11. Nov. 17 (3rd Fri) - Program on Women's Issues

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November 2016 - Legacy of Women in the 2016 Election

Program Synopsis:
 

Each November we present a program on women's issues. This year the topic is 'Legacy of Women in the 2016 Election'. The program will include short clips from election coverage and a panel discussion with the following panelists:
Ce-Ce Gerlach, Vice President, Board of Directors, Allentown School District
Megan E. Diskin Monahan, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Cedar Crest College

Sharon A. Brown, Faculty Associate, Women's Center, East Stroudsburg University

Program:
Video clips from election coverage
Panel Discussion with Ce-Ce Gerlach, Megan E. Diskin Monahan, and Sharon A. Brown


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Stay Informed and Get Involved:
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November 2015 - A Path Appears


Program Synopsis:
This 3 part PBS special will take viewers on a journey across the country, and across the globe, to drive home the universality of gender inequality and the roots of vulnerability.
From the team behind Half the Sky, A Path Appears will lead viewers to a deeper understanding of these critical issues and the proven methods of bringing about change.


Film Website: - HERE

Film Trailer: - HERE!

PBS Independent Lens Website on 'A Path Appears' - HERE

Film Discussion Guide:  - HERE!


Program:
* Welcome and Introductions
* Comment on Paris Attack and our response! - HERE!
* Program - HERE!
* Gender equality quotes and images - HERE, HERE, and HERE!

* Think EQUAL - HERE! (1)
* Gender Equality Across the World - HERE! (3)
* World Economic Forum Report on Gender Inequality - HERE! (4)
* Comments from Malala Yousafzai -  HERE! (2)
* A Path Appears - Part 2 (19:12, 46:34, 1:23+)
* Panel discussion of gender equality and women's issues. 


Related Videos:

* Discussion of book A Path Appears with Nicholas Kristof - HERE! (62)
* A Path Appears: Part 1 - HERE! (76)
* A Path Appears: Part 2 - HERE! (76)
* A Path Appears: Part 3 - HERE! (76)
* More on Malala Yousafzai - HEREHERE, HERE, and HERE!
* Justice Ginsburg on women's rights - HERE! (39)
* Film Resources - Organizations - HERE!


Ideas to Stay Informed, Get Involved, and Take Action on this issue!

Stay Informed: Articles and Books
* Article - Gifts with Meaning - HERE!
* Article - The Wisdom of Kristof's and WuDunn's 'A Path Appears' - HERE!
* Article - Justice Ginsberg wants equal dignity - HERE!

* Book - A Path Appears: Transforming Lives and Creating Opportunity - HERE!
* How does your state do on gender equality? - HERE!


Get Involved: Websites for groups that are active on this issue!
* Bucks County Women's Advocacy Coalition - HERE!
* Bethlehem YWCA - HERE!
* American Association of University Women - HERE!
* Allentown - HERE, Bethlehem - HERE, Easton - HERE!
* National Organization For Women - HERE!

* National Partnership for Women and Families - HERE!
* US Department of State - Office of Global Women's Issues - HERE!

* Polaris Project - HERE! and ECPAT International - HERE! and The SAGE Project - HERE!
* 20 Women's Organization You Need to Know - HERE!





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November 2014 - Gender Equality 

Program Synopsis:
This month our topic is 'Gender Equality and Reproductive Justice.' We will be using parts the 2013 PBS show 'Makers: Women Who Make America.'

Program Videos:
Think EQUAL for Women and Girls - HERE! (1)
PBS Makers Trailer - HERE! (4)
Miss Representation: Women and Media Images - HERE! (9)

World Economic Forum Report on Gender Inequality - HERE! (4)
Gender Equality Across the World - HERE! (3)
PBS Makers Part 3 'Charting A New Course" - HERE! (57)

Related Videos:
* 2014 PBS Makers 6 Part Series Preview and Videos - HERE!
* PBS Makers Series 1: Awakening - Birth of the modern Women's Movement - HERE! (57)

* PBS Makers Series 2: Changing the World - HERE! (55)
* PBS Makers Series 3: Charting a New Course - HERE! (56)
* PBS Independent Lens Series: A Path Appears will air in early 2015 - HERE!
* Miss Representation Video - HERE!

* Half the Sky Trailer - HERE!
* Archie Bunker on Equal Pay - HERE!
* Elizabeth Warren on Equal Pay - HERE!

* Women's Rights: A Century in Review - HERE! (26)
* Women's Rights Current Global Issues - HERE! (4)
* Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood, reacts to Supreme Court 

      Birth Control Ruling on Democracy Now - HERE! (13)
* Upworthy Video 'Women should' - HERE! (2)
* Upworthy Video 'Female Stereotypes in Commercials to Males' - HERE! (2)
* Discussion of Supreme Court on Women's Issue - HERE! (39)


Ideas to Stay Informed, Get Involved, and Take Action on this issue!

Stay Informed: Articles and Books!

* Article - Why Gender Equality Stalled - HERE!
* Article - Gender Inequality in the US - HERE!
* Article - Issues Facing Women and Their Impact on Women's Lives - HERE!

* Article - Why are Op-Eds Still Mostly Written by Men? - HERE!
* Articles - Women's Health Issues - HERE!
* Article - Breaking the Habits of Machismo - HERE!
* Article - The Path We Refuse: Review of book 'A Path Appears' - HERE!

* Book - Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World 
      by K. Gillibrand (2014) - HERE!
* Book - When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women 
     from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins (2009) - HERE for interview with author.
* Book - A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities 

      by Nickolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2014) Click HERE for interview.

Get Involved: Websites of groups that are active on this issue!

* Bucks County Women's Advocacy Coalition - HERE!
* Bethlehem YWCA - HERE!
* National Organization For Women - HERE!

* National Partnership for Women and Families - HERE!
* US Department of State - Office of Global Women's Issues - HERE!

* Half the Sky Movement - HERE!
* UUPLAN Reproductive Justice Issue Team - HERE!
* US National Committee (USNC) for UN Women - HERE!

* World Vision Gender page - HERE!
* Women's eNews - HERE!
* Jacobs Institute of Women's Health - HERE!
* National Women's History Museum - HERE!

* List of 20 Women's Organizations - HERE!

Take Action: 3 Things You Can Do Now!

1. Go to the NOW Issue/Action page HERE and add your support for the actions they list!
2. Support Paid Family Leave - HERE!
3. Go to the Buy For Good Action page HERE and use your money to support women and girls worldwide.


Take Action: Legislation and Petitions You Can Support or Oppose!

1. Click HERE to tell your representative you support the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act (H.R. 5024) dedicated to providing benefits to those who take time out of the workforce to care for loved ones.
2. Click HERE to tell President Obama to protect access to birth control for employees of federal contractors.  

Take Action: Monthly 'Fix Our Democracy Now' Ideas!
Reforming our voting and election procedures are very important but few people talk about what changes should occur. Click HERE for a list of ideas that make up a 'Voter Bill of Rights.'
Please make these reforms a part of our everyday discussions.