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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:44 am 
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International Woman's Day Event ~ March 8th, Wednesday
hosted by Hummingbird (HB)
13:00 ki to 20:00 ki an all day event
In the City Plaza

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will stream music from 13:00 ki to17:00 ki http://www.urutunes.com > Radio Free D'ni buttom

Joker will take over at 17:00 ki to 20:00 Ki http://www.urutunes.com > Joker button

That is a 7 hour play list with various women artists !

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Please join us in the cavern for International Woman's Day on Wednesday, March 8th, at 1300 KI. Alan will be streaming music from female musicians from around the world for your listening & dancing pleasure. During that time, your hostesses will be providing small factual snippets of information of some worldwide famous (and some not so famous) women. Explorers are welcome to comment on their female hero from any country or time in history. Come and join us in celebrating Womanhood during MOULa's IWD celebration!

Various ladies will chat all day long while the music plays, on women and and thier accomplisments.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:07 pm 
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I would say we had a very successful event - up to 43 listeners to the Radio Free D'ni segment (13-17 KI) and lots of folks on the plaza. Misty and crew did a great job keeping us informed of the significance of the day and of facts about some significant women too, and Ghaelen contributed a voice piece as well. I'm going to see if we can get the transcripts published, minus the chat interruptions, or perhaps the original notes from which the pieces were taken.

Playlist for the Radio Free D'ni segment of the International Women's Day event is now up on the Radio Free D'ni website

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Thanks for organizing this event! I'm sorry I wasn't able to join you to talk in person, so thanks also for allowing me to record this little section from one of my lectures on Modern European History. Here is the transcript:

"Shorah Everyone. This is Ghaelen D'Lareh, and I am going to talk to you today about Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. Mary Wollstonecraft was an enlightenment woman in England whose work at a publishing house had afforded her the company of Thomas Paine, William Blake and other writers. Her book, called A Vindication of the Rights of Women, was written in reaction to the criticisms of William Burke (and other conservatives) on the French Revolution. The efforts of French women in the revolution had not been lost on women around Western Europe. Wollstonecraft - and other progressive women - were tired of hearing the same old rational for continued oppression of half of Europe's population. She herself had grown up in a patriarchal family, and her father was not only domineering but abusive in his demands for control. Rather than become the passive, long-suffering daughter as so many women were wont to do (especially because of the helplessness they felt), Wollstonecraft left home and took up a life of outspoken radicalism against what she considered to be tyranny. It was her firm opinion that women's keen minds were wasted in nonsensical domestic servitude, that it was rubbish that their only value was in a pleasant appearance or a soothing voice, and that it was a feeble argument that a woman's education need only include the proper care of children, appropriate attire that pleased men, and a well-laid dinner table. She felt passionately that education was the key to the greater participation of all citizens in a body politic, and that women deserved the same legal, political, and educational rights as men.

Her first book, A Vindication of the Rights of Women is a response to William Burke in regard to the French Revolution in general. (Burke was a wealthy conservative who felt the few should continue to rule the many, because the latter had neither the experience nor the intelligence to rule themselves). Another book brings the rights of women firmly into the picture. The third book, A Vindication of the Rights of Men is a more thoughtful, slow paced book. Having had some time to analyze the revolution, the cause of it, and to consider continued societal problems, she gives even more solutions to the issues she sees in her time.

Some twenty years later her daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, would demonstrate the success of a good education with her keen mind and her perceptiveness. She would write her own work in 1818 called Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. Her work was written during the Romantic Era, and after Industrialization had been firmly established. In art as well as in literature,
Romantic artists and writers merged emotions, particularly fear and horror, with an abhorrence of the mechanization of everything around them. They depict the human soul searching for something it cannot find in the hard cold walls of industrialization. The romantics melded these high emotions with what they saw as the mechanization even of human beings, a meld best represented in Mary Shelly's work. In her novel Shelly revives the supernatural of the Gothic era and takes it to new, hideous heights that illustrate the extremes to which mechanization seemed to be heading. The monster is not the wretch that is pieced together as in a factory, but the intellect that would mechanize him - the one who would dehumanize another so much so as to take him apart and piece him back together.

So we see here, as a mother and daughter, the achievements of women allowed to be well educated - in the best way possible. They were together, two of the most influential women in the area of philosophy and literature - they changed the way we see the relationship between the oppression of women (or the freeing of women) and the devaluing (or valuing) of human-ness as a whole."

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:31 pm 
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ghaelen Thank you much for adding this ! I saw it a bit late, but it was broadcasted by both DJ's at two different times :) I'm glad you put it here also so it could be read by all those who missed the event.
A very nice contribution to the many women in our history ! And Hummingbird did a great job posting text about so many great women!
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Here is the introduction that Misty/HB and her crew posted in cavern chat during the event. There were also some biographical facts about several significant women that were posted in chat later, but they may need to be recovered from a chat log, as they were lost in posting.
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March 8th signifies a day for women that is celebrated around the world.

This widely celebrated day had humble beginnings in the start of this century in America and then in Europe. This time in history sparked the beginnings of change in the industrialized world, along with a significant increase in population. People began questioning and in fact demanding reform.

In 1908, over 15,000 women marched united through the New York City streets demanding shorter working days, increased pay checks and the ability to cast a vote in the elections.

Through out the next few decades, women united in different countries around the world. In Russia during the first world war, women started a strike for “bread and peace” to protest the killing of 2 million of their men. Under such intense pressure the Czar finally relented and allowed women the right to vote in that country.

In December 1977, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution announcing March 8th to be a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.

Annually since then, literally thousands of celebrations are staged all over the world to celebrate and motivate women to share their successes.

From huge events to local gatherings, its marks a day where women are honored for their achievements and this day provides an opportunity to reflect back on some of atrocities women have suffered. But more importantly it is a time to really focus on changes that have been made for the positive.

In developing countries literacy has been on the rise, education and communication has been critical in ensuring women understand their rights and provide protection against violence and discrimination.

The United Nations' theme for International Women's Day in 2017 is " Be Bold For Change”


Take this day for yourself and for all women around the world. Do something to celebrate and honor those who have trodden the path before us and to secure a better future for our girls. Check out local listings in your area for events you can join or participate in. Gift the gift of time or love to a kindred spirit and know you deserve this day and live it to your fullest.

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