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Emerge: New Mediums, New Voices SAWCC Literary Festival 2015

Emerge: New Mediums, New Voices SAWCC Literary Festival 2015

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================================================ 2015 Submissions Submissions for the 2015 Global Peace Film Festival, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2015, are now being accepted. This year, the festival is accepting submissions via Withoutabox and FilmFreeway, as well as direct submissions. Follow the links below for details: Submit via Withoutabox Submit via FilmFreeway If you prefer to submit the old-fashioned way, download the PDF Submission Form and return your submission, with payment, via mail. https://filmfreeway.com/festival/GlobalPeaceFilmFestival=================================================

COWSPIRACY - Official Trailer - HD

COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret (http://cowspiracy.com) is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Cowspiracy ...THE FILM

================================================== APRIL 4, VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE invites New York MEMBERS to attend this incredible reading and music performance Saturday, April 4 7–9:30pm | Keynote: A Reading and Music Performance with Tanuja Desai Hidier (accompanied by Atom Fellows) https://youtu.be/z-J1oDJi1QE @ Bluestockings Bookstore 172 Allen Street New York, NY Celebrated author Tanuja Desai Hidier will sign and read from her books, Bombay Blues, the sequel to her critically acclaimed first novel Born Confused, and perform from her self-innovated accompanying ‘booktrack’ albums of original songs, Bombay Spleen (songs based on Bombay Blues) and When We Were Twins (based on Born Confused), with collaborator on both albums, Atom Fellows. Join us for this amazing transdisciplinary evening celebrating literature and music at Bluestockings. Tickets: $20 at the door, $15 in advance *** All events are open to the public. If you would like to RSVP, check out the festival on Facebook. For questions about the festival or more information, please email litfest@sawcc.org This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. ==================================================

Girls in Crisis- Highlights from ICRW on Vimeo.

==================================================Women Who Changed the World - I Am a Full Woman from Linda Wolf Plus 3 years ago / Creative Commons License: by nc nd Not Yet Rated Over the past 45 years Linda Wolf has lived and traveled world-wide as a photographer. Since 2006, she's focused particularly on women with the song, Full Woman, by Rachel Bagby, inspiring her. Her work celebrates the inherent dignity of all women—inclusive of culture, race, color, shape, size, age, religious affiliation, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, abilities, and life experience. Her images celebrate the strengths that make each woman a full woman—to be valued and respected simply as women: resilience, heart, wisdom, intelligence, compassion, experience, intuition, beauty, love. Mostly contemporary, the images were taken in China, Thailand, India, Mexico, Guatemala, the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Iran, and Israel/Palestine. I am a Full Woman is decided to the girls and women of the world, to remind ourselves that we are enough. And to boys and men, may we all get beyond the Gender Boxes and step into our wholeness, in this awesome time of dire beauty. “Full Woman,” the song that inspired this video, was graciously donated for use by the composer, Rachel Bagby. For more info about the amazing dream that gave birth to “Full Woman” go to ez.com/fullwoman This video was produced, directed, photographed, and edited by Linda Wolf with assistance from people all over the world, and sponsored by the Daughters Sisters Project—a program of the nonprofit organization Teen Talking Circles—thanks to generous gifts from friends and supporters. The mission of Teen Talking Circles is to provide "a safe space for young people to tell the truth and practice compassionate listening." For more information go to daughters-sisters.org. Join Linda on FB: facebook.com/lindawolfphotography?ref=hl ================================================

