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Dining For Women Conference

Dining For Women

Knowledge is Power Conference May 4-5

US Institute of Peace, Washington DC

Over 300 chapter members, leaders, grantees, staff, and volunteers gathered in Washington to celebrate DFW’s 15th Anniversary and help plan the future. The energy, sharing, laughter, and learning could not be beaten! Safe to say we all wanted the weekend to continue – how many conferences can you say that about?

See more on DFW’s Facebook and website and, if you’re not a member already – find a Chapter near you and join now!

As one wonderful grantee said at the beginning of her panel remarks, “I didn’t realize it before I came, but this feels like a secret society. You can say anything and everyone just helps you!”

Reading October 19


I’ll be reading tonight at 63rd Street!

See details below.

Join us for FREE Readings of new and developing works of fiction, non-fiction and memoir by the talented students in the Writer’s Voice Community.


  • Helen Mandlin
  • Laurie Harriton
  • Del Goldsmith
  • Meg Kaizu
  • Jerry Palubniak
  • Courtney Donner
  • Leona Marsh
  • Eve Blackwater
  • Scott Osborne


For more information, contact:
Amanda Selwyn, Director of Community Arts | 212-912-2635

Cities for CEDAW: Sarasota

CEDAW banner

Cities for CEDAW Officially Launched in Sarasota!

Quick quiz:

– do you think men and women should have equal rights in America?

– do you think women should have equal access to job opportunities?

– do you think men and women should earn the same salary for doing the same job?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, sounds like you support CEDAW! Which means you too can help make Sarasota – or New York, or your city – a CEDAW city!

CEDAW is the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. It’s been around since 1979 but is not in force in the USA. A nationwide grassroots effort to have cities pass CEDAW ordinances is now underway. Action has already been taking in San Francisco, Miami-Dade County, Los Angeles, and Louisville.  Now cities all over the USA are taking it up. Here on the Gulf Coast, Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, and Northport are all actively considering or acting on CEDAW initiatives. Sarasota should get on board!

For more information and to sign-up see the UN/Women-USNC Gulf Coast Chapter page here. No funds required – just lend your name so we can show that Sarasota should be a gender-equitable city.