[Vision2020] A couple of events at WSU Friday and Saturday

deb debismith at moscow.com
Thu Sep 6 22:45:28 PDT 2007

Thanks, Carl, for mentioning the YWCA of WSU. We have been addressing 
political, racial, and women's issues since 1895. Mostly, folks know what we 
do but don't know WE DO IT. We have been sponsoring racial justice programs 
since the 1940's, gender equity issues since the 1920's, and economic 
empowerment since the 1960's. Somehow, however, folks still think we are the 
YMCA----they do swimming pools, we do social justice. Sadly most folks still 
confuse us with one another (the Village People need their song slapped 
down!!!). I guess it's because we are the Y  WOMEN  CA. We are not a 
Christian group in this day and age, we are YOUNG, and we are pretty quiet 
about our domestic violence prevention and intervention, our community 
diversity programs, our homeless shelters, our students for choice programs, 
and our national/international network. Women get the jobs done, but don't 
often ask for recognition. It's nice when someone names us correctly.....
Debi R-S
Board Member
 YWCA of WSU    Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carl Westberg" <carlwestberg846 at hotmail.com>
To: <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 12:19 PM
Subject: [Vision2020] A couple of events at WSU Friday and Saturday

> There will be a free to the public presentation entitled "Muslim Women: 
> the
> Challenge of Islamic Identity Today", this Friday, Sept. 7th at the WSU
> Center for Undergraduate Education, room 419, from 5-6:45 p.m.  The 
> speaker
> is Edina Lekovic, communication director of the Muslim Public Affairs
> Council, a national organization in Los Angeles.  There will be a panel
> discussion on "Cross-Cultural Women's Issues" featuring Edina Lekovic, 
> Rev.
> Kayle Rice, Dr. Gail Stearn, and Nahid Khan.  Ms. Lekovic will also give a
> presentation on "Women in Islam" at the Unitarian-Universalist Church this
> Sunday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.  On Saturday, Sept. 8th, there 
> will
> be a free lecture by Islamic scholar Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi titled "Building
> Bridges Across Faiths and Cultures" at 8:00 p.m. at the Schweitzer Event
> Center, 1825 Schweitzer Drive in Pullman.  Both events are part of the
> community celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Pullman Islamic 
> Center,
> and is also sponsored in part by the YWCA.
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