Woman and Earth Conference Updates

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Woman and Earth (womearth@dorsai.org)
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 17:16:39 -0400 (edt)


Dear Friends/Colleagues

Please convey the following message to your list serve members,
colleagues, friends, etc - ASAP. Thanks for your support and solidarity.

Woman and Earth

1. Woman and Earth's Conference Brochure containing all details for
participating in this year's world conference, film festival and expo on
women and ecology, "Women: Personal is Political Local is Global" in
Helsinki, Finland from December 8-10, 1998 can now be accessed ON OUR WEB
SITE! Our URL: <http://www.dorsai.org/~womearth/>
 Please note that we strongly ask your cooperation to register with us
ASAP to take advantage of our negotiated discounted group rates and to help us
to send deposits and confirmations to Finland as they require these well
in advance.

 
2. We are pleased to share with you the current draft of our Conference
program (subject to change and pending final confirmation) PLEASE NOTE ALL
SPEAKERS LISTED PLEASE CONTACT US ASAP: E-mail: <womearth@dorsai.org> TO
CONFIRM YOUR PRESENTATION AND TITLE (see program below) If you wish to
present and are not listed, please contact us immediately as well.

 
3. Reminder: Woman and Earth is planning its international news
conference and exhibition featuring the art of Tatyana Mamonova, Woman and
Earth's founder and first woman organizer and exhibitor of the
non-conformist artists movement in Russia at the Hotel Scribe Paris in
mid-October. This event is taking place with the support of Hotel Scribe
and Finnair. Contact Woman and Earth in advance at e-mail above for
details

 please be sure to share with your media/journalist contacts.
 
4. Calling any potential sponsors - individuals and organizations alike -
Woman and Earth has been contacted by women's /ecological leaders from
more than 30 countries - ALL OF THEM INCREDIBLE AND WITH IMPORTANT
INFORMATION TO SHARE AND RECEIVE ON BEHALF OF THEIR COMMUNITIES AND
ORGANIZATIONS. As the first NGO in Russia for women, and an all volunteer
organization still "in exile" in violation of human rights law --we NEED
YOUR HELP TO ENSURE THAT ALL THESE TERRIFIC WOMEN LEADERS ARE ENSURED AN
OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE. Perhaps you may be interested in helping even
one or two of these women to come to Helsinki. Please contact us ASAP at
the above e-mail.

 
WOMAN AND EARTH'S ANNUAL WORLD CONFERENCE
"WOMEN: PERSONAL IS POLITICAL,LOCAL IS GLOBAL"
HELSINKI, FINLAND
DECEMBER 8-10, 1998

DRAFT CONFERENCE PROGRAM-August 30, 1998

(This is subject to modification.)
EXPO ONGOING DURING THE CONFERENCE

December 8, 1998: "BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, POLITICS": WOMEN'S PUBLIC
LIVES

9:00am-10:00am Registration

10:00am-11:30am Opening Ceremonies will include feature
performance by Musician "SONiA" of "disappear fear", USA
11:30am-12:30pm Networking Reception* (date and time of this
reception may change)
                                Featuring Performance by THE NORTHPORT
PIANO TRIO, USA

12:30pm -1:30pm Lunch (On your own)

1:30pm -6:30pm FILM FESTIVAL IN SEPARATE ROOM
GENERAL/PLENARY SESSIONS
1:30pm - 2:45pm Plenary/General Session Women in Politics and
Public Life
                                DANIELA DIMITRIEVSKA, Macedonia - "How to
Increase the Political Participation of Women"
                                ULVIYA MIKAILOVA, Azerbaijan, Open Society
Institute, "The Current Women's Movement in Azerbaijan"
                                LOLA DODKHOUDOEVA,
Tajikistan, Contribution of Tajik Women in Creating a Sustainable Society
After the Civil War

2:45pm - 4:00pm Plenary/General Session Woman and Economic
Development
                                ADELINE APENA, Nigeria/USA, "Growth of
Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria Since 1986: Responses to Structural
Adjustment and Globalization"
                                CRISTINA DOBROTA, Romania, Meeting the
Challenge of Creating Both Economic and Environmental Development.
                                EVY WARHOLM, Sweden, The Central Committee
of Women's Rights Movements of Gothenburg's Work in Meeting the Challenges
of Women's Unemployment, Low Salary, The Glass-Ceiling, Vulnerability of
Widows and the Elderly, Single Women with Children and Economic Empowering
Strategy for Women to Cooperate as Bank Consumers

4:00pm - 4:30pm Coffee/Tea Break

4:30pm - 5:45pm Plenary/General Session Women in
Business/Entrepreneurship
                                PAT LUNDE, USA will present and coordinate
this session and the workshops. Other names and details to follow.

