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March 16, 2011

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The National Council for Research on Women is a network of 120 leading research, policy and advocacy centers dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.



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NCRW 2011 Annual Conference 


Join the Women's Funding Network in partnership with the National Council for Research on Women for


The Power of Global Networks

April 7-9, 2011

Brooklyn, New York


The Conference Program will focus on how women's funds turn the conventional model of philanthropy upside down, radically changing the way individuals, corporations, foundations and governments invest in women and girls.


NCRW Members are eligible for the Women's Funding Network member rate of $615. We are also offering a flat stipend of $295 to offset the registration fee for a limited number of centers on a first-come, first-served basis.


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IWPR logoOrganizations Working with Latina Immigrants

The Institute for Women's Policy Research, National Council for la Raza (NCLR), and The Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars present:


Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change

Report Release and Forum

March 25, 2011

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Please join us for a lively discussion on this new study. There is no charge for the event. RSVP by March 18, 2011 to Heather Berg, or 202-785-5100.

Oppose H.R.1

On February 19, 2011, the House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 1) that restricts access for low income women to basic health care, as well as to vital job training, education, housing and food programs. H.R. 1 also levies severe cuts on many more key programs, including Head Start, Low Income Home Energy Assistance and Community Health Centers. This dangerous bill must be defeated.


What You Can Do: 
  • Contact the White House by phone (202-456-1414 and ask for the Domestic Policy Council) or email.
  • Contact your Senators.
  • Contact your Representative

Tell them to oppose H.R. 1 and to support passage of a "clean continuing resolution" (one that continues funding of the federal government at current levels for the remainder of FY 2011).

  • To read Legal Momentum's full action alert about the 2011 federal budget - including a list of programs slated for cuts - click here.
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Tiffany Dufu's Inaguaration

On February 22nd, 2011, Beth Brooke, Marie Wilson and The White House Project Board celebrated the inauguration of Tiffany Dufu as second President of The White House Project. Close friends and associates of TWHP gathered at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel to show their support as we embark on this new chapter of our organization's history.


Check out pictures from the momentous occasion here

UMichReading Michelle

The Women's Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan's present The 2011 Motorola Lecture


Race, Gender and the Politics of Citizenship: Reading Michelle

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
7:30pm Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan Museum of Art

Melissa Harris-Perry's academic research is inspired by a desire to investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges. More details here.


Also join the Institute for...

Improving Reproductive Health in Rural China through Participatory Planning, Measuring Gender Series

with Joan Kaufman, Brandeis University

March 17, 2011 at 12:00pm; 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State St. 

Even while China's public health insurance coverage for the rural poor has increased in recent years, rural women have fared worse because of their lower status and lack of voice in shaping the services they need.

WOC Policy Network
Spread the Word!

Tell a Dynamic Leader about the Lead The Way Fellowship for Women of Color Emerging Executive Directors and Mid-Level Managers.


Lead the Way: Building the Pipeline of Women of Color Leaders in the Nonprofit sector


San Juan, Puerto Rico

July 19-24, 2011 Mid-level Managers

August 2-7, 2011 Executive Directors 


Click here for more details.


Run Women Run

Run Women Run: Encouraging Women to Run for Office

Speakers:Carol Hardy-Fanta, Sheriff Andrea Cabral, Cambridge City Councilor Denise Simmons, Representative Gloria Fox & Senator Katherine Clark


Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:00pm-6:00pm

11th Floor Room B, Healey Library

University of Massachusetts, Boston


Register: 2011 Catalyst Awards 

On March 29, global leaders and high potentials will converge on The Waldorf-Astoria to participate in the Catalyst Awards Conference. Join us for workshops and discussions with experts and to share knowledge on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and women's advancement. Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Kraft Foods Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. 


Tickets are going fast! Registration deadline is March 23. Reserve your space now. 


Ready to Run

Ready to Run™ is a bipartisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system. It is your one-stop training on getting involved in public life. 


Ready to Run

Friday, March 18-Saturday, March 19 (With pre-conference programs for women of color on March 18th)

Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers-New Brunswick

Ms. Foundation

NYC Repels Offensive Anti-Abortion Billboard

Last week, a billboard stating that "the most dangerous place for an African-American baby is in the womb" was placed near a heavily trafficked SoHo intersection. Ms. Foundation grantee Women of Color Public Policy Network immediately began organizing New Yorkers to speak out against the racist, sexist message. Within days, the billboard was removed.


