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Vermont Public Radio celebrates Women's History Month - and the
Champlain quadricentennial - with stories of five women who contributed
to the history and culture of the Champlain Valley. Listen at 7:55 a.m.
and 5:55 p.m., or visit http://www.vpr.net/episode/45695/
Among them so far:
Florence Weld, longest-serving director of Camp Hochelaga on Lake Champlain, told by Mrs. Weld's granddaughter, Joan Curtis. http://www.vpr.net/episode/45717/
Julia Lewandoski, and the story of Philomene Daniels - first woman Steamboat Captain on Lake Champlain - and in the nation. http://www.vpr.net/episode/45708/
Writer and historian Cyndy Bittinger has the story of Fanny Allen, privileged daughter of Ethan Allen who chose a life of service. <http://www.vpr.net/episode/45702/>
...And for Thursday and Friday:
Sadie White, Winooski mill worker, state legislator, and preservationist as told by Julia Lewandoski.
Grandma Lampman, an Abenaki woman who lived in the Swanton area and was well known for her knowledge of tribal customs and medical herbs. A plaque marks her house, as told by her great-granddaughter, Louise Lampman-Larivee.
Note the link to Vermont Commission on Women's History Project front and center...for more events celebrating women's history month, go to http://www.womenshistory.vermont.gov/WomensHistoryMonth/tabid/143/Default.aspx
Save the Date! 2009 Teen Issues Report -What Vermont Girls Say about Money Matters Press Conference and Legislative Announcement Friday, April 3,12-1 PM Women's Legislative Caucus Meeting, Room 10 in the State House
The Vermont Commission on Women and the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains reveal results of the 4th annual "What Girls Say" survey. This year's survey topic: Money Matters.
Deadly Persuasion with Jean Kilbourne
Thursday, March 26th @ 7:00pm
UVM's CC Theater in Billings, 48 University Place, Burlington VT 05401 Book signing/reception following @ around 8:15/8:30 pm in Billings No. Lounge @ UVM
Popularly known for her provocatively powerful slideshow lecture entitled "Killing Us Softly" Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising. Free and open to the Public!
The Brattleboro Branch of the American Association of University Women once again is offering four $1,000 college scholarships to qualified female candidates of Windham County. Applicants will be judged on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, community involvement and financial need. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school, preparatory school and/or home school senior women, who are legal residents of the county. They may be enrolling for full-time study in two-year accredited associate degree programs, as well as for traditional four-year college leading to a bachelor's degree. The fourth scholarship traditionally has been awarded to a woman age 25 years or older, enrolled part or full-time in an accredited four-year college at the junior or senior level, or in an accredited two-year college for the second year. Applications must be postmarked by Saturday May 2.They should be submitted to AAUW Scholarship Committee Chairwoman Gillian Winner, P.O. Box 212, Newfane, VT. 05345. Questions may be directed until April 10 at 802-365-7215 or email [log in to unmask]
After April 10 to May 1 call 258-9191 or email [log in to unmask]
Helen Caldicott, "If You Love This Planet and Your Health"
4/7 at 12:00, Middlebury College's Bicentennial Hall
4/8 at 7:00, UVM's Davis Center
Dr. Helen Caldicott, noted physician and author, presents the lecture, "If You Love This Planet and Your Health" at Middlebury College and UVM. Dr. Caldicott is an articulate and passionate advocate of citizen awareness regarding the nuclear and environmental crisis. Over the last 35 years she has lead an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to prevent environmental destruction. Trained as a physician and thoroughly versed in the science of nuclear energy, Dr. Caldicott is a knowledgeable and inspiring speaker. During the 1970's Dr. Caldicott was an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and served on the staff of the Children's Hospital Medical Center. One of the most influential women of the 20th century, she has received many awards for her work and is the author of seven books. Dr. Caldicott co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of 32,400 medical professionals committed to educating their colleagues to the dangers of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The international umbrella organization, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Dr. Caldicott 's lectures are free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Marketing Partners at 802-864-6710.
Dismantling Rape Culture Conference
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sponsored by The Women's Center at The University of Vermont
The conference's mission is to uncover various aspects and systems of our society that perpetuate and maintain oppression, which sustains rape culture. Rape culture is a culture in which rape and sexual violence are pervasive. Rape culture exists when prevalent attitudes, norms, practices and media condone, normalize, excuse and encourage sexual violence. This powerful conference will aim to create an awareness of how the UVM campus and greater societal culture supports violence, as well as a better understanding of how individuals have the power and responsibility to transform it. Free and open to the UVM and local communities. To register for the conference online, please go to www.uvm.edu/~women/drcc.html
Navigating the Economic Stimulus and Winning Government Contracts May 1st at the Sheraton Conference Center, Burlington
A matchmaker event for all Vermont Businesses, Federal, State and Local Government Agencies, and Vermont Contractors. More info: www.vtsbdc.org/getcontracts.cfm, or call [log in to unmask], or call 802-828-5243
Wednesday April 1st, 2009
Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence's Legislative Advocacy Day & 5th Annual Red Flag Ceremony at the State House in Montpelier
8-10 Legislative Breakfast and 10-11 5th Annual Red Flag Ceremony Call 802.223.1302 for more information on events or visit www.vtnetwork.org
Kids Are Priority One Coalition is collecting petitions to support full funding of Vermont's Child Care Subsidy Program. To see the petition, click here: <http://www.kidsarepriorityone.org/pdf/subsidy%20petition.1-27-09.pdf> to download a copy. There is also an on-line option <http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/kidsarepriorityone/>.
Vermont Women's Business Center April Events At the new location: the Firehouse - 8 So. Main St., Barre
Monday, April 6,from 11:30-1:30
Topic: "How Can the US Postal Service Help Your Business?" with Kristi Lunny of the US Postal Service Bring business' marketing materials and your own lunch, free and open to all.
Artists' Learning Circle
Wednesday, April 1,from 9:30-11:30
Topic: "Blogs - How and Why" discussion led by Elissa Campbell of Blue Rood Design Free and open to artists of all types - visual, dimensional, performing, writing, crafters, etc.
More info: 479-9813; 877-524-1998, [log in to unmask], www.vwbc.org
Military Sexual Trauma presentation
Friday, April 3, 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
American Legion, 129 South Main St, White River Junction
$15 per person. For more info contact Rebecca Robinson at 295-9363 x 5766
Rosie's Girls Summer Program(r) 2009, a three week day camp for girls entering the 6th - 8th grades, has camper openings for the Essex Junction, VT and Barre, VT sessions:
Essex Junction: June 22 - July 10, 2009
Barre: July 20 - August 7, 2009
Rosie's Girls is an exciting day camp (Monday - Friday, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm) that helps girls develop and strengthen their capacities and confidence while exposing them to a range of educational and career opportunities they may never have considered. Rosie's Girls campers have a chance to get their hands dirty, express themselves creatively and explore what the world has to offer them - and what they have to offer the world. Combining hands-on instruction in the skilled trades with lots of arts activities and games, the program supports girls in finding their own strength, power and confidence in a fun, positive atmosphere. Financial Aid is available for qualified families. For more information or to request an application, contact Vermont Works for Women: 1-800-639-1472 ext 105 / [log in to unmask] / www.vtworksforwomen.org
Vermont Commission on Women (VCW)
126 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05633-6801
www.women.state.vt.us and our history project http://www.womenshistory.vermont.gov
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