Women's Caucus Events

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 01:00 PM · 51 rsvps

    Earth Day Anniversary Panel Discussion

    THREE EXPERTS DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE & GENDER QUESTIONS

    Is Climate Change a gender issue?  What are the impacts of environmental conditions on infectious diseases? How can empowering women save the planet from climate collapse?
    You’ll be surprised at the answers…

    On April 21st, the eve of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Earth Day, the Democrats Abroad Global Women's Caucus will present a virtual panel discussion on "Women and the Environment".  

    A UN report tells us "Women’s unequal participation in decision-making processes and labor markets compound inequalities and often prevent women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making and implementation.”  

    About our speakers

    The panel participants examining this issue include:

    Alyssa Fischer - a climate and sustainability expert,

    Dr. Cara Maesano - a scientist and researcher in environmental epidemiology, and 

    Dana Powers - an environmental journalist specializing in renewable energy. 

    EVENT DETAILS

    WHAT: Earth Day Anniversary Panel Discussion on Women and the Environment

    LOCATION: Participants will join the discussion via ZOOM (link sent to all who RSVP)

    (This is an online stream of a live event; you need an internet connection to attend.)

    WHEN: April 21, 2020 @ 13:00 if you're sitting in EST (New York), or (other example time zones):

    @ 02:00 if you're in JST (Tokyo)
    @ 10:00 
    if you're in PST (Vancouver)
    @ 11:00 if you're in CST (Costa Rica)
    @ 18:00
    if you're in GMT (London)
    @ 19:00
    if you're in CEST (Paris) 

    If you have questions for our panelists, please send them to us at Global Women's Caucus

    We look forward to seeing you on the call!

  • Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 02:30 PM · 6 rsvps
    Online Zoom

    Books Abroad Reads What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About

     

    Books Abroad reads What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence

    An Essay Collection Edited by Michele Filgate

     

    The Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group Books Abroad warmly invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day with us a little differently this year. At our next meeting on Sunday, May 10, 2020, our discussion will focus on acknowledging and respecting a broad variety of experiences with mothers and/or with motherhood. Often and especially around Mother’s Day, we are inundated with messages ripe with sunny, unrealistic expectations for mothers and the mother-child relationship. Our reading for this meeting, What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence, is a collection of essays edited by Michele Filgate that explores a wide spectrum of relationships and challenges us to push the motherhood ideal off its pedestal and see mothers for what they are - human.

     

    In her review of the anthology on NPR, writer Danielle Kurtzleben explains, “At its broadest level, this book is about the soul-rattling realization that despite often having the astronomically best of intentions, our mothers still mess up — sometimes in life-altering ways. It's about how, despite our love or a desperate need for them, we mess things up too. And it's also about the gut punch that happens when some children are forced to legitimately wonder just how good their mothers' intentions ever were. But then, it's about how much more livable those relationships might be if someone just said those three magical words. Those words are not ‘I love you’ but, rather, ‘Are you OK?’ Or, even more difficult: ‘Hey — I'm hurting.’”

    On Mother’s Day 2020, we hope you’ll join us in processing this work together, and, if you feel comfortable doing so, please invite your mothers/children to read and discuss with us. We look forward to exchanging thoughts with you soon!

     

    This is an online event, so you must RSVP to receive the link to join.

    Event start time by time zone:

    Location
      Event Start Local Time
    Vancouver, Canada  Pacific Daylight Time 5:30 am
    Washington DC   Eastern Daylight Time 8:30 am
    London, UK GMT 1:30 pm
    Paris, France  Central European Time 2:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya  (GMT+3) 3:30 pm
    Dubai GST 4:30 pm
    Bangkok ICT 7:30 pm
    Beijing CST 8:30 pm
    Tokyo JST 9:30 pm
    Melbourne AEDT 10:30 pm