The book, Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, enlightens us with the story of a young Chinese girl named Kim Chang and her mother who immigrate to New York City from Hong Kong. The author shows how these two women survived, and how the young daughter took care of her mother despite the costs. Happiness can be found anywhere, even when people are not right. For more information click here.
Janny Scott’s new book A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother presents Stanley Ann Dunham as a woman with a strong and powerful personality who is ambitious in her own way. The most important part in the book is when the author describes how her own life changed and took on a different meaning when her son decided to start his presidential journey. For more information about the book click here.
The book, Who Is Ana Mendieta?, presents the biography of the famous Cuban American feminist artist Ana Mendieta. When the author of the book, Christine Redfern, was interviewed, she said that, “Even women not being given the same opportunities is all part of an undervaluing of women, and how