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March 10: Rethinking Our Future - International Women's Day 2001 Conference.

Organized in commemoration of International Women's Day, the IWD-2001 Conference includes workshops, discussions, an organization/book fair, videos, performances and more! By providing a forum for Chicago-area women to strategize, network and share information and resources, the conference will address the many personal and political issues that affect women's lives.
Rethinking Our Future: International Women's Day 2001 Conference.

Saturday, March 10, 9AM-6PM
Loop campus of DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Blvd., 8th Floor
(Preliminary Conference Schedule and Workshops Below)

Organized in commemoration of International Women's Day, the IWD-2001 Conference includes workshops, discussions, an organization/book fair, videos, performances and more! By providing a forum for Chicago-area women to strategize, network and share information and resources, the conference will address the many personal and political issues that affect women's lives.

Participants can choose from a dizzying array of WORKSHOPS on diverse issues important to women, from the economic effects of globalization to health care, reproductive freedom, herbal remedies, Queer issues, homelessness, theories of feminism, environmental justice, and women in prison. And this is just to name a few! In between workshops, participants can browse through the LITERATURE AND ORGANIZATION FAIR to find out more about Chicago area groups working on women's issues.

If that's not enough to keep participants busy, the day also includes screenings of women related/women produced videos, such as "JANE," a documentary about the Jane collective, a group that provided underground abortions for women in the late 60s and early 70s before Roe V.
Wade; "SKIN DEEP," a documentary about the distribution and effects of the contraceptive Norplant in the U.S.; "WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND," the Women's International Information Project documentary about women in prison; and "WOMEN UNITED," a Chiapas Media Project documentary about indigenous women's collective work in Chiapas, Mexico.

To accompany the vegetarian lunch, the KOREAN WOMEN'S DRUMMING GROUP will perform in the afternoon. The day will conclude with an after-hours cultural program with scenes from the internationally acclaimed "VAGINA MONOLOGUES" and other performances.

THIS IS A CHICAGO EVENT THAT WOMEN SHOULD NOT MISS!

Suggested donation for this event is $5 (no one turned away, lunch provided).

Contact:
Jennifer 312/805-1503
Sonia Stevens 773/728-1969
email IWD2001 (at) hotmail.com

Sponsors/Endorsers/Participating Organizations:
€ Co-Sponsors: Advocates for Prostituted Women and Girls, Affinity Community Services, Autonomous Zone, Chicago Foundation For Women, Chicago NOW, Chicago Queer Commission of DSA, DEPAUL Women's Center, News & Letters, Not in My Name, Rape Victim Advocates, Roosevelt University Women and Gender Studies Program, Womyn's Radical Self-Help Network €

Endorsers: African American Women Evolving, Anti-Racist Action, Chiapas Media Project, Chicago Abortion Fund, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM),
Chicago Anit-Bashing Network, Women's International Information Project

Participating Organizations: American Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International, Anti-Defamation League, Apna Ghar, Campaign For Labor Rights,Chicago Women's AIDS Project, Girls Unidas, Horizons Community Services,Korean American Women In Need (KANWIN), Lesbian Community Cancer Project,Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Mujeres Latinas enAcción, Neopolitan Lighthouse, People for Community Recovery, Project Hope,YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Lunch provided by Food Not Bombs.
 
 

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