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Submit Now   Post on Twitter  Share on Facebook Event Type Film Festival with Screenings Years Running 12 Years Contact Email P.O. Box 3310 Winter Park, FL 32790-3310 United States Website Facebook Twitter Organizers Nina StreichExecutive Director Kelly DeVineArtistic Director  Martin Luther King, Jr posited that “Peace is not only the absence of conflict, but also the presence of justice.” Global Peace Film Festival draws together people from all walks of life to be inspired by compelling storytelling and for them then to engage actively within their own lives and communities to make the world a better place than they found it: Watch FIlms. Get Involved. Change Things. Action, engagement and participation are our bywords. We seek stories that make us laugh, think, cry, sit taller in our seats and ask, “What can I do?” We curate experiences pairing films and post-screening events that educate and motivate our audiences. We work closely with local community groups and impact producers to create space for progress and creativity to flourish. GPFF is not a passive exhibition event, but a commitment to building relationships and resources aimed at increasing the presence of justice year round. It starts here. Traditionally we kick the festival off with a rousing music or sports story to lift spirits and pump up the energy, and end with a film for our interfaith community partners that show the power of good works regardless of your affiliation. During the festival we have opportunities for select films and filmmakers to participate in screenings and discussions with area high school and college-level students. Additionally, we hold community screenings throughout the year featuring festival alumni, work with other festivals and educators around the world and present an online companion festival of shorts curated to provide a window into the festival for audiences unable to join in the event in person. Rules & Terms If a film is in a language other than English, it must have subtitles (or be dubbed into English) in order to be considered. Please note for Young Filmmakers category, films are accepted by filmmakers who are under 21 years of age by the start of the festival. Rules & Terms If a film is in a language other than English, it must have subtitles (or be dubbed into English) in order to be considered. Please note for Young Filmmakers category, films are accepted by filmmakers who are under 21 years of age by the start of the festival. Return of Screening Copies: GPFF does not guarantee the safe return of any Screening Copy of films submitted; and Screening Copies will only be returned if a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with correct postage is included. Films submitted from outside the United States cannot be returned without postage being covered in $US in advance by the filmmaker. Please email us in advance if you are submitting a film and will want the Screening Copy returned to an address out of the United States. SHIPPING: The cost of shipping to the festival of the Selected Films will be the responsibility of the entrant, unless otherwise indicated by the festival. Shipping must be prepaid. GPFF will handle shipping of the Selected Films from the festival back to the submitting producer. Any special shipping arrangements, i.e. shipping to another festival or return to an address other than the return address, must be made at least two weeks prior to the festival. If the entrant plans to attend the festival, they may take their copy of the Selected Film with them after its final screening at the festival. Selected Films must be in the festival office at least one week before the festival. If, for any reason, this is not possible, you must contact us in advance to request an exception. SELECTION: All submissions will be screened by a GPFF selection committee. Submission does not guarantee selection. Selection does not guarantee festival passes. Publicity materials for Selected Films will be appreciated. The festival will exercise all due care with materials sent. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials submitted. If your film is selected, GPFF reserves the right to use its title and press materials in promotion of the festival in various media. FORMATS: The festival will screen digital video only. Selected Films may be submitted for projection ONLY in DVD, DigiBeta or Beta SP. Please contact us with any questions you have about any of the above instructions. ====================================================

Dance of the Northern Lights from Alan Dyer on Vimeo.

VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE shares Indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com with this video: Watch the Aurora Borealis Undulate and Shine as it Enchants ICTMN Staff 3/15/15 They flash, they dance, they undulate and glitter. And they never fail to transport. We are talking, of course, about the Northern Lights, source of many an enchanting story and tantalizing scientific study. There is nothing quite like the aurora borealis for ethereal entertainment. Here, astrophotographer Alan Dyer has captured the mystical nature of the lights in a time-lapse sequence taken between February 12 to 21, 2015, from the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The fish-eye lens he used—making it compatible with a domed planetarium projection screen, he noted in his comments—depending on how one looks at it, resembles either an eyeball, a curved storytelling moon, or Mother Earth herself. “Churchill's location at 58° North on the shore of Hudson Bay puts it directly under the main auroral oval, the zone of greatest auroral activity,” Dyer wrote in his comments. “Over the nine nights, two were cloudy, with a roaring blizzard, but on the eight clear nights we saw aurora every night. I shot time-lapses on six of those nights, shooting about 3,500 frames, most of which appear in the final cut of this movie.” For those of us who can’t get there anytime soon, this is a welcome taste of an otherworldly phenomenon. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/03/15/video-watch-aurora-borealis-undulate-and-shine-it-enchants-159574 ===============================================

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"To be fully human is really to discover who I am... To discover who I am is to discover also the unity between my head and my heart." Jean Vanier answers some "big questions" including "what does it mean to be fully human" - questions that are the hallmark of the Templeton Prize. Vanier is the 2015 Templeton Prize Laureate for his work with L'Arche, a revolutionary international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers. "To become fully human is to let down the barriers, to open up and discover that every person is beautiful."

