Please let us know of events in YOUR area that we can post here. If you know of conferences, programs that will inform, educate and inspire, we will consider them for publication. Ed.
September is Baby Safety Month
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Assn supports this effort to increase consumer awareness of "child safe" products. check out www.www.jpma.org .
Thanks to Camille Levee, Executive Director of Glendale Healthy Kids for letting us know about this
Thursday, September 6th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
L.A. City Controller Laura Chick Presents Women's Dialogue
Women & Faith
Board of Public Works hearing room, 3rd floor, City Hall
· Nasreen Haroon: Activist, Interfaith Community / Spokesperson, the Islamic Center of Southern California / Artist
· Rev. Catherine Hughes: Associate Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church
· Linda Johnson: National Women's Leader, Soka Gakkai International / Supervising Deputy Attorney General
· Connie Kang: Los Angeles Times Religion Reporter / Author
· Rabbi Janel Offel: Rabbi, Temple Kol Tikvah / Scholar
Please r.s.v.p. to Miriam Jaffe at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friday, September 7th - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Red Nation Event
Glendale YWCA, 735 East Lexington @ Glendale Ave
Native American Indians believe that Indian drums are the heartbeat of the Earth Mother. They also believe it is the heartbeat of all people and a way to bring things back into their prospective balance. It is said that people are able to connect with the spirit of the drums and nature through its rhythmic pounding which also has a healing effect on the hurts we have experienced.
Come and find the healing and relaxing experience of the drums at the YWCA of Glendale. The Red Nation joins the YWCA Domestic Violence Programs in sharing this unique experience. A $5.00 donation is requested. Women please wear comfortable clothes and bring a pillow to sit on. Chairs will be available for those you can't sit on the floor.
P lease RSVP: 818-242-4155 x 220
Saturday, September 8th - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Manifesting Total Wellness & Healthy Lifestyle
S. Mike Neskovic, M.D. and Liza Boubari, CCHT
How you handle change and transitions can affect your health, inside-out. Learn how Western medicine in conjunction with Alternative healing can help YOU heal and feel better. Physically, Mentally & Emotionally
Glendale Main Library, Main Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard Glendale , CA
Contact Liza at 818.551-1501
Sunday, September 9th - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Self Defense Program Graduation
Have you ever thought about learning to defend yourself? Not sure if you would be up to it? Don't know if you need to? Or just not sure where to go?
Come watch Pauline Field as she graduates from the Impact Self Defense Class for Women and Girls. You will see two fights and have a chance to ask the questions you have always wanted answered.
Absolution Workout Complex, 8535 Santa Monica Blvd , just West of La Cienega.
Parking at the Collar & Leash, a few stores West. Park anywhere except the first few spaces that say "Collar and Leash Only"
Take a look at a preview of the documentary, Beauty Bites Beast, that is being made to address the issue of self defense for women.
Monday, September 10th - 6:00 p.m.
Catch Pauline Field of Fifty-Fifty Leadership
on Crown City News - Pasadena Channel 56
Thursday, September 13th
A Good New Year to All Our Jewish Readers
Thursday, September 13th - 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Small Business Exchange
Long Beach Convention Center
The purpose of the exchange is to increase dialogue among the small businesses in Southern
California and to enhance the exposure of small business and corporate partners to new
business opportunities in California
This is a FREE event, but registration is necessary
For more information and to register go to www.aba-la.org or call 213-628-1ABA
September 14 - 16
Women, Power and Peace
The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck , New York
The Women's Institute, a dynamic new component of Omega, is dedicated to empowering women around the world. It has grown out of the momentum created by the annual Women and Power conferences that Omega Institute has presented in partnership with V-Day since 2002. It seeks to sustain throughout the year the community and inspiration generated at the conferences. Women's deep wisdom is essential to the creation of a more sustainable and loving culture in every facet of life, from the personal to the political. The Women's Institute provides opportunities for women and men to inspire and strengthen their visions and authentic voices through unique learning and community building experiences.
This is a conference with a stellar faculty including our own Ellen Snortland, Nobel Prize winner and Guatemalan Presidential Candidate Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Sally Field, Jane Fonda and more. For more information and to register, call 800-944-1001
Sunday, September 23rd - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jane Goodall - Griffith Park
It's a really fun day with lots of things to do. Jane Goodall will speak along with many others. There are bands and a parade of Peace Doves. There are animals from various activist groups who help them. It's a great event for families. Please invite any one you can think of! It's very well marked when you drive into the park.
