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Women’s history project calendar for September

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month  – September 15 to October 15

September Highlights in US Women’s History

  • Sept 12, 1910 – Alice Stebbins Wells, a former social worker, becomes the first woman police officer with arrest powers in US (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Sept 14, 1964 – Helen Keller receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 4 other women: Dr. Lena Edwards, Lynn Fontainne, Dr. Helen Taussig, and Leontyne Price
  • Sept 14, 1975 – Elizabeth Ann Seton is canonized. She is the first American-born saint, and founded the first U.S. Order of Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph
  • Sept 20, 1973 – Billie Jean King defeats Bobby “No broad can beat me” Riggs in the battle of the sexes tennis match
  • Sept 25, 1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the first woman U.S. Supreme Court justice
  • Sept 26, 1971 – Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-New York) announces she will enter the Democratic presidential primaries
  • Sept 26, 1973 – Capt. Lorraine Potter, an American Baptist minister, is the first woman U.S. Air Force chaplain
  • Sept 29, 1988 – Stacy Allison becomes first U.S. woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest

September Birthdays

  • Sept 1, 1933 (2006) – Ann Richards, second woman elected governor of Texas (1990)
  • Sept 2, 1948 (1986) – Christa McAuliffe, NH teacher, selected in 1985 to be the first teacher in space; died aboard space shuttle Challenger
  • Sept 3, 1920 (1966) – Marguerite Higgins, first woman to win Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting (1951) for coverage of the Korean War
  • Sept 6, 1860 (1935) – Jane Addams, founder of Hull House in Chicago, first major settlement house. First American woman to receive Nobel Peace Prize (1931); helped establish American Civil Liberties Union (1920)
  • Sept 8, 1859 (1918) – Mary M. Kimball Kehew, union organizer, cofounder of the Union for Industrial Progress (1892); first president of National Women’s Trade Union League (1903)
  • Sept 14, 1830 (1910) – Emily Edson Briggs, first woman White House correspondent, during Lincoln’s administration; first president of Women’s National Press Assn. (1882)
  • Sept 14, 1879 (1966) – Margaret Sanger, pioneer in birth control and sex education; founded predecessor to Planned Parenthood
  • Sept 18, 1905 (1993) – Agnes De Mille, dancer, choreographer, pioneer of the American Ballet Theater
  • Sept 20, 1946 – Judith Baca, Latina visual artist and muralist; community activist.
  • Sept 23, 1863 (1954) – Mary Church Terrell, first president of National Assn. of Colored Women (1896); picketed in Washington DC for suffrage and desegregation
  • Sept 23, 1838 (1927) – Victoria Woodhull, feminist, first woman candidate for U.S. President (1872) for the Equal Rights Party; with sister, first women to be members of the NY Stock Exchange (1870’s)

Please feel free to use this information in any of your newsletters or forward it to colleagues or other interested parties.  A year-round women’s history calendar is available on our website www.nwhp.org in the News and Events category.

Whose Birthday Do You Share?  Which Great Woman Was Born On Your Birthday? Watch people crowd around to see whose birthday they share. 750 women from U.S. history are named on this oversized poster with day by day listings, colorfully bordered with images representing their many activities. Alphabetical list included for cross reference. Oversized poster 24″ x 37″ Created and Research by Margaret Zietdt  Celebrate Women Poster +Index of Names

Click here for more information about  Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 to October 15.  In honor of Hispanic Heritiage Month all  Hispanic Heritage Month Resources will be discounted 30% to 50%.

National Women’s History Project
3440 Airway Dr Ste F
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 636-2888

PSA–colors of pride meeting 8/29/11

Colors of pride is a social organization which meets in a safe space in order to focus on the Lesbian, Gay, Queer, Questioning, and Ally experience of people of color in the community.  We concentrate on educating people about the intersections of race and ethnicity when looking at the experiences of LGBT people and try to create a community.

Tonight’s meeting is a game night in the LGBT resource center, room 323 of the Illini Union.  We just want to get together, play a few games, and have ice cream.

playlist august 28, 2011 music for birdie’s birthday hosted by kitten

Artist Song Disk Label
Katrina and the Waves Walking on Sunshine Katrina and the Waves Capitol
Kay Gardner Touching Souls Ocean Moon Urana
Kathy Mar Velveteen Plus CA Change Dragonsgate Music
Judy Collins Send In The Clowns Judith Electra
Joni Mitchell Song to a Seagull Joni Mitchell WEA
Joni Laurence Trashbag Birdie Trashbag Birdie Browntown Records
Joan Armatrading Virtual Reality This Charming Life 429 Records
Jill Sobule I Kissed A Girl Jill Sobule Atlantic
Jenni Muldaur I’d Rather Live Like A Hermit Dearest Darlin’ Dandelion Music
Janis Ian Boots Like Emmy Lou’s Working Without A Net Rude Girl
Janis Ian At Seventeen Working Without A Net Rude Girl
Indigo Girls Power Of Two Swamp Ophelia Jill Music
Ida Cox & Coleman Hawkins Quintet Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues Blues for Rampart Street (Remastered) OJC
Holly Near The Best Is Yet To Come With A Song In My Heart Calico Tracks Music
Holly Near Over The Rainbow Sky Dances Redwood Records
Holly Long Pain And Glory Leaving Kansas CDBY
Holly Near Imagine My Surprise! Imagine My Surprise! Redwood Records
Heather Bishop If You Love A Hippopotamus Belly Button Mother of Pearl
Fleetwood Mac Gypsy Very Best of WEA/Reprise
Etta James Sunday Kind Of Love Heart Of A Woman Warner Brothers
Blame Sally Pass the Buddha Night of 1000 Stars Self Published
Heather O’Neill What a Way A Feminist Manifesto – EP Firebelly Music
Bonnie Tyler Faster Than The Speed Of Night Super Hits Sony
Brenda Kahn Goldfish Don’t Talk Back Goldfish Don’t Talk Back Community 3
Claudia Schmidt Broken Glass Midwestern Heart Flying Fish
The Travellers Waiting For The Waves Expat records
Adele I’ll Be Waiting 21 XL Recordings / Columbia
Alison Krauss It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference Forget About It Rounder