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Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority via mail.salsalabs.net 


Dear VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE  & Vinanti,

Today is International Women's Day, which is a day we call attention not only to the achievements of women but to the fight for equality around the world. The Feminist Majority has been standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan women and girls in the fight against Taliban oppression for 18 years. Since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, many Afghan women and girls are going to school, have entered the paid workforce, and have benefited from a significantly reduced maternal mortality rate. But the Taliban has not gone entirely away and is threatening constantly women and girls' advancement and security. We must remain shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan women and girls.

Many Afghan women leaders as well as ordinary Afghans are saying their number one concern is security, and they want the remaining U.S. support troops to stay. We support the Afghan women's groups concerns. This is no time to leave Afghanistan completely when women and girls are making progress and the new unity government, pledged to women's empowerment, is trying to move forward.

Please urge President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and Congress to support postponement or extension of the US timeline for removing support troops from Afghanistan.

President Obama is right now reviewing his decision to withdraw 5,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2015 and ALL troops by the end of 2016. Afghan women and girls have come too far to be turned back now. If the Taliban returns, too many of the women who have gone to work and school and who have taken on leadership in government or in the several hundred established Afghan women's groups, will be killed. We must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these courageous women. 

This International Women's Day, tell President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and Congress that the U.S. must not abandon Afghan women and girls who need and want security. Let’s help Afghan women protect the gains they have won.  

For women's lives and equality,

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Eleanor Smeal
President, Feminist Majority 

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Happy International Women's Day!

The Center for Women's Global Leadership salutes women all over the world, from different classes, cultures, races and identities, for continuing to advocate for human rights in the face of an increasingly challenging global environment. Two thousand and fourteen was a year with further increases in national and global inequality, escalation in militarism and armed conflict, numerous natural disasters and an overall shrinking of democratic space. As always, women rose to the challenge, bearing witness to structural, systemic and personal violence, and fiercely standing up for the rights of women, girls and indeed all humanity. We lost some sisters in 2014 to war, accidents and illness, but their legacies are carried forward by others, women and men, whose lives they transformed.

 

In 2014 we saw again the power of women's resilience to withstand and overcome obstacles in our collective march for an equal, just, peaceful and harmonious world. CWGL is proud to be a part of this inspiring women's movement. We celebrate the diversity, strengths and wisdom of women and pledge to continue our support for the full realization of human rights for all.

 

We wish you a happy International Women's Day and look forward to marching with you!

 

In solidarIity

For the Earth and Future Generations 
WECAN International Newsletter
March 8, 2015
From the WECAN Team
Dear Friends and Allies, 

Today, as we celebrate International Women's Day, we reflect with great appreciation and respect upon the countless women leaders rising up worldwide in defense of the Earth and their communities. We recognize the immense challenges ahead and renew our commitment to amplifying women's voices and leadership in climate justice and solutions.

 

For the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, 2015 has already proven to be a year of great change and opportunity. We began this year in the Democratic Republic of  Congo where we held an online training session, bringing together diverse participants to create an action plan for protection of the Itombwe rainforest and the Indigenous people who live there. In February, we gathered with thousands at the largest anti-fracking march in US history, calling for a ban on fracking in the state of California.

 

Read on for details surrounding our recent mobilizing efforts, profiles of women working on the front lines, and information on how to join women mobilizing for climate justice in the USA through our new national organizing calls. Sign up to join the calls here.

 

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WECAN International Training: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 2015
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In January 2015 , WECAN International, in conjunction with our partners from SAFECO in the DRC, brought together participants for the first session of a two-part training aimed at creating a climate action plan specific to the needs of the Indigenous communities of the Itombwe rainforest, who seek to protect the health of the forest and their communities. The second part of the training is currently underway on the ground in the Itombwe region.

 

Sessions focus on tangible solutions that maintain diverse ecosystems and Traditional Ecologic Knowledge (TEK) of the region's Indigenous people. Participants also learn about current environmental laws that better equip them with the tools necessary to form and carry out an effective advocacy plan. Hands-on information on reforestation efforts, the construction of clean cookstoves, advocacy techniques, and the importance of women's leaderships form the backbone of the training.

 

We are very thankful to our DRC partners at SAFECO and to all of the participants who made this training such a success. Click here to visit our blog and learn more about the climate solution training and collaborative plans moving forward.

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