jueves, 31 de marzo de 2011

Events and Updates from IMOW

                International Museum of Women
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Exhibition Celebration for Young Women Speaking the EconomyVolunteer or Intern with IMOWWelcome our Newest Board Member, Jessica JackleyAll the Latest on Her BlueprintElizabeth Colton Global Impact FundAttend the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival

Exhibition Celebration for Young Women Speaking the Economy

Hear from International Participants and Guest Speaker Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng
Visit Young Women Speaking the Economy and meet 44 young women from 4 universities, who are collaborating with 4 museums on 4 continents to createYoung Women Speaking the Economy!  Check out the project page to learn more and meet the participants—young women between the ages of 18 to 25 fromDenmarkthe Philippines, the Sudan and the U.S.
If you’re in the Bay Area, join IMOW for the exhibition launch event on April 21 at Mills College in Oakland, California! At this special exhibition celebration, we will highlight some of their work, hear from participants from each country, and hear from special guest speaker, author and US President Barack Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng!
Future events for Young Women Speaking the Economy will be held in the Philippines, Denmark, and the Sudan. More information will be available soon atwww.imow.org!
Event details: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm, Mills College, Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, Music Building, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613. Free parking is available on campus. This event is free and open to the public, butplease RSVP to rsvp-vpo@mills.edu to secure a seat. Refreshments will be served. Program followed by reception and book signing with Maya Soetoro-Ng.

Volunteer or Intern with IMOW!


The International Museum of Women is currently seeking dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to work either remotely or in our San Francisco office.  Internship credit is also available.
San Francisco: Programs & Exhibitions Volunteer
Join IMOW and assist with planning and research for forthcoming programs and events, as well as our new online exhibition property about global motherhood and maternal health.  Learn more about the role here>>
REMOTE: Online Community Ambassador
Help facilitate a thriving online community at www.imow.org and spread the word about IMOW’s latest events and exhibitions by taking on the role of Online Community Ambassador. Learn more about the role here>>

Welcome to our Newest Board Member, Jessica Jackley!


Please join us in welcoming our newest member of the International Museum of Women board of directors, Jessica Jackley! Jessica is cofounder and CEO ofProFounder, a platform providing new ways for small business entrepreneurs in the U.S. to access start-up capital through crowdfunding and community involvement. Prior to ProFounder, Jessica was a Cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer of Kiva, the world's first p2p microlending website. Since its founding in October 2005, Kiva has facilitated nearly $200M in loans among individuals across 208 countries. Jessica holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with Certificates in Global Management and Public Management, and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Bucknell University.
Listen to a podcast interview with Jessica Jackley about her experience founding Kiva, from an IMOW Speaker Series event.
We are thrilled to welcome Jessica to the IMOW board! Thank you for joining us, Jessica!

All the Latest on Her Blueprint

Please Welcome our Newest Contributor, Simba Russeau!

Read IMOW’s blog Her Blueprint to get the latest commentary and ideas from our contributors! Please help us welcome our latest contributor Simba Russeau. Simba is a multimedia storyteller living in the Middle East/North Africa. She has worked as a photographer, radio correspondent, and writer in countries that include East Timor, South Korea, Philippines, Haiti, Japan, the US, Lebanon and Dubai. She has conducted several workshops with street kids, ex-prisoners, children of migrant workers and refugees on the use of photography and interviewing as a tool for selp-empowerment and as a means of dealing with racism, poverty, prejudice, and war.
So far in her stint at Her Blueprint, Simba has contributed compelling pieces about womens’ roles in the Egyptian revolution (and their treatment afterwards) and migrant women domestic workers from Sri Lanka.
We are thrilled to have Simba on board! Welcome, Simba!

Help IMOW Make a Global Impact

Support the Elizabeth Colton Global Impact Fund

In honor of our founding board chair, please consider making a donation to theElizabeth Colton Global Impact Fund as a way to honor Elizabeth’s incredible legacy of generosity, innovation and leadership.
The Elizabeth Colton Global Impact Fund will fuel IMOW’s growth through global initiatives including:
  • Global Curators working on the ground to source women’s art, stories and social change ideas
  • International events, installations and “pop up” museums
  • Multi-lingual online exhibition content
  • Creative campaigns on issues of international women’s human rights
Help us honor Elizabeth’s enduring support and nurture her legacy through the Elizabeth Colton Global Impact Fund. Thank you for joining us in celebrating Elizabeth’s work with IMOW! Learn more and donate to the fund today>>
Elizabeth Colton with her daughter
Ashley Hongisto in Albania in 2009

Attend the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival


Join IMOW and the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival for a special screening of the film Atomic Mom on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Roxie Theater. Atomic Mom is a documentary about two women, both mothers, who have very different experiences of the atom bomb. After decades of silence, a daughter's quest for truth leads to the exchange of an olive branch between an American Scientist and a Hiroshima Survivor.
Ticket prices are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, but IMOW supporters are eligible for discounted $5 tickets if purchased advanced online (while supplies last). To receive the discount, add tickets to your cast and then select “promo code” in the drop down menu.
The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival runs from April 6-10. For a full schedule of screenings and to learn more about the festival, click here.



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