The Rothko Chapel, Asia Society Texas, and Inprint invite you to “To Mend the World: Women Reflect on 9/11," edited by Betty Jean Craige and Marjorie Agosín, renowned authors Toni Morrison, Julia Alvarez, Bapsi Sidhwa, Margaret Randall, Mahnaz Afkhami, Aviva Chomsky, and others offer their unique and thoughtful voices to the dialogue surrounding the events of September 11. When Agosín's keynote address for a series of lectures was postponed due to September 11, the impetus for this collection was contained in the theme of her cancelled talk: the transference of hope through women's literature. The editors’ goal is to provide healing through the voices and creative energies of 28 women from a myriad of cultures and points of view.
Marjorie Agosín is professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. A native of Chile, she has published more than 20 books of poetry, eight volumes of memoir, and six books of fiction in Spanish and English. Among her many honors, she has received the Latino Literature Prize and the United Nations Leadership Award in Human Rights.
Bapsi Sidhwa is an American citizen born in Karachi, Pakistan, reared in Lahore, and now living in Houston. Her novels include “The Crow Eaters,” “The Bride,” “An American Brat,” which will soon premiere in a stage adaptation written by Sidhwa, and “Cracking India,” which was a New York Times Notable Book for 1991 and was made into the film, “Earth,” by Deepa Mehta.
Although no books will be sold at The Rothko Chapel, the authors will be available for signing them. “To Mend the World” can be purchased through Asia Society Texas (713-439-0051).
The program is free of charge, but seating is limited. To reserve your space or for more information, please call 713-524-9839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 16, 2002 at 3:30pm
UH-Women's Studies Program presents "To Mend the World: The Construction of a Text", a talk by Prof. Majorie Agosin on "To Mend the World" which is a collection of women writer's responses to attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Roy Cullen Building, Room 104. For more info: 713-743-3214.
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
"Menopause Naturally" presented by Lucia
Class is $35 at Lucia's Garden, 2216 Portsmouth. 713-532-6494
Thursday, October 17, 2002
Women’s Book Group: Meets 3rd Thurs. each month, 6:45 pm,
2nd Floor Conference Room, Montrose Library. Contact Pat at
713-524-6494 or at email@example.com.
Friday, October 18th, 2002
GoGirlsMusic.com presents GoGirlsRock!, a monthly showcase series featuring great women in music.
Rhythm Room - 1815 Washington Ave. Doors open at 8pm, cover is $5
Sarah Golden – “Singer, songwriter, guitarist, Sarah Golden is a fresh-faced young talent who has been making a big impression everywhere she performs.” http://www.sarahgolden.com
The Googe – “Feisty, alternative rock crunch” http://www.thegooge.net
Mandy Smith Group – “Southern psychedelic rock at its finest” http://www.mandygsmith.com
Matson Belle – “Electronic groove singer/songwriter from Austin” http://www.matsonbelle.com
For more information, log on to http://www.gogirlsrock.com
Based out of Houston, Texas, GoGirlsMusic.com – the oldest online community of independent women artists – was started in 1996 to promote women in music. It's run by women musicians, for women musicians. It produces the GoGirlsMusicFest and GoGirlsRock! events as well as the GoGirlsMusic Hour radio show which airs weekly at On-The-I.com.
Sunday, October 20th - 10:45AM
The Women's Group presents:
City Councilwoman Annise Parker and her vision for the future.
First Unitarian Universalist at 5200 Fannin @ Southmore.
(Please Be Prompt)
October 18-20, 2002
I want all of you to know about a conference taking place in Boulder, CO, onit is called Perspectives on Peacemaking. Supported by Colorado Jews for a Just Peace, the Tikkun Community, and the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, among others, it brings together many individuals and organizations who are working for peace--with a focus on the Middle East.
Our intention is to inspire those working for peace with the knowledge that they are part of a huge "peace force," that there are many, many efforts and that each one is a valuable contribution. We hope to invite those who are depressed and discouraged and feel the situation is hopeless, to find among all the perspectives available something they feel they can relate to and participate in. We point out that if we listen only to the voices of governments and politicians, it is easy to feel powerless, but if we listen to the voices of individuals and NGO's, it is clear that advocates of dialogue, nonviolence and compassion are doing potent, meaningful work. You will note that we have many women speaking, as it is our strong belief that the feminine perspective and way of being in the world are essential components of the global transformation we seek.
Please look at the website (still undergoing revision, but you will get a
good sense of the conference) and please spread the word! PerspectivesOnPeaceMaking2002.org.
Saturday, October 19, 2002 ~ 9:00am-12:30pm
Daya Inc. and the Rice University Women’s Resource Center invites you to attend a FREE seminar on:
WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Rice Media Center at Rice University
(University Blvd. at Stockton Entrance 8)
This educational seminar will address women’s mental health and well-being across the lifespan, with a focus on depression. The topics will include factors that affect mental health, the various options available for treating and maintaining mental health, and information on services and resources available for women to improve or to maintain their mental health and well-being. Experts in the field will speak and serve on a panel to answer your questions. For more information, call 713-981-7645
Visit the Daya website at www.dayahouston.org
Email Daya at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daya Inc. is the first Houston-based non-profit organization serving families with South Asian roots, striving to empower women and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Rice University’s Women’s Resource Center is to increase awareness of and sensitivity to issues facing women. To provide opportunities for Rice University community members, the Women’s Resource Center coordinates educational and social activities and programs.
October 21, 2002 at 11:00AM
LISTEN TO WHOLE MOTHER on KPFT 90.1fm
From Courtney Kresha (host) This Monday (tomorrow) at 11 am will be a unique opportunity to hear Pat Jones, Certified Nurse Midwife, speak about how babies' first hours of life are different in the homebirth setting from the hospital. Find out how their cries are different and the answer to the longstanding myth that babies are "supposed" to cry when they exit the womb. Pat Jones is the most experienced midwife in Houston with 1,300 births she has attended! Also learn the facts about infant mortality at home versus the hospital. Pat's infant mortality is under 1% and that is far better than any hospital in America? Could homebirth, in fact, be safer?
Monday, October 21, 2002, 7:30-9:30PM
Full Moon Meditation for Women.
Class is $10 at Lucia's Garden at 2216 Portsmouth, 713-523-6494
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002, 10am-2pm
NOW-UH presents "THE TRUTH ABOUT GEORGE"
NOW speaks out against George W. Bush and his war on Iraq!
Place: University Center Arbor
Friday, October 23, 2002, 7:30-9:30PM
UH Sankofa presents "WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?"
PLACE: Univeristy Center-Bluebonnet Room
Friday, October 25, 2002, 7:30-9:30PM
Full Moon Meditation for Women.
Class is $30 at Lucia's Garden at 2216 Portsmouth, 713-523-6494
Sunday, October. 27
The Women's Group Presents:
Dr. Jeraine Root will speak to us on "Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." She will have a PowerPoint presentation and handouts that will outline the legal history of sexual harassment. Also, the two different types of harassment will be explained plus statistics provided on its prevalence. We'll also learn how to deal with an harasser and how to file a complaint when it happens.
First Unitarian Universalist Church at 5200 Fannin @Southmore.