Washtenaw NOW News #9

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Edition 10, 9/20/15

Dear Feminist Friends and Allies,

Wednesday September 23rd at 7 PM will be our regular meeting, and will feature the movie “Miss Representation” and popcorn with real butter!  This documentary, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival,  explores how the media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions by depicting women in limited and often disparaging ways. (Wikipedia)  Watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ap2xnMcvpw   The meeting will be held in the Ypsilanti Historical Museum Archives at 220 North Huron Street between Washtenaw and Emmett.  The entrance to the Archives is to the left of the museum’s front door, and will be marked with signage.  You may park in the museum lot on the right of the building.  There is also overflow parking available across the street at the First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti lot, if the museum lot is full.

It has just been brought to my attention that not everyone who has given me their email address is actually receiving Washtenaw NOW notices!  This was evidently due to the fact that the size of our NOW email list had grown to exceed the ability of my computer to send emails to everyone at once.  This technical problem has now been resolved, and my apologies to anyone who signed up for notifications of upcoming events and has not been receiving them!  If you go to our website at www.nowwashco.org you will find that all of our previous newsletters are archived there.

Our Chapter’s booth at EMU’s Feminist Fest was very popular.  Thanks to Jane Stiegel and Anna Vockel for volunteering to staff it!  We sold our  “I AM WOMAN, WATCH ME VOTE”   T-shirts, cool feminist buttons and bumper stickers.  We also got another 60+ postcards signed as part of our Eden Foods educational initiative.

Those of us who took advantage of the free passes really enjoyed the screening of the powerful new Carrie Mulligan / Meryl Streep film “SUFFRAGETTE” at the Michigan Theater!  If you missed it, watch for the official opening of the film in local theaters in October or November.  It was unbelievable to see how bad women’s lives were 100 years ago in England, and amazing to see the way in which  getting the vote paved the way for a lot of other changes for the better.

We now have 25 free passes to the screening of the new documentary “HE NAMED ME MALALA!”  This movie will be shown at the Michigan Theater at 7 PM on Wednesday September 30th.  We all have read the story of the brave girl who was shot in the head because she wanted to go to school.  She survived and has become the voice of young girls all over the world.  See the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ghiYve6k68  Each pass will admit two people.  Let me know if you wish to have a pass.  They will be given out first come, first served until they are gone.   You must have a pass to get in, and having a pass does not guarantee you a seat, so arrive a little early.  If you are coming to our Wednesday event, I will have passes there.

See you soon!

Cheryl Farmer MD, President

Washtenaw NOW