International Women's Day, March 8, has been traditionally been celebrated in Ames with a gathering for more than 10 years. This year the event, "International Women's Day: Make It Happen," was held at the Public Librabry and was sponsored by India Cultural Association, the Iowa Resource for International Service, Friends of International Women, YWCA ISU-Ames, the Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support (ACCESS), Wheatsfield Co-op, Worldly Goods and Ames Public Library. Organizers from these groups joined us to describe the results of discussion groups held at the event, including Kim Hope, Andrea Gronau, Andrea Mallarino, Juri Bhattacharyya.
Ed Fallon explains why he is marching across Iowa along the proposed route of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. He will be giving a presentation on this in Ames on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 PM in the Ames Public Library Danfoss Room.
Clara Oleson of West Branch describes her upcoming art exhibition at the Gallery in the Round at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship : "Doilie World and Other Works" and invites our listeners to the artist's reception on Sunday, March 15 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.
We hear a clip of Kindergarteners reading at Kate Mitchell School in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, as part of National Read Across America Day with a few words from their teacher Charlyn Mason.
Hosts: Ursula Ruedenberg and Susan Franzen
Online Information Sources:
ACCESS crisis Line: (515) 292.5378 or (800) 203-3488
- Iowa Resource for International Service
- Barbara Gwiasda of Friends of International Women
- Worldly Goods
- YWCA ISU-Ames
- Wheatsfield Co-op
- India Cultural Association
- Ames Public Library
- Ed Fallon on FaceBook
- Ed Fallon Forum
- Gallery in the Round
- Clara Oleson on FaceBook
Originally broadcast 03/09/2015
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