See what the Office on Women’s Health has been doing for the last thirty years, including reports of the Public Health Service Task Force. How far have we come? What areas are most in need of improvement?
If you disappeared, would anyone miss you?
Nobody noticed when Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, surrounded by Christmas presents she had been wrapping, and with the TV still on. Newspaper reports offered few details of her life– not even a photograph.Interweaving interviews with imagined scenes from Joyce’s life, Dreams of a Life is an imaginative, powerful, multilayered quest, and is not only a portrait of Joyce but a portrait of London in the eighties—the City, music, and race. It is a film about urban lives, contemporary life, and how, like Joyce, we are all different things to different people. It is about how little we may ever know each other, but nevertheless, how much we can love.
DREAMS OF A LIFE
95 minutes | United Kingdom/Ireland | Director Carol Morley
Sunday, July 20, 2014
12 noon – 2:30 pm (Doors open at 12 noon)
The New Parkway Theater
474 – 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Sisterhood Agenda focuses on the unique issues facing women and girls.
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The future of women’s empowerment worldwide lies in the hands of today’s students.
The Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship (AAGS) is designed to engage young people in pressing women’s issues and to connect students who are interested in the global advancement of women with thought leaders in impactful roles. Discover has partnered with Womenetics to encourage future leaders to think critically about the business issues affecting women today by offering $15,000 in scholarship funds and an expense-paid trip to participate in the Global Women’s Initiative conference in Chicago on Nov. 12.
The 2014 Global Women’s Initiative will convene international thought leaders to explore Women as the Competitive Advantage: Redefining a Workplace that Works for Women and Men. The conference includes a keynote presentation along with multiple panel discussions that pertain to the overall theme. We will explore how women (particularly younger women) are defining – as well as identifying, directing, challenging and shaping – the most important issues, opportunities and moments at this point in time. How are women shaping not only history, but embracing risks, innovating solutions and creating a paradigm-shifting “herstory” in the process?
Deadline for entries: July 25, 2014
Pimping, or sex trafficking, is a multi-billion dollar industry: Some say $64 billion worldwide and approximately $10 billion inside America. But at this moment, somewhere in your community, perhaps near your home, a predator is likely working to make $150,000 to $300,000 a year by selling the bodies of teenage girls. Black girls are particularly vulnerable.
The average pimp has four to six girls, according to statistics from the U.S. Justice Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Girls are raped, beaten, branded, indoctrinated, and sold day in and day out in a lucrative sex trade.
Survivors and advocates want the horror clearly identified as sex trafficking and not prostitution, especially when it comes to minors.
“Child prostitution and Johns are two words that should not exist when addressing child sex trafficking because a child cannot commit to commercial sex according to state and federal law,” said Lt. Andre Dawson, officer-in-charge of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Human Trafficking Division, which is responsible for getting pimps off the streets.
Lt. Dawson said society needs a major shift: Children involved aren’t criminals, they’re victims. The buyers aren’t Johns, or sex purchasers, they’re rapists, he said.
Attorney Sanders Gordon: “Young ladies are being grabbed off bus stops and forced into prostitution … and it’s happening in our own back yard. This is not something that’s happening somewhere else. It’s happening right in our own back yard,” she stressed.
Reported by The Black Star Project
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