Archives for February 2012

Finding Center

This past month CXC launched a pilot program called 3|ONE, a centering practice based on jo kata–a martial arts form that uses a wooden staff for self-defense. In jo kata one practices a series of moves against an invisible opponent by using thrusts, strikes and other defensive postures. Unlike standard jo kata, 3|ONE is designed […]

Hoping for a Baby

Contributed by K.M. King Miscarriage is not often discussed, even though it is an unfortunate part of many women’s lives. Jessica Berger Gross’s article entitled “Hoping for a Baby,” explores her journey of self-awareness through yoga after experiencing a miscarriage. Jessica’s story is unique in many ways. Her willingness to share one of the most […]

Eveline Shen | Reclaiming Our Bodies, Ourselves

Eveline Shen is the Executive Director of Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice. ACRJ leads the Strong Families Initiative, which is changing the way we think, feel and act in support of families, gender and race. Eveline serves on the board of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project and Movement Strategy Center, as well as the advisory […]

Welcome | march 2012

There used to be an ad for Virginia Slims cigarettes when I was growing up. Its tag line was, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” And there was always an sepia tone photo of a Victorian woman trying to hide the fact that she was smoking a cigarette, while in color there was some young, […]

Stir the Pot, Recipes for Manifesting Change

Food justice activist and chef Bryant Terry has a new book out called The Inspired Vegan. Like his previous cookbooks it’s a compilation of good food, food justice, music, and healthful tips. One review on Amazon stated that, “This book is better described as a manifesto on how to re-imagine the growing, preparing, and eating of […]

Kavita Ramdas | Radical Women, Embracing Tradition

“Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor — it’s not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers — it’s against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves.” Kavita Ramdas Kavita Ramdas, former president and CEO of […]

march 2012

WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | March 9, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   Night of Cultural Resistance UC Berkeley | MLK Student Union | Berkeley, CA Friday | March 9, 2012 | 6pm More info The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources […]

Funding for Women Only | Global Fund for Women

Founded by three women in 1987, the Global Fund for Women focuses its efforts on providing funding for women in developing countries and on supporting human rights for women. They believe that “investing in women is the single most effective antidote to the world’s pressing problems: war, poverty, disease. Women play a special role in […]

ACRJ | A Holistic Stance for Reproductive Justice

ACRJ (Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) defines reproductive justice as “the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, economic, and social well-being of women and girls,” a holistic way of approaching reproductive rights. And because there is no way to separate reproductive rights from that which affects them including, health care, the environment and social justice nor […]

quote | march 2012

“We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” — Helen Keller, American author, political activist, and lecturer

march 2012

  ERA – Equal Rights Amendment Three years after women won the right to vote (19th Amendment), the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in Congress (1923). It was written by Alice Paul, head of the National Women’s Party and introduced in Congress by Republican Senator Charles Curtis and Representative Daniel Anthony, the nephew of Susan […]

Reflect & Strengthen

Reflect and Strengthen is a ten-year old, small grassroots organization out of Dorchester (near Boston) made up of young, working-class women who are trying to change their community. They’re not just going for changing the community in terms of getting equitable laws changed and passed or through protesting and demanding change–they want holistic change and […]