- August 6, 1965 – Voting Rights Act outlaws the discriminatory literacy tests that had been used to prevent African Americans from voting. Suffrage is finally fully extended to African American women
- August 8, 1969 – Executive order 11478 issued by President Nixon requires each federal department and agency to establish and maintain an affirmative action program of equal employment opportunity for civilian employees and applicants
- August 9, 1995 – Roberta Cooper Ramo becomes the first woman to hold the office of president of the American Bar Association
- August 10, 1993 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as the second woman and 107th Justice to serve on the US Supreme Court
- August 12, 1972 – Wendy Rue founds the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), the largest businesswomen’s organization in the US
- August 14, 1986 – Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper retires from active duty in the US Navy. A pioneering computer scientist and inventor of the computer language COBOL, she was the oldest officer still on active duty at the time of her retirement
- August 23, 1902 – Fanny Farmer opens the “School of Cookery” in Boston, MA
- August 26, 1920 – The 19th Amendment of the US Constitution is ratified granting women the right to vote Celebrate August 26th Anniversary of Women in US Winning the Vote
- August 26, 1970 – Betty Friedan leads a nationwide protest called the Women’s Strike for Equality in New York City on the fiftieth anniversary of women’s suffrage
- August 26, 1971 – The first “Women’s Equality Day,” instituted by Bella Abzug, is established by Presidential Proclamation and reaffirmed annually
- August 28, 1963 – More than 250,000 gather for a march on Washington, DC, and listen to Martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech
- August 30, 1984 – Judith A. Resnick is the second US woman in space, traveling on the maiden flight of the space shuttle Discovery
Archive for July, 2012
|Mustang Sally||Sugar Beats||Sugar Beats: Car Tunes – Fresh Versions of Retro Pop for Parents and Kids That Are Going Places||Sugar Beat Entertainment|
|Emma’s Revolution||Revolutionary Mind||Preview||Preview|
|Hope Eyrie – Leslie Fish||Various Artists||To Touch The Stars — A Musical Celebration Of Space Exploration||Prometheus||1976|
|Space Child Lullaby||Wild Mercy||Dream Of A Far Light||Small Green Alien Productions||2008|
|Star Fire – Cynthia McQuillin||Various Artists||To Touch The Stars — A Musical Celebration Of Space Exploration||Prometheus||1983|
|Stars||Janis Ian||Working Without A Net (Disc 2)||Rude Girl||2003|
|Little Stars||Four Bitchin’ Babes||Beyond Bitchin’||Sanachie||2005|
|To the Stars||Erin McKeown||We Will Become Like Birds||Nettwerk||2005|
|The Stars||Evalyn Parry||Small Theatres Songs||Borealis Records||2007|
|Space Invader||The Pretenders||Pretenders||Rhino||1980|
|The Sky And The Dawn And The Sun||Celtic Woman||A New Journey||Manhattan Records||2007|
|Stars||Herdman Hills And Mangsen||Voices||Flying Fish||1990|
|Birthed Of Fire And Water||Abby Parks||The Homeplace||Self published||2009|
|Sky||LEA||Great Big World||Feelgood Records||2006|
|I Hope You Dance||Lee Ann Womack||I Hope You Dance||Mca Nashville||2000|
|Mama, I’m Coming Home||Lily Holbrook||Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt||Back Porch||2005|
|Fall Down or Fly||Lindi Ortega||Little Red Boots||Last Gang Records||2011|
|Skyward||Marcia Sloane||Skyward||Navarro River Music||2005|
|Beautiful Soul||Margie Adam||The Best Of Margie Adam||Pleiades||1990|
|Eternity||Marianne Faithfull||Horses And High Heels||Naive||2010|
|Tiny Star||Marybeth D’Amico||The Light Inside||LongMan Records, LtD.||2011|
|Crystal Ball||Mary Lorson And The Soubrettes||BurnBabyBurn||Jane Dog Records||2011|
|Nostalgia||Maureen Andary||Nostalgia||Self published||2008|
|soaring||Meg Christian/Cris Williamson||Meg and Cris at Carnegie Hall||Olivia||1982|
|Underneath a Red Moon||N’dea Davenport||Lilith Fair: A Celebration Of Women In Music, Vol. 3||Arista||1998|
|Your Sun And Moon||Nancy Cassidy||Song Of Joy||Twitter Twatter Music||2012|
|Mama’s House||Naomi Sommers||Gentle As The Sun||American Melody||2008|
|Heart Medley||Nice Purse||Black Medal||SO(tm)||2010|
|Rainbow||Oh Land||Oh Land||Epic||2011|
|Like You Don’t Know||Pamela Machala||Golden Delicious||Pamela Machala||2012|
|Fairies Wear Boots Ii||Pamela Staron||Pamela Staron||Pamela Staron||2007|
|It Must Be Sunday||Phoebe Snow||Phoebe Snow||The Right Stuff||1974|
|Baby Girl (Maggies Song)||South Side Cindy||State of Mind||Sour Wine Records||2012|
|The Sequin Song||Rachael Sage||Haunted By You||Planetary||2012|
|That Kind||Natalie Cressman & Secret Garden||Unfolding||Self published||2012|
|Five Things To Do Today||Jean Synodinos||Girls, Good & Otherwise||Fortunate Records||2012|
Volume 2/Issue 22: July 27, 2012
Local “townie” in 2012 Summer Olympics!
Gia Lewis-Smallwood is in London and participating in the Summer Olympics! Gia will be competing for medals in her first Olympics in the women’s discus on August 3, 2012—watch her compete and cheer her on!! We wish her the best!! What a great way to be reminded of the importance of Title IX of the Education Act as it celebrates 40 years of equality in educational opportunities for girls and women! Learn more about the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games @ http://www.london2012.com/.
