women http://wamc.org en 3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat At Wiawaka Center For Women http://wamc.org/post/3rd-annual-jane-austen-retreat-wiawaka-center-women <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat takes next weekend at the <a href="http://www.wiawaka.org/">Wiawaka Center for Women</a> on Lake George on Sunday, June 29th.</p><p>Participants will join scholars and enthusiasts in exploring Austen's world through facilitated discussions of Mansfield Park, viewing and discussion of film adaptations of the novel, and presentations from local JASNA members Mary Huber, Nancy Duell and Dr. Susan Jones.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93057 at http://wamc.org 3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat At Wiawaka Center For Women Ideas Matter - Representations Of Women And Motherhood In Film http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-representations-women-and-motherhood-film <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Sunday is Mother’s Day and today in our <a href="http://wamc.org/term/ideas-matter"><em>Ideas Matter</em></a> segment, we’ll learn about representations of women and motherhood in film from Dr. Jennifer Creech, she served as a panelist a recent New York State Humanities Council-funded film series, <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/events/event.php?event_id=6648">"Celebrating Women of Courage and Character"</a> at Rochester's Little Theater Film Society.</p><p>Professor Creech received her Ph.D. in Germanic Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2006. She is an Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages &amp; Cultures at the University of Rochester and is an Affiliate Faculty member in the Film &amp; Media Studies Program and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women's Studies.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90041 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter - Representations Of Women And Motherhood In Film "The Confidence Code" By Katty Kay And Claire Shipman http://wamc.org/post/confidence-code-katty-kay-and-claire-shipman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Following the success of <em>Lean In</em> and <em>Why Women Should Rule the World</em>, the authors of the bestselling <em>Womenomics</em> provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.</p><p>Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In <a href="http://www.theconfidencecode.com/"><em>The Confidence Code</em></a>, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88634 at http://wamc.org "The Confidence Code" By Katty Kay And Claire Shipman President Jimmy Carter Commentary http://wamc.org/post/president-jimmy-carter-commentary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Helen </span>Desfosses<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an Instructor in Public Policy at the </span>Osher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (pronounced </span>OH-sher<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:20:00 +0000 Helen Desfosses 87344 at http://wamc.org President Jimmy Carter On "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" http://wamc.org/post/president-jimmy-carter-call-action-women-religion-violence-and-power <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former President Jimmy Carter has written his </span>28th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> book: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He writes about his concern that for political or religious reasons, more females have been murdered worldwide than all of the people who have died in every war during that same span of time.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87343 at http://wamc.org President Jimmy Carter On "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" Motherhood Out Loud http://wamc.org/post/motherhood-out-loud <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.motherhoodoutloud.com/">Motherhood Out Loud</a></em> is a culturally and gender diverse series of monologues on the subject of Motherhood, written by a host of celebrated writers.</p><p><em>Motherhood Out Loud</em> traverses the experience of motherhood in all its wonderful glory from inception, birth, sexuality, growing up and letting go to the inevitable role reversal that occurs as we find ourselves parenting our parents. The show will have its Berkshire Premiere on Friday and two performances on Saturday at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge as part of the <a href="http://berkshirewomenwriters.org/motherhood-out-loud-gala-performance-march-29-2014/">Berkshire Women's Writers Festival</a>.</p><p>To tell us more – Actors Jayne Atkinson and Jane Kaczmarek (probably best known as the star of TV’s Malcolm in the Middle.) And Artistic Director of WAM Theatre, Kristen Van Ginhoven also is here as WAM is co-presenting the production.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86809 at http://wamc.org Motherhood Out Loud "Founding Mothers: Remembering The Ladies" By Cokie Roberts http://wamc.org/post/founding-mothers-remembering-ladies-cokie-roberts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fans of number one </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">New York Times</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bestselling author and celebrated journalist </span>Cokie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Roberts will love this stunning nonfiction picture book based on her acclaimed work for adults, Founding Mothers, which highlights the female patriots of the American Revolution.</span></p><p>Beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor–winning artist Diane Goode, <em>Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies</em> reveals the incredible accomplishments of the women who orchestrated the American Revolution behind the scenes.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86407 at http://wamc.org "Founding Mothers: Remembering The Ladies" By Cokie Roberts 4th Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers http://wamc.org/post/4th-annual-berkshire-festival-women-writers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers is a collaborative, multi-venue event sponsored by Bard College at Simon’s Rock with many local partners, celebrated county-wide in the month of March, Women’s History Month.</span></p><p>In 2014, the Fourth Annual Festival will feature more than 150 women of all ages and from many backgrounds, sharing their talents through readings, lectures, workshops, performances and screenings held at 36 Berkshire County venues from Sheffield to Williamstown.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85337 at http://wamc.org 4th Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Eve Ensler And One Billion Rising http://wamc.org/post/eve-ensler-and-one-billion-rising <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few weeks ago, we were in Manchester Center, VT taping an episode of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Show</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with <a href="http://www.eveensler.org/">Eve </a></span><a href="http://www.eveensler.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ensler</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, and the author of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Vagina Monologues</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Ensler’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> experience performing </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Vagina Monologues</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> inspired her to create <a href="http://www.vday.org/home">V-Day</a>, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. The latest off-shoot of V-Day is One Billion Rising.</span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.onebillionrising.org">One Billion Rising For Justice</a> is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.</p><p>On 14 February of last year, one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls. This year the organization is escalating its efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to rise, release, dance and and demand justice!</p><p>After <em>The Book Show</em> portion of the evening, which was a partnership between <a href="http://www.northshire.com/">Northshire Bookstore</a> and WAMC – we had an audience Q&amp;A with Eve. While it was not taped to be broadcast – it was taped, and we felt that what was shared that night should be heard by a larger audience.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83661 at http://wamc.org Eve Ensler And One Billion Rising One Billion Rising Ulster County - Shelter: A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence http://wamc.org/post/one-billion-rising-ulster-county-shelter-concert-film-benefit-victims-domestic-violence <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Friday February 14<sup>th</sup> at 9:30 am as part of One Billion Rising Ulster County, Natalie Merchant will introduce the premiere public screening of: <em>Shelter: &nbsp;A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence</em> at Kingston, New York’s Old Dutch Church, Bethany Hall. The event is free and open to the public and the screening will be Followed by a panel discussion with Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Senator Terry Gipson,&nbsp;Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, Dutchess County&nbsp;Executive Marcus Molinaro,&nbsp;Elizabeth Culmone - Ulster County&nbsp;Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Special Victims Bureau, and Marjorie Smith, Dutchess County&nbsp;Assistant District Attorney, Bureau Chief for the Special Victim’s Bureau.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 83796 at http://wamc.org One Billion Rising Ulster County - Shelter: A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence