Call For Women's Solidarity
â€œWe are calling for solidarity among the nationâ€™s strongest driving force â€“ the life blood of this nation and the entire world â€“ our women.
In the early nineteenth century, women were considered second-class citizens whose existence was limited to the interior life of the home and care of the children. Women were considered sub-sets of their husbands, and after marriage they did not have the right to own property, maintain their own wages, or sign a contract, much less vote. It was expected that women be obedient wives, never to hold a thought or opinion independent of their husbands. It was considered improper for women to travel alone or to speak in public.
Entertaining the farce that intense physical or intellectual activity would be injurious to the delicate female biology and reproductive system, women were directed to refrain from pursuing any serious education. Yet, many women were physically and emotionally abused by their husbands and such crimes often went unpunished by the law. Silently perched in their birdcages, women were considered merely objects of beauty, and were looked upon as intellectually and physically inferior to men. This myth of women's inferiority to men was further reinforced by organized religion which preached strict restrictive and well-defined sex roles.
One could have a very good idea what Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Doris Cook, Terrie Williams, Susan Taylor, Laila Ali, Rosalind McLymont, and billions of other strong women would have to say about that.
Ladies, it's National Women's History Month. The Phenomenal Women’s Group, Girlfiends Get Together, Sistahs In Unity and a number of other women's groups to be announced, are coming together to bring an exciting night of networking and fun to New York City’s trendy night spot, Solas on 9th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues. The Theme for the 2007 National Women’s History Month celebration is "Generations of Women Moving History Forward.”
There will be a special presentation highlighting some critically acclaimed historic events, including the 50th anniversary of the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the 30th anniversary of the National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas.
In 1957, the integration of Central High School helped ignite the Civil Rights Movement, and n 1977, the National Women's Conference in Houston marked a high point in the influence of the Women's Rights Movement on the formation of government policy.
Additional exciting activities will be announced.
The Phenomenal Women Group, Girlfriends Get Togther and Sistahs In Unity invite you to join them for a evening of networking with the city's most Phenomenal Women. Other women's groups are encouraged to partner with the event.
“We are calling for solidarity among the nation’s strongest driving force – the life blood of this nation and the entire world – our women. Let us take time out from our busy lives to come together for the purpose of making new alliances and building new friendships. Please join The Phenomenal Women Group, Girlfriends Get Together, Sistahs In Unity and other women and women’s groups in solidarity as we celebrate the blessing of womanhood and sheer awesomeness,” stated Brenda Jeanne Wyche, PR Director for The Phenomenal Women Group.
We are Woman hear us ROAR!
When: Friday, March 23, 2007 at 6:30 PM
232 E 9th Street (Bet. 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
212 375 0297
2 Blocks from the subway, Use hopstop for travel directions http://www.hopstop.com/?city=newyork
Directions by Subway: 6 train to Astor Place or N&R train to 8th Street
RSVP REQUIRED. Please go to http://www.thephenomenalwomen.org
For more info send e-mail to ThePhenomenalWomen@gmail.com
Interested in promoting your business or upcoming event to the attendees of this event?
Opportunities are still available. Send an e-mail to ThePhenomenalWomen@gmail.com
This event is sponsored in part by
The Phenomenal Women Group
Girlfriends Get Together
Sistahs In Unity
The Black Star News
Winning Strategies & Associates
PHOTO CAPTION: Doris Cook, Queen of the "Village" -- Born in Greenville, South Carolina, Doris L. Cook brought her warm, nurturing spirit and no-nonsense style to the Big Apple in the 1950s. For decades, Ms. Cook (known as "Cookie" by her close sister friends) has been a strong arm in the East New York, Brooklyn community -- mother to ALL children AND their parents -- mentor, homeowner, church owner and administrator, community activist, volunteer, peacemaker, troubleshooter, teacher, good neighbor and friend to all people -- Ms. Cook has always been there to help those in need and never turned away a soul who has come to her door. Black Star News salutes Doris Louise Cook for Women's History Month.
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