Monday, February 09, 2009

One NIght Only--International Women's Day

This year celebrate International Women's Day, March 5, with a special event for one night only. There will be a presentation of a documentary called A Powerful Noise at 7:30 p.m. followed by a live panel featuring Madeleine Albright, Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Helen Gayle of CARE. A Powerful Noise follows the lives of three women in three different countries as they struggle confront issues of HIV/AIDS, work to educate girls and to unite their divided communities. The outstanding panel will discuss the issues involved.

This will be held at various theaters around the country including, in New York, theaters in the Bronx Buffalo, College Point, Farmingdale, Holtsville, Ithaca, Manhattan, Port Washington,New Rochelle, Port Washington, Rochester, Syracuse, Victor, Westbury, White Plains, Williamsville and I am sure I missed some.

For more details put "A Powerful Noise" into your web browser.

Let's make a powerful AAUW noise and gather with friends at theaters around NY state,


Child Brides--Making the World a Better Place

Do you want to make the world a little better?
A very special program, the work of AAUW's Catherine Moore (and many others) is coming to the UN but the deadline to register is February 14; if you are interested you must act right away.

I would like you and your friends to know about a program on Child Brides: Stolen Lives, sponsored by the Working Group on Girls of the NGO Committee on UNICEF to be held on Wednesday, 18 Febr. in the ECOSOC Chamber. Perhaps you saw the PBS program in the fall of 2007. We will have a 10-minutes segment from the film and then speakers. Catherine Moore is the chair of the planning committee.
It is possible to get passes for the public who are interested in this topic. To get a pass, follow the below. Passes are picked up at the visitor's entrance between 45th and 46th. Take photo ID.

A Dialogue on Early Marriage:
Establishing Girls’ Visibility
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time: 1:15-2:30 p.m.
Place: ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations
Featuring NOW on PBS
“Child Brides: Stolen Lives”
Moderator, Ann Scholz, Working Group on Girls
Sunita Rathore, Tutor and Mentor - Veerni Project,
Jodhpur, India
Maria Hinojosa, Senior Correspondent, NOW on
Connie Taracena Secaira, Minister Counsellor,
Permanent Mission of Guatemala (invited?)
Carolyn Hannen
Carolyn Bacquiet-Walsh

RSVP by Feb. 14th to
Seating is limited. Please indicate if you do NOT have a UN grounds pass.
Audience members are encouraged to preview the entire film “Child Brides: Stolen Lives” at: (We will screen an excerpt at this event.)
Rosa - “Child Brides: Stolen Lives”
Courtesy of NOW on PBS

RSVP by Feb. 14th If you don't have a grounds pass, be sure to email your name, address and phone number to by Febr. 14. There will not be any extensions.

RSVP by 14 Febr.
Carolyn Donovan
UN Representative AAUW
American Association Univ. Women
Tel: 516-551-0993

submitted by Diane Haney