what about this weekend

Reading Materials:

The book “Girls are Mighty Fine” by Amy Martin is her newest collection  of cartoons, following The Single Girls and Bachelor Girl’s Mother Goose. Martin takes on female friendships and lifestyles in a way that's gritty, honest and relatable -- and it's great to see a female cartoonist out there! (via Ms. Magazinee).

The “Vintage Book of American Women Writers” by Elaine Showalter Vintage begins with Anne Bradford and closes with modern writers like Amy Tan. There are so few women authors taught in English programs -- this anthology is a must for anyone who wants to celebrate the female written word (via elevate difference).

The “Echoes of Chongqing: Women in Wartime China” by Danke Li describes the way of life for women in a small city in China during the second World War through interviews and public records, putting a human (and distinctly female) face on Chinese history (via Amazon). 

Events:

To honor the anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Jane Fund of Central Massachusetts has organized an annual Meeting and Fundraiser Luncheon at Maxwell Silverman’s Restaurant, 25 Union Street, MA, on Sunday the 23rd. (For more information, click here).

This upcoming Wednesday, January 26th, join the Asian American Leadership Council of Chicago Foundation for Women for a discussion about the importance of creating an API voice for reproductive justice issues. This meeting will focus particularly on the Illinois Personal Responsibility Education Program (Illinois-PREP) Act. (For more information, click here).

On March 15th, the 2011 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy takes place for the third consecutive year. (For more information, click here).

Did you have a happy Blog for Choice Day, courtesy of NARAL? Check out all the participants, and don't forget to send your posts if you got involved too!