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     Printable program:  Spring 2019 [pdf]

Spring 2019

Am I My Sister's Keeper?

Every Thursday from 21st March to 23rd May
expert speakers offer their insights into the some of the ways we help our fellow women
and consider what is required of us.

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Focus talk:

To set the issue a WomenExplore participant gives a short talk describing how the day's topic has intersected her life and affected her thinking.

Schedule of Events:

11:30 am

Focus talk

12 noon

Main Lecture and questions

1:00 pm

Participatory discussion

See program for Spring 2019

Location:

Democracy Center

45 Mt Auburn St.

Cambridge, MA 02138

Directions

Focus lecture: Muna Killingback

Advocating for Women's Rights

Nada Mustafa Ali

lecturer of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and
 Human Rights at UMass, Boston, author of
 Gender, Race and Sudan Exile Politics

MAR
21

11.30 am: Film: The Immigrant

Filmed locally, this is the narrative story of a young Bosnian immigrant as she faces social, cultural and economic challenges in new surroundings.

12.45 pm: Discussion with Sanja Zdjelar, the award-winning filmmaker

MAR
28

Focus lecture: Maria Muti

Responding to the Challenges Facing Women Immigrants

Anita Sharma

executive director of Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project which provides free legal services to asylum seekers & detained immigrants

APR
4

Focus lecture: Virginia Loftus, Susan
 Kains, Marcia Boehlke

Who Cares for the Caregivers?

Anne Keefe and 
 Kris Wiitala

elder care advisors with the Family Caregiver 
 Support Program at Somerville Cambridge Elder Services

APR
11

Focus lecture: A WomenExplore participant

Sex Trafficking in New England

Heather Thornburg

program director for Amirah, which uses individualized
 approaches to rebuild the lives of survivors of sex trafficking throughout New England

APR
18

Focus lecture: Luis Ramirez

Caring for Women Around the World

Elizebeth Tucker

principal of Philanthropy & Strategic Engagement for the Grameen Foundation which takes a broad approach to tackling the multiple dimensions of the complex problems of poverty

APR
25

Focus lecture: Susan Nulsen

Living with Our Global Sisters: Embracing and Resisting Change

Rosalyn Negrón

socio-cultural
 anthropologist at UMass Boston, author of
 Ethnic Identification among Urban Latinos: 
 Language and Flexibility.

MAY
2

Focus lecture: Carol Goldman

Memory Loss: Coping and Caring

Julie Brody Magid

clinical director of the Mclean Memory Disorders Assessment Clinic, instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School.

MAY
9

Interview of Sandy Wayne by Elaine Fisher

Am I My Sister's Keeper?

Lyn Brakeman

retired Episcopal priest, author of two books and a memoir God Is Not a Boy’s Name. Becoming Woman. Becoming Priest, and a weekly blog.

MAY
16

How Do I Share My Money, Time And Love? — A Woman's Dilemma

11.30 am: A Story Quilt with contributions by everyone attending who wishes.
Bring your stories to share.

Facilitated by Lindsa Vallee

MAY
23


     Printable program:   Spring 2019 [pdf]


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     Printable program:  Fall 2018 [pdf]

 

Fall 2018

Struggles, Stregths and Strategies

11.30 am: Necessary Losses

Janet Cooper Nelson

chaplain, Brown University, on board of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island

Followed by a Letting Go ritual, facilitated by Lindsa Vallee

SEP
13

Focus lecture: Elaine Fisher

The Impact of Women in Politics

Bridgette Bruno

communications associate with the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, working to advance women’s representation in American politics

SEP
20

Focus lecture: Erica Kenny

Strengthen Your Body, Strengthen Your Mind

Cheryl Suchors

author of fiction, poetry, essays and 48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains; surviving injuries, grief and cancer to become a writer

SEPT
27

Focus lecture: Barbara Villandry

Reaching out: Support Around Suicide and Depression

Daniel Jackson

MIT, author of Portraits of Resilience, a photo essay with stories of how people have coped, overcome challenges and found meaning in their lives

OCT
4

Focus lecture: A WomenExplore community sharing

Nipping Sexual Harassment in the Bud

Nan Stein

Wellesley Centers for Women, who directs several national research projects on sexual harassment, gender violence, and teen dating violence in K-12

OCT
11

The Temptation to be Unethical: Luis Ramirez

Civil and Uncivil Disobedience

Candice Delmas

associate professor of philosophy and political science, Northeastern University, author of A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

OCT
18

Focus lecture: Marcia Miller Boehlke

Domestic Violence: Changing Cultural Norms

Lee Clasper-Torch

Men's Engagement Coordinator for the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Ten Men facilitator

OCT
25

Focus lecture: Ly Thai

Art to Effect Social Change

Ival Stratford Kovner

MS MFA National Arts Advocate and NEA Grant Recipient. Recent 2nd Place Professional Artist Category, National Parks Exhibition

NOV
1

Focus lecture: Laurie Markoff

Voluntary Simplicity: One Community’s Choice

Sue Donaldson

Cornerstone Cohousing in Cambridge

NOV
8

Focus lecture: Paula Chandoha

How to Sustain Momentum Working for Change

Tim McCarthy

director of the Culture
 Change & Social Justice Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School's
 Carr Center, faculty convener of the Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program

NOV
15

      Printable program:   Fall 2018 [pdf]