PSA: PFLAG meeting

The August PFLAG meeting will be Tuesday, August 30 beginning at 6 p.m.
PFLAG will be serving a light supper at the first Rainbow Coffee House of the semester to welcome back  U of I students and staff.

Wesley Foundation — 1203 W. Green, Urbana, IL 61801
(corner of Goodwin and Green in the Etc. Coffee House space)

Please bring a plate of sandwiches, finger foods, cookies, or fruit to share with the students and staff.

August 21 2011 Playlist Host Abby

Sarah Jarosz “Annabelle Lee” from Follow Me Down
Lisa Bigwood “Iris and Rose” from Intrepid
Carol Martini “Right Smack Dab” from Petals Of The Red Magnolia
Kristin Lems “Clingin Vine” from Equality Road
Claire Lynch “Great Day In the Mornin’” from Whatcha Gonna Do
Ceoltóirí “FAR AWAY” from Silver Apples of the Moon
Emmylou Harris “Hard Bargain”
Heather O’Neill “Tiffany Town” from A Feminist Manifesto
Eden Brent “Goodnight Moon” from Ain’t Got No Troubles
Tift Merritt “Mixtape” from See You On The Moon
Janita “Travels Of Your Mind” from Haunted
Ani DiFranco “Not a Pretty Girl” from So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter
Kate and Anna McGarrigle “Swimming Song” from Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Kelley Ryan “Heart and Bone” from Twist
Lindi Ortega “All My Friends” from Little Red Boots
Carolyn Currie “LULLABY” from Waves of Silence
Blame Sally “Big Big Bed” from Speeding Ticket And A Valentine
Heather Maase “Our World” from Bird Song
Kelcy Mae “Down To The River” from Pennies in Hand
Roseanna Vitro “Mama Told Me Not To Come” from The Music Of Randy Newman
Four Bitchin’ Babes “The Introvert Song” from Diva Nation
Emely Anne “FREEDOM” from The Way Home
Kyle Carey “Orange Blossom” from Monongah
Dar Williams “Teen for God”
Miwa Gemini “QUE SERA SERA” from The Fantastic Lies of Grizzly Rose
Jill Andrews “Little Less” from MIRROR
K. D. Lang “THE JOKER” from Drag
Judy Garland “Carolina In The Morning” from Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Blossom Dearie “TEA FOR TWO” from Once Upon A Summertime
June Kuramoto “Two Sisters” from Spirit and Soul

August 14, 2011 Playlist host barb

Artist Song Disk
Artist Name Album
Amanda Mabro 1000 Years Superwoman In the Making
Teresa Trull Woman Loving Women Lesbian Concentrate
Alanis Morissette Thank U Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Heather O’Neill Ballerina In a Bullfight A Feminist Manifesto – EP
Heather O’Neill 1,000 Springs A Feminist Manifesto – EP
K.D. Lang Sunday Watershed
Janis Ian Stars Best Of Janis Ian – The Autobiography Collection
Kelcy Mae Pennies in Hand Pennies in Hand
Kelcy Mae Carnivale Pennies in Hand
Sara Hickman Shadowboxing Necessary Angels
Sara Hickman Room Of One’s Own Necessary Angels
Seanan McGuire Pretty Little Dead Girl Stars Fall Home
Nina Simone Pirate Jenny (Live) Watchmen (Music from the Motion Picture)
Suzanne Vega Neighborhood Girls Suzanne Vega
Tracy Chapman Mountains O’ Things Tracy Chapman
SJ Tucker In The Name Of The Dance Blessings
The Waifs & Clare Bowditch I Remember You (Featuring Clare Bowditch) From The Union Of Soul
SONiA I Am The Enemy No Bomb Is Smart

Hot Flashes on Movies by Connie Hosier

In honor of Pride Fest Hot Flashes on Movies is highlighting KaBoom, a sci fi, apocalyptic totally outrageous and enjoyable story from gay filmmaker Greg Araki. It  will play at the Art on August 19th, the night before the Pride Fest celebration at Lincoln Square.

KaBoom is a wild ride and I loved it’s wacked out crazy fun.