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Don't Let History Happen Without You... During National Women's History Month!

Join Vision 2020 and the National Constitution Center on March 30 for a celebration of women's past, present & future.

FREE Admission to the National Constitution Center for Vision 2020 Supporters from 11:00am to 2:00pm

While visiting the Constitution Center March 30, you can: 

An Inventive Tribute to International Women's Day

By Teresa Bagley

Feminism shouldn't be exclusive to scholars, advocates, researchers and policy wonks. Women's issues affect all of us, and this is an excellent way to introduce knowledge to the general public, who, if given the facts, might understand, care and perhaps be moved to action. Kudos to video director, Sam Taylor-Wood, Dame Judi Dench, and the ever appealing Daniel Craig for the direct approach, straight talk, and for using their star power to deliver a meaningful message to the masses.

Originally seen here

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Passionate Politics: The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunch


Passionate Politics: The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunch

A New One-Hour Documentary by Tami Gold

This new film tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leaders of a campaign to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of the modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960s struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.

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NYC No Longer Misleading Women

By Kate Meyer*

"If you hide what you do, you must believe you can only do what you do through deception” said Christine Quinn, speaker of the New York City Council, in a press conference yesterday before passing a historic piece of legislation regulating the city’s Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs). Quinn threw her support behind Intro. 371, a bill sponsored by Jessica Lappin, which requires CPCs to be upfront with the services they provide to their clients.

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Origin of "Women of Color"

In case you never learned or in case you need a refresher, Western States Center offers this video of Loretta Ross, cofounder and national coordinator of SisterSong, Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, explaining the origin of the phrase "women of color." 

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Egypt’s Uprising: Don’t Drown Out Women’s Voices

As Egypt enters the second week of protests against the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak, women are speaking out about what the uprising means to them, and to neighboring Tunisia, Yemen and Jordan where change is also on the horizon. Whatever transpires in the weeks ahead, we hope that these nations and their people will foster a peaceful transition -- and that women leaders and NGOs will be part of the political solution and new governments. We’re posting here some of the women’s voices that we’ve heard in the past few days.

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SPARK: Taking Sexy Back

By Kyla Bender-Baird

Sexualization of girls is nothing short of an epidemic,” said Hunter College President Jennifer Raab at the SPARK Summit this past Friday in NYC. SPARK stands for “Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge.” SPARK was convened to challenge the sexualization of girls, which has a detrimental impact on girls’ self-esteem, body image, mental health, and sense of self-efficacy. One of the most disturbing effects that Raab pointed out is that self-improvement has been defined as changing one’s body rather than expanding one’s mind. For examples of just how out-of-control the sexualization of girls has become (and also how folks are pushing back), check out this video the Women’s Media Center produced for the Summit:

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SPARK Summit--Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge

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Challenging the Sexualization of Girls
Hunter College, NYC

What is SPARK?

Who's Your Feminist Pop Culture Icon?
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