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Feminism Frenzy

Three events of note.

1. WHERE WOMEN STAND IN CHICAGO NEWSROOMS
Date: October 15, 2008
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Columbia College's Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave.
Featuring: Linda Yu, Sally Eisele, Hanke Gratteau and Lynn Norment

2. CHICAGO AREA WOMEN'S HISTORY COUNCIL DOCUMENTS FEMINIST ACTIVISM IN THE CITY
Date: October 11, 2008
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.

Featuring: Stephanie Gilmore, Ph.D, editor of Feminist Coalitions, Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States (University of Illinois Press 2008) and Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Dickinson College. Gilmore is also co-editor of the Second Wave and Beyond, an online community.

Special Presentation: Janet Olson, MA, Chair of the Chicago Area Archivists group and Assistant University Archivist at Northwestern University will present the premiere of Preserving the History of Second Wave Feminism in Chicago: Donating Your Papers to a Permanent Archives.

Meet the Archivists: A distinguished group of Chicago area archivists representing nine of the city's most notable institutions will be on hand to discuss their repositories and their collections.

Note: Reservations are required. Admission is free.

To register go to: www.cawhc.org or call: 773-227-0093

3. TALK.IN FEMINISM TODAY: NEW RADIO SHOW LAUNCHES ITS PILOT SEASON
Date: November 17, 2008
Time: 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. program
Location: The S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Featuring: Maya Friedler and Jamie O’Reilly, Women’s Media Group

The Post-Feminist Mystique: Bring Back the "F" Word With Host Ravi Batista, June Sochen, Hedy Ratner and Sara Paretsky.
Contributors: Nicole Hollander, Anne Hills and Musician Fred Simon

The new talk.in, revives and re-imagines TALK-IN, the popular 1970’s radio show initiated by Diann DeWeese Smith, and moderated by Friedler, (one of Chicago'’s Second Wave Feminists), from the Loop Center YWCA. The new program will feature a formidable line-up of talent engaging with a live audience that cross generations and has diverse viewpoints about today’s feminism.

Audiences will hear from guest authors, pundits, performers, businesswomen, attorneys, politicians, educators, humorists, artists, health-care providers, retirees, activists and politicians who weigh in about the role of feminism in current affairs. The pilot season of four programs will be recorded, uploaded as podcasts, and developed for radio broadcast on public and community radio stations. The programs will be filmed for a future film documentary.

Four pilot programs will comprise the inaugural season of "talk.in":
I. The Post-Feminist Mystique: Bring Back the "F" Word
II. Sex: Let’s Get Real
III. Women and Poverty: Is There A Way Out?
IV. Global Sisterhood: Violence Against Women It’s Rampant. Where Is the Outrage?

Program One, "The Post-Feminist Mystique" features Sara Paretsky, (Ph.D., Award-winning Author, Essayist), June Sochen, (Ph.D., Historian, Author), and Hedy Ratner, (Founder, Co-President, Women’s Business Development Center). Other contributors will be Cartoonist/Author Nicole Hollander, and Musicians Fred Simon and Anne Hills.

The talk.in launch is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. For Information, (312) 458.0822. Email: talk.in@wmgchicago.com



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Posted on October 9, 2008


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