Women’s Writes: A Feminist Literary Event
International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Join us in Stuttgart for a fun and educational exploration of women’s literature.
Our guide for the evening will be Stuttgart’s own women’s caucus leader and feminist literature specialist, Kelsey McLendon.
6:00 Welcome and introductions
6:10 - 6:45
Read and discuss two poems: Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” and Ursula LeGuin’s “The Maenads”
6:45 - 7:30
Watch and discuss Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw’s talk on intersectionality
7:30 - 8:10
Discussion on how we can “press for progress” on issues affecting women
8:10 - 8:30
Make our own selfie cards and take photos to send to International Women’s Day
Group photo for International Women’s Day and Democrats Abroad
A few details: No prior literature or poetry experience necessary! You’re welcome to read the selected poems beforehand or come and experience them for the first time. We will provide the materials for creating our own selfie cards. Additionally, we will have a voter registration station set up for anyone who has not yet registered and requested their absentee ballot. Feminists of all ages welcome!
Please RSVP so that we can plan our space.
Hope to see you there!
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global holiday celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Our GWC team of women’s literature specialists has created an easy to follow “event-in-the box” template called “Women’s Writes” which you can access right here.
We invite all our Women’s Caucus members to plan get-togethers on or around March 8th to celebrate women’s progress and enjoy some of the suggested activities our team has assembled for you. Check to see if your own chapter or country is planning an event or get together with some American friends and have one of your own!
And don’t forget to use your event for the ultimate expression of woman-power:
Make sure you are all registered to vote by going to votefromabroad.org so we can vote more women into office!
Do drop us a line and let us know about your events in advance, so we can post them on our platforms and share inspiration around the world!
FEMINISM REACHES A NEW HIGH AND IT’S HIGH TIME!
A few of the highlights:
Feminism and Intersectionality
In 1991 Kimberlé Crenshaw creates this concept for persons subjected to several kinds of discrimination.
Feminism and mansplaining
In 2008 Rebecca Solnit critiques male arrogance.
Feminism and the US Election
A predator wins the 2016 presidency.
And now….TIME’S UP.
Let’s meet on March 8 at 6:45 pm
at the home of Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
24 rue des Carmes, 75005
Jennifer Merchant, political scientist, professor at Paris 2, research on comparative policies in gender and bioethics, and Bianca Roberts, Director of the Mona Bismarck American Center, will lead the discussion.
Please join us for a celebration of femlit with Women's Writes on International Women's Day!
In celebration of women authors, the impending blue wave in November and women all over the world there will be a reading and discussion of the poetry by Maya Angelou, Rupi Kaur, Ursula K. Le Guin and Cleo Wade. Are we missing one of your favourite poets? Bring a poem to share!
There will be a book list for you to take home and the opportunity to register for your primary and midterms ballot. Let's vote out the patriarchy and vote in progress, equity, and a record breaking number of women.
A Toronto Women's Caucus event open to all.
When? Thursday, March 8 at 7:30pm
Where? The Green Grotto (506 College streetcar @Bay St., 505 Dundas streetcar @Bay St., College TTC stop)