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Poetry Friday: Edwidge Danticat Voices Haiti, Always

By Women's Voices For Change
As we all shudder through news of the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, pausing to send money though text messages on our cell phones to well-established NGOs such as the Red Cross or Partners in Health, we’ve also been hearing from the literary voices that for many of us first brought Haiti alive, such as MacArthur “genius grant” winner…
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Arts & Culture · Books

New & Notable: Family Dramas

By Women's Voices For Change
We’re always on the lookout for books that strike a chord with our readers. This week in New & Notable we focus on the “family dramas”—a young girl's disappearance unearths a community's secrets; a widow rediscovers passion in the tangled lives of her neighbors; and a family comes together to rescue an overeating matriarch.
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Film & Television · News

International Women’s Day: ‘One Girl with Courage Is a Revolution’

By Women's Voices For Change
Here’s some bracing—in fact, thrilling—news from the nonprofit 10 x 10 Fund for Girls’ Education, producer of the new documentary "Girl Rising." The film follows nine fiercely brave girls from nine countries—India, Nepal, Egypt, Peru, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. Despite staggering cultural and financial odds, these girls are insisting on getting an education—their only hope for a livable income and respect.
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Books

WVFC Holiday Gift List, Anniversary Edition

By Women's Voices For Change
Last year, we were thrilled to inaugurate our annual celebration of WVFC writers, which compiled all the books and authors we’d covered into an easy-to-use holiday shopping list— one for poetry and one for prose. This year, we’re doing the same. Some of the authors, like Gail Sheehy and Dominique Browning, we’ve gotten to know well in interviews and commentaries;…
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“The Nine” Results

By Carol Muske-Dukes
We had many worthy nominations, from Barbara Boxer to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Poet Carol Muske-Dukes now presents a truly diverse and capable team. (Now how to give them the authority they deserve?)
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Books · Fitness · Health

News Mix: Celebrate Jane Addams Day; Women in the Literary Limelight; The Story on Greenstone Media; Knit a Condom Amulet Launches; Female Coaches in Women’s Sports on Decline

By Womens Voices for Change
Today marks the celebration of the first Jane Addams Day — Illinois’ first statewide holiday honoring a woman. The first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Addams co-founded the social settlement Hull-House in Chicago in 1889. She went on to campaign for suffrage and supported the founding of the NAACP and the ACLU. Visit the Jane Addams Hull-House…
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