West Coast (Los Angeles) Woman's Literary Salon

April 8, 1985 Newsletter

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April 8, 1985

A major new program at the Woman's Building is the West Coast Women's Salon. In the past, salon women have played a major role in shaping and molding the ideas of their time. The West Coast Women's Salon hopes to continue that tradition. We are committed to presenting programs that address a variety of interests and issues in the arts, in history, politics, literature, spirituality, healing, and health. All Women's Salons begin at 8:OOp.m. on the first Thursday of the month.

Unfortunately, there will be no July Women's Salon due to the Fourth of July holiday.

The August 1 Women's Salon features a slide presentation by JEB (Joan E. Biren) on the Women's Encampment for Peace and Justice in Seneca, New York. Following the theme of "There's Hope for Peace because We Will Make It," these stories and images of creative women confronting the destructive forces of the military can energize all of us. The Women's Peace Encampment was set up at the Seneca Army Depot by women opposed to the deployment of new first strike nuclear weapons by the United States. Slides and discussion will inspire us through the power and determination of the thousands of women who participated in the non-violent direct actions of the encampment.

GLORIA ORENSTEIN leads the September 5 Women's Salon with a report from the United Nation's Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Through slides, discussion, and testimony, this first hand account of the International Women's Movement will direct us towards a new global perspective on feminism.

The Nairobi Conference concludes the series that began in Mexico City in 1975 and continued in Copenhagen in 1980. An additional topic will focus on the Greenham Commons Women's Encampment. Gloria Orenstein is a professor of Women's Studies and Comparative Literature at USC and a long-time organizer for the Women's Building.

The cost for each Women's Salon is $3 for members and $4 for non-members. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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