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In the Name of Mothers Around the World

| May 7, 2009

The author, co-founder of the grass-roots peace and justice movement CODEPINK and board member of the Women's Media Center, calls on us to honor Mother’s Day as it was originally intended—by the abolitionist, feminist and pacifist Julia Ward Howe. More »

Marilyn French, 1929 to 2009

| May 4, 2009

A brilliant feminist theorist, her 1977 novel, The Women’s Room, connected with millions of women who had no way before of claiming their anger and discontent. And, as Women’s Media Center President Carol Jenkins tells us, Marilyn French was a tender and caring friend. More »

Life and Work: A Conversation for International Women’s Day

Life and Work: A Conversation for International Women’s Day

| March 6, 2009

The authors are appearing in New York City this month (March 18 at the 92nd Street Y-Tribeca) as part of an ongoing national tour to explore feminist issues through a multigenerational panel. The panel’s appearances (which have also included author Kristal Brent Zook) provoke more conversations: in Kansas City, a local panel adopted the format to continue to explore different dimensions of women’s lives. Here, the authors share their perspectives on work and life choices. More »

To Michelle Obama, and Her Sister “First Ladies”

To Michelle Obama, and Her Sister “First Ladies”

| February 24, 2009

Journalist and historian Janus Adams pays tribute to the First Lady in the White House, recognizing that she joins a tradition of firsts among our nation’s African American women. More »

Test Your Knowledge of History with this “First Ladies Challenge Quiz”

| February 23, 2009

Isabel Allende, Loung Ung and the Power of Memoir

| July 31, 2008

It’s mind-numbing. Four hundred thousand dead and 2.45 million displaced in Darfur; 5.4 million dead in fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1998; epidemic levels of violence against women and children. With the constant repetition of such statistics of devastation, what can move us to action? More »

Her Pueblo Round Place-A Remembrance of Paula Gunn Allen

| June 24, 2008

Jane Jacobs and the Now and Future City

| January 23, 2008

The Four Solstice Miracles

| December 20, 2007

L’Chaim! A Celebration of Grace Paley

| August 27, 2007