Conference: NOW Young Feminist Northeast Feb.27 - Mar.1

Austin S. Lin (
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 16:33:52 -0500 (EST)

Join young feminists of all ages from across the Northeast in Boston,
MA, February 27 through March 1 for "The Power of Our Voices," a
conference about young women's and girls' rights and futures. Starting
Friday night with a young feminist open-mike/cabaret with special guest,
National Slam Poetess Patricia Smith, continuing Saturday and Sunday
with skillsbuilding workshops developed and facilitated by young
feminists, and featuring general sessions with words from women who have
gone before us, such as NOW's Patricia Ireland, WNBA player Lynette
Woodard, feminist Federal Judge Nancy Gertner, and Pulitzer-prize
winning columnist Eileen McNamara, as well as from young activists, this
conference promises to be exciting. For more information, contact the
Northeast Young Feminist Organizing Committee at (617)232-1017 or

More information and printable registration form available at
(reproduced below in plain text):

- Austin S. Lin
Boston NOW


_The Power of Our Voices:

A Northeast Young Feminist Summit

__a conference sponsored by the Northeast Region of

the National Organization for Women (NOW)

February 27 - March 1, 1998

__Royal Sonesta Hotel/Boston




_Join us young women and men from New York City to Portland, Maine and
from small towns in Vermont to sea-side communities in Rhode Island to
talk about womens rights, girls and young womens futures. Join in
conversations about our diverse experiences, the barriers we face and
changes we hope to create. Be part of crafting our agendas for womens
and girls rights. Be there.


_Starting Friday evening with a cabaret featuring acoustic music, slam
poetry, and comedy as well as an open mike, continuing Saturday
through Sunday afternoon, the conference will provide forums to speak
out and actions to join. It will include workshops about the issues
facing us and the skills we need to address them, and sessions where
we will hear from young women who are out there making a difference
and women who have led the way from NOWs National President Patricia
Ireland to WNBA basketball players, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists
and elected officials.


We want you to be there. And we want you to spread the word. Bring a
friend. Bring a delegation from your community. If you can get
involved in organizing for the Summit, call your local NOW office,
Greater Boston NOW at 617/232-1017 or e-mail us at

_YES, I want to be part of the Summit!


_Send this form to: Greater Boston NOW, 214 Harvard Ave., Boston, MA

Enclosed please find:

Name: _____________________________________

Address: __________________________________

City State Zip: ___________________________

Phone (day/evening): ______________________

e-mail: ___________________________________

______ $ 25 Conference registration (more if you can, and sliding
scale for NOW members)

______ $ 40 Conference registration and 1 year NOW membership

I am paying by: check or credit card (circle one)

Card number: ______________________________ Exp. date (MM/YY): _____

_For hotel reservations,_ call the Royal Sonesta Hotel/Boston directly
at 617/491-3600. Special NOW rates are: $ 108 per room (single, double
or quad) for the first fifty rooms to be reserved, $ 115 after that.
_This rate is guaranteed to January 30, 1998. _For affordable housing
options, call Greater Boston NOW at 617/232-1017 or e-mail at

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