5:45pm - 6 :30pm Workshops/Breakout Sessions Women and
Business/Entrepreneurship

7:30pm- 9:00pm Gala Dinner

9:00pm - 10:30pm Cultural Presentation

December 9, 1998 "REALIZING ECOLOGICAL HEALTH AND EMPOWERING OUR
HERSTORY- RECLAIMING WOMEN'S LITERARY, SPIRITUAL AND ECOLOGICAL VOICES,
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE"

9:00am-10:00am Registration

10:00am - 6:30pm FILM FESTIVAL ONGOING IN SEPARATE ROOM
GENERAL/PLENARY SESSIONS

10:00am - 11:15am Plenary/General Session Woman in Arts and
Literature
                                DEBRA LUTRELL, Tasmania, Australia, Women
Writers and Their Contribution to the Literary World
                                BARBARA JOHNSON, USA, Strategies for
Gaining Greater Access to Artists Materials.
                                DALIA CYMBALIUK, Lithuania, The Work of
the Vilnius Women
11:15am - 12:30pm Plenary/General Session Goddess
Spirituality
                                Pending confirm KALLI HALVORSON, LYDIA
RUYLE, CRISTINA BIAGGI

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch (On your own)

1:30pm - 2:45pm Plenary/General Session Woman and Ecology
                                CHUNLI DENG, China, "Environmental
Education for Women and Children"
                                SABOHAT ALIMOVA, Tajikistan, Ecological
Education and The Work of "Avrora" Association of Teenagers Ecology Club
                                MIRA BUBNOVA, Tajikistan, "The Role of
Youth in the Protection of Pamir's Natural-Cultural Preserves"
                                Moderator, DENISE HAMMOND, Canada

2:45pm -4:00pm Plenary/General Session Women and Health
                                NATALYA ABDULLAEVA, Uzbekistan, "Women,
Environment and Health in Aral Catastrophe Region"
                                TATYANA PARSHIKOVA, Ukraine, "Effect of
Surfactants on Anomolies of Morphology and Development of Microalgae
Cells" -This issue affects the water quality throughout the world.

4:00pm - 4:30pm Coffee/Tea Break

4:30pm - 6:30pm Workshops On site and Offsite* Site Visits/
Breakout Sessions
                                A) On site Workshops
                                SALAMON ALAPITAVANY, Hungary, A
Communative and Consensual Model for Social Engagement and Community
Renewal, with Particular Regard for Women and Girl-Children in Sex Work.
                                CARA BISSELL, USA, Reiki Workshop
6:30pm-8:00pm Dinner (On your own)

8:00pm 10:30pm Evening Cultural Presentation

December 10, 1998: "LOCAL IS GLOBAL" -- EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES TO
PROMOTE WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS AND WHAT WOMEN VALUE -- ECOLOGICAL
HEALTH/ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY

9:00am - 10:00am Registration

10:00am-4:30pm FILM FESTIVAL IN SEPARATE ROOM
BEGIN GENERAL/PLENARY SESSIONS

10:00am - 11:15am Plenary/General Session Women and Media
                                NATASHA DOKOVSKA, Macedonia, The
Importance of Covering Women, Children and the Environment in the Media
                                MELANIE ORHUNT AND JYOTHI KANICS, USA On
The Global Survival Networks Making of its Documentary, "Bought and Sold"

11:15am - 12:00pm Plenary/General Session Women and
Technology
                                ZILLAH EISENSTEIN, USA, "Feminism's
Challenge to Global Obscenities on the Internet"

12:00pm -1:00pm Lunch (On your Own)

1:00pm -2:45pm Plenary/General Session Women and Violence
                                CHRIS GRUSSENDORF, USA, Providing Courage
and Support to Survivors of Prostitution
                                DR. JULIETTE ENGEL, USA, "Anti-trafficking
Work in Russia"
                                HELEN BROWN "Tourist Abuse and Trafficking
in Nepal"
                                TATYANA SHORNIKOVA AND T. ALTINOVA,
Russia, "Syostri"Working to Stop Violence Against Women
                                Pending Confirm- ELISABETH SALVARESI,
France
                                

2:45pm - 4:00pm Plenary/General Session Women and Human Rights
                                BETTY AMONGI ONGOM, Uganda, "Women and
Human Rights Promotion and Protection in Uganda: Challenges and
Opportunities"
                                Pending Confirm - - NATHALIE BOUDJERADA,
France

(Pending confirm -Opportunities for Workshops/Breakout Sessions on day 3
from 10:00am - 4:00pm)

4:00pm - 4:30pm Coffee/Tea Break

4:30pm -6:00pm Closing Speech by exiled founder of the
Russian women's movement and global women's and ecological leader Tatyana
Mamonova and Closing Remarks and Ceremony

6:30pm Dinner (On your own)

7:30pm-10:30pm Women's Dance

  

        


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