Summer Days at the WRC!!
Monday—July 30 @ 5:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Women’s Summer Support Group for female students who have experienced sexual assault/abuse or abuse within a relationship. The goal of the group is to help cope with emotional trauma and build a sense of support and community. Discussions will focus on fears, shame, trust, disclosure, current and future relationships, overcoming disruptions in daily living, and options and resources. Call 333-3137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday—August 2 @ 5pm @ Women’s Resources Center—First Zumba Fitness Party Join us for a Zumba Fitness Party filled with fun and fitness. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. We will meet every Thursday in August from 5-6:30pm. WRC is a supportive and comfortable environment. Everyone welcome. FREE!!
Thursday—August 2 @ 5pm @ Courtyard Café; Illini Union—Summer Book Club Week 4—Fat: The Story of My Life with My Body.Come join us for week four of the Summer Book Club as we discuss the award-winning Fat: The Story of My Life with My Body by writer and scholar Jean Braithwaite.
Coming in August @ the women’s center—Fall Semester & Welcome Week!
Monday—August 27 @ 12pm @ Women’s Resources Center (2nd floor, 703 S. Wright Street; C.—Dish It Up presents “Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX of the Education Act” Menah Pratt-Clarke, Assistant Provost and Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will speak about Title IX and its importance to the development of educational opportunities of girls and women, including athletics. Free lunch and presentation/discussion.
Thursday—September 6 @ 5pm—Arcade Courtyard with entrance @ Wright Street (behind the Career Center) or @ John Street (behind Student Services Building) *RAIN LOCATION: Women’s Resources Center—Welcome Back(yard) BBQ! Join the Women’s Resources Center for a backyard BBQ featuring music, games, and fun! Bring your friends, make new friends and get to know your campus women’s center! FREE—everyone welcome!
Saturday—September 8 @ 12pm @ Orchard Downs Community Center; 1841 Orchard Place, U—Welcome Week Family Fest Join the Women’s Resources Center and Orchard Downs Family and Graduate Housing for a fun and festive Family Fest program, especially designed for student who are parents and their children. All are invited for fun and activities featuring a sing-a-long, outdoor and indoor activities, food, and a resource fair!
Welcome Week Events on Campus!
Saturday—August 25 @ 5:00pm @ Foellinger Auditorium—Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center’s Wake Up Call!
Sunday—August 26 @ 4pm @ Nevada Street between Mathew & Goodwin, U—Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations BRINGS IT with Taste of Nevada Street Block Party!! FREE—MUSIC, DANCING, FUN, FOOD, GAMES—FREE!! A great time to reunite with old friends, meet new people and tour the cultural centers!
|WINGS #13-12 Rosalie Bertell
|This mathematician’s contributions to public health will be missed.|
|Program Title: WINGS #13-12 Rosalie Bertell
Description: On June 14, 2012, with shockingly little attention from the press, one of the world’s most modest, public-spirited, and quietly influential scientists passed away. This program recalls her diligent analysis and persistent truth-telling, about factors like pollution and radiation that affect communities’ health.
Host(s): Frieda Werden, Laura Flanders
Credits: Based on an interview by Laura Flanders; adaptation for WINGS by Frieda Werden.
Womyn Making Waves will be playing an interview with Sister Bertell on the Wings/Feminist Effusion portion of the show on July 29.
Obituary: Dr Rosalie Bertell, GNSH, PhD Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:04 am
Sister Rosalie Bertell, GNSH, PhD, an internationally recognized environmental epidemiologist, cancer researcher and public health advocate, died 14 June, 2012, at age 83 in Saint Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA, in the 54th year of her religious life. She was the daughter of the late Paul G Bertell and Helen Twohey Bertell of Buffalo, NY.
Dr Bertell entered the field of cancer research at Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo in the 1970s. What started there grew into a lifetime devoted to research, writing, public speaking and advocacy work on the effects of low-level radiation on human health.
Prior to founding the International Institute of Concern for Public Health in Toronto, Canada in 1984, she was an Energy/Public Health specialist at the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice in Toronto for four years.
Sister traveled the globe, researching and advising ways of dealing with the chemical and nuclear hazards which endanger the environment and erode the health of people worldwide until shortly before her death.
Sister Rosalie authored two books, No Immediate Danger (1985) and Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War (2000) ) and more than a hundred articles.
She was named to the Global 500 Roll of Honour 1993 (United Nations Environment Programme) and was the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, December, 1986. Among other accolades, Sister received numerous honorary doctorates in recognition of her scholarly and professional work and her efforts as a social justice advocate.
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[Weekly Words on Women] Raising Kids in A Gamer Environment
I’m a mom. I’ve made no bones about it, but I don’t talk about the act of raising my kids, or how my home life works much. I’m just not a “mommy blogger” and have no desire to be one.
|BLECH. No thank you.|
The main reason is that I exist outside of my kids. I am a whole person, and not just “so-and-so’smommy”. I have this crazy idea that someday they will move out and be independent people, and for them to do that, *I* have to be a person for them to learn from.
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Loquacious talks about being a woman who owns a game store. I think she’s being too modest. The risk her partner took when he became a full time game store operator was her risk as well, and she worked, and still works, her ass off to provide the infrastructure of support needed to get the store off the ground and keep it going.
I work at the store at least once a week, and more often if I’m needed or if I can. That leaves a lot of time that I am not there. For the most part, the store operations are run by TheDude and our employees.
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