2017 Empower the Immigrant Woman Annual Conference
Saturday, March 18
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Empower the Immigrant Woman will host two back-to-back sessions with the goal of inspiring empowerment and helping educate the newest Americans on the programs and services available to address education, social, and credentialing challenges of foreign born and skilled professionals:
Session 1 – The Trailblazer’s Panel
This panel of women from various communities will share insight, lessons learned, stories of perseverance and wisdom. It is designed to inspire empowerment.
Session 2 – The Workforce Integration Panel
In this second panel, Empower the Immigrant Woman is inviting three local service providers to use the stories from the previous panel as a springboard to discuss the programs and services considered to be the most beneficial to immigrant women forging their way in Maine. Providers will discuss both the services they provide, along with other resources they may be aware of in the community.
The overarching aim of these back-to-back panels is to offer women’s stories as a backbone and grounding force that provides a context for the audience to integrate the resource information.
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2017 Empower the Immigrant Woman Trailblazer Gala
Saturday, March 18
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join Empower the Immigrant Woman and keynote speaker, University of Maine School of Law’s Dean, Danielle Conway, as we celebrate our community trailblazers in red carpet style!
There will be music by the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, dance and many inspirational moments!
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Film Screening & Forum: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
Tuesday, January 17
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join the Maine Women’s Policy Center and the Woodfords Club for a film screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry! The film explores the women’s movement from 1966 to 1971, giving us inspiration for our future. The film will be followed by an interactive discussion about how you can get involved in activism in your community!
More about the film: SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL does not try to romanticize the early movement, but dramatizes it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time–thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious
The story still resonates today for women who are facing new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence, as the film shows present-day activists creating their generation’s own version of feminism. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is a film about activists, made to inspire women and men to work for feminism and human rights.
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Our Rights at Risk
Thursday, September 29
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The United States federal courts are making rulings that affect all American lives—voting rights, marriage equality, immigration and access to health care. In many states these rulings are limiting women’s rights to make their own reproductive health decisions. Join us for a discussion of what is at risk with the delays in appointing federal judges.
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Maine Women’s Lobby
Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center
Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR!)
Questions? Contact Kathy at 207.622.0851 x3 or email@example.com.