For more information contact the event Co-ordinator-Pat Tallman at 818-704-1817
Monday, September 24th through November 26th, Ten Weeks - 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Writer's Workshop: Art That Pays
Thanks to Margalo Ashley-Farrand, Attorney for letting us know about this
ART THAT PAYS is a writing workshop that I have created to write from this space of creation; a place where we will manifest a writing practice that can lead to publication.
The first three sessions : We will look at the mechanics of creation from the deepest levels of Being. We will learn how to turn autobiographical fragments into successful narrative or poetic writings.
The middle three sessions : We will develop the practice of writing, establishing tools and habits that will serve us for a lifetime, and learning the art of revision. We'll read relevant literature and essays and put into practice through in-class exercises the habits required for the ongoing process of the writing life.
The final four sessions : We will get your work seen and read at whatever level is appropriate. Together, we will evaluate the work and submit it for publication.
For more information and to register, call Adele Slaughter at 818.908.8767
Wednesday, September 26th - 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Giving Back to Your Community: Appointments Training Workshop for Women
Join Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi and the California Elected Women's Association (CEWAER) at a FREE workshop training you how to get appointed to a board of commission.
Pleasanton Senior Center , 5353 Sunol Boulevard , Pleasanton , CA 94566
* Mary Hayashi, Assemblywoman, 18th District
* Jackie Speier, former Senator, 8th District
* Karla Diringer, Deputy Appointments Secretary, Office of the Governor (invited)
* Jennifer Hosterman, Mayor, City of Pleasanton (invited)
* Laura Niznik, VIce Chair, Antelope Community Planning Advisory Council
Encourage your friends, staff, co-workers, and others to attend!
For more information, see attached flyer or contact CEWAER at 916-551-1920, email or visit www.cewaer.org .
Saturday, September 29th - Fifty-Fifty Leadership presents
Now That She's Gone
Gloria Steinem says, " Ellen Snortland's one-woman play, "Now That She's Gone," is what good theater is all about. Her funny and tragic, particular and universal story sends us home with a better understanding of our own."
6:00 p.m. doors open; 7:00 p.m. Curtain
Ms. Magazine/Feminist Majority Foundation Salon
433 S Beverly Dr , Beverly Hills , CA 90212
Suggested Tax Deductible Donation: $25 to benefit the making of the documentary, "Beauty Bites Beast"
Or e-mail: Tickets@fiftyfifty.us
Tickets available at the door if there are still seats.
Ample street and low-cost self-parking available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1150 S. Beverly Dr .
Now That She's Gone is a play that explores Ellen Snortland's often wacky, irreverent and sometimes torturous relationship with her Norwegian-American mother. Now That She's Gone has been described as a Lily Tomlin / Garrison Keillor / Eve Ensler hybrid. passionate, poignant and funny in turns. A memoir piece with Eleanor Roosevelt, sex, drugs and lutefisk, the play and performance have received rave reviews and standing ovations in California , New York , and Washington , D.C.
For further information, contact Ellen by visiting: www.snortland.com
Saturday, September 29th - Shop 'til You Drop at Macy's
Beverly Center, Pasadena Lake Street, Sherman Oaks, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Valley/Mission Valley, Palm Desert, Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas
Buy a $10 passport now and receive 10-20% off everything you buy that day
A portion of the sales will go to:
Women At Risk
Saturday, October 6th - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ready to Run
Are you interested in running for public office or working on a campaign? Would you like to gain experience in the political arena?
Do you want to influence change in your community?
Learn the nuts and bolts of running an effective campaign. Network with local female elected officials and learn valuable campaign
tips from presenters and panelists.
College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Road , Omaha , NE 68106
Tickets $25 - Continental Breakfast & Lunch Included
Keynote Speaker: Carol Marinovich, Vice President of Public Affairs, Fleishman-Hillard
Former Mayor of Kansas City , KS , Top 11 public officials by Governing magazine. Responsible for City/County consolidation in Kansas
To register, go to: www.omahawomensfund.org OR call Women's Fund of Greater Omaha 402-827-9280
Women account for less than 20% of elected officials in Nebraska . With 25 legislative seats up for election in 2008, now is the time to make an impact in your community!
Lincoln City/Lancaster County just de-funded their Women's Commission.
A judge in a Nebraska court refused to allow the words "rape" "sexual assault" "victim" and several other such words in a rape case
If you live in Nebraska and are reading this, please attend this workshop and consider running.
And please, pass this on to everyone you know that lives near Omaha