This spring, similar billboards by the same anti-choice group that created ours, Life Always, will appear in states throughout the US. Become part of the fight to defend and repeal these attacks, just as we did last week, here in NYC. Read more



WEDO Names New Executive Director

The international Board of Directors of the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) announced the appointment of Cate Owren as its Executive Director. Cate will lead her team into its 2011-2015 strategic planning period. Climate change, global governance and finance, and preparations toward Rio+20 (the UN Conference on Sustainable Development) will all take center stage on their agenda. Read more here.


Defense of Marriage Act-Obama Changes His Mind 

By Alexis Sclamberg


In a remarkable legal and political shift, President Obama has declared the federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Once a reluctant defender of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the administration has now concluded that Section 3 of the law, defining marriage as only that between a man and woman, violates equal protection guaranteed by the constitution. Read the full article here.

EXCLUSIVE: International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day: Reflections from Natalie Portman, Maya Angelou and Other Renowned Women

By Marianne Schnall


Stories related to women and girls globally generally tend to get so little mainstream coverage in the media that it's too easy to remain blissfully unaware of their status. March 8, International Women's Day, lets the world stop and consider women's condition past and present-both to celebrate the economic, political and social strides women have certainly made globally, but also to remind us of the enormous inequities that remain to be addressed. Read the full article here.  

Rutgers Center for Women's Global Leadership 

Film Screening: Passionate Politics

This new film tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960's struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today. 


Save the Date

Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

A New One-Hour Documentary By Tami Gold

Thursday April 14, 2011 @ 6pm

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building

162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 


More details here

Women's Sports Foundation

Travel and Training Grants

The Women's Sports Foundation re-established the Travel & Training Fund in late 2010 to provide assistance to aspiring female athletes with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve even higher performance levels and rankings. If you know a talented athlete in need of resources, please tell her about us and our next grant cycle which starts March 18, 2011. We are pleased to be awarding at least $100,000 again in 2011! Click here for more information. 


Beyond Don Juan

Beyond Don Juan: Rethinking Iberian Masculinities

A conference featuring Josep M. Armengol, Brad Epps, Michael S. Kimmel, Mary Ann Newman, Paul Julian Smith - and many others!


March 31 & April 1, Thursday and Friday

times and location to be announced

for more information, please visit

News from Beyond the Network 
Blogging Carnival

As of Tuesday, March 8th, is inviting young women to connect, speak out and blog on issues they care about during a month-long blogging carnival!


For four weeks during the month of March, starting on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day - more than 6,000 young women share stories and opinions about weekly themes such as immigration, sexual identity, gender, art and cyberspace and much more! To see the full schedule with the list of guest bloggers, visit

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Stand Up and Say: My Health Matters!

The National Organization for Women - NYC is asking feminist leaders, writers, and advocates to get on board early with their My Health Matters YouTube campaign that they are launching this week, to counter the discriminatory and anti-woman agenda being proposed in Congress. They're just rolling this out, and aim to build a critical mass of pioneering advocates to give the campaign momentum. All the details on the campaign are here. Videos can be found on YouTube. Simply search "My Health Matters." 

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Endangered Species

Endangered Species is bringing international attention to the toxic culture that teaches women to hate their bodies. Join SPARK and reimagine a world where all the diverse, real beauty of women and girls is valued. 


Funding Opportunity

The Retirement Research Foundation is offering funding to improve the lives of older adults through its core grants program.  Grants will be awarded to nonprofits working to improve the quality of life for older adults in the United States, especially those who are vulnerable due to advanced age, economic disadvantage, or disparity related to race and ethnicity. Click here for more details.


Deadline to apply: May 1, 2011; August 1, and February 1, annually.

Seeking Executive Director

The African Women's Development Fund USA (AWDF USA) seeks an Executive Director (the "ED") that will enable the organization to be strategic and influential in a rapidly changing and demanding global environment. More here.


To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references by

5pm CST on April 1, 2011 to secy.awdfusa@gmail or to: 


AWDF USA, 122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1850, Chicago, IL 60603

Mind in Making

Mind in the Making Learning Communities

With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Families and Work Institute (FWI) announces a Request for Information (RFI).


To apply, please submit applications (see the submission form) via email to by March 28, 2011. Please click here, email or call (212) 465-2044 if you have any questions regarding the RFI process. 


Celebrate Women's History and Future

Join Vision 2020 and the National Constitution Center to celebrate women's history and future!


When: March 30, 2011, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission at this time is FREE for Vision 2020 supporters

Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street Philadelphia

What: A rally from 12:30-1 p.m., tours of "The Unfinished Business of Women's Equality" exhibition, a signing of the Declaration of Equality, opportunities to be a part of the Campaign for Equality.