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  • Published on Friday, 05 March 2010 20:07
  • Written by Michelle Gonzalez
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March is Women's Herstory Month there are plenty of activities and celebrations that we'll be showing up at.

Activities:

  • Wednesday, March 10th, it’s the one-year anniversary of Pecha Kucha in Providence! The theme, in honor of our summit is: Connecting Creative Communities. If you haven't yet heard of this global yet unpronounceable phenomenon, Pecha Kucha is a monthly format for sharing ideas, in which presenters are allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Waterplace Restaurant; free. Doors open at 7:20, presentations start at 8:20, and shmoozing goes down throughout. Dance party to follow presentations.
  •  Wednesday, March 10th - 13th, Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run in Cambridge, MA, Harriet Jacobs, the astonishing new play from Lydia R. Diamond, now comes to Providence’s Perishable Theater in a chamber production presented by Cambridge’s Underground Railway Theater, in collaboration with the Providence Black Repertory Company. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, and members of the Armed Forces. All performances will be followed by talk back panels. Wednesday, March 10 till Saturday, March 13, 2010, 7:30 pm.
  • Thursday, March 11th 7:00 pm,  Naomi Shihab Nye will visit the Ocean State to present “Everything Comes Next-Daily Rebirth through  Reading and Writing” on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Moses Brown School, 250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI at ALUMNI HALL (for further information re: location call Sandi Seltzer  at 401-831-7350, ext 112).  This program is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by Moses Brown School and Cultural Connections, along with fiscal sponsor International Institute RI and made possible, in part, through a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, major funders of the RAISE YOUR VOICE project.
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Reports:

The Shriver Report A Woman's Nation Changes Everything
Even though California was disqualified from the Race to the Top federal funding, California's first lady is laying out a progressive roadmap for women.  The report found plenty of plenty of good news. Women are more educated than ever before, now earning 60 percent of the college degrees awarded each year and fully half of the PhDs. Women are also running more businesses than ever before. Last year they were at the helm of ten million small businesses with combined sales of more than a trillion dollars.

But the whole truth is harsher. Women still don't have pay equity with men. Women still aren't equally represented in top leadership positions in business and government. Workplace policies haven't changed to meet the needs of women who are not only primary breadwinners, but often primary caregivers, too. In this day and age, so many women, many of them single parents, are struggling mightily.

Also, see read about the status of women in RI at the Women's Fund of RI, more to come.

 

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