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This blog is a day-to-day update of what is going on in Mu Tau Mu. Eventually we'll move the older journal entries from our livejournal space but for now to read the archives (entries prior to May 19, 2005), head over to http://www.livejournal.com/users/amzmtm/.
Things you'll hear about here include notification that new photos or other items are posted on our private website (more about the site is here), more detail on our activities than you see in our month-by-month history blog, news from Case, news from the collegiate chapter, news from Alpha Chi Omega at large, and occasionally fun new ideas on their way to implementation. Links to the private site will take you directly to the item mentioned.
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Entries in international women's day (2)
Some fun ideas for celebrating International Women's Day (that also celebrate Alpha Chi Omega Ritual Celebration Week too!):
- call, text or email a woman who has made a difference in your life... like an AXO sister.
- watch Saving Face tonight on HBO at 8:30pm ET. This film spotlights women in Pakistan who've faced one of the worst kinds of domestic violence - acid attacks - and the work they've done to heal and change the laws in their country. See attached flier and http://savingfacefilm.com
- write your members of Congress and ask them to reauthorize VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act) - visit http://4vawa.org/ to learn more and take action.
- Like the National Women's History Museum on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Womens-History-Museum/19072122251?ref=ts and enjoy their daily Women's History Month trivia questions.
Here's a holiday that the Real. Strong. Women at Alpha Chi Omega are excited to be a part of:
"International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday. The first IWD was run in 1911. Next year is IWD Global Centenary 1911-2011."
Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All is the theme for 2010.
The United Nations plays a major role in today's celebration and it is great to see them focusing on the elimination of violence against women:
“The “UNiTE to End Violence against Women” campaign that I launched last year is galvanizing action across the United Nations system. It calls for all countries to put in place, by the year 2015, strong laws, multi-sectoral action plans, preventive measures, data collection, and systematic efforts to address sexual violence in conflict situations. I invite Governments, organizations and individuals to join us in this Campaign. I have also just launched a Network of Men Leaders to strengthen our advocacy.”
We hope today you'll take a few minutes to learn more about International Women's Day and see how it's being celebrated around the world. Check out http://www.internationalwomensday.com/media/ and http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/women/ or follow along with the live blog at http://live.reuters.com/Event/International_Womens_Day_2010_2
Great article from today's NYT: 3 Proven Steps That Can Advance the World's Women: http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/08/three-proven-steps-to-advance-the-worlds-women-on-international-womens-day/