not too many other people acknowledge.
They are also looking for submissions of poetry, prose, essays, etc. about personal experience with violence against women or about the issue, e.g. political commentary, prevention. "All submissions will be kept anonymous unless otherwise specified, and no work will be published without notifying the author beforehand." http://www.anidifranco.net/breakingthesilence/
-- Imagine watching a field of flowers bloom before your eyes, turning from green buds to yellow blossoms, as if on cue. Linda Esson Ligman of OH has this media event planned as part of her adventure. Linda is parlaying this rare flower into a wonderful opportunity for a whole spectrum of women -- women supporting non-profits, women with their own businesses, and battered mothers escaping from the insanity of the welfare scene. Check it out. http://www.magicflower.com
Cincinnati´s Women´s Research and Development Center and their construction projects, rehabbing abandoned school buildings into affordable homes and communities for diverse families, making use of volunteer labor and educational opportunities for women in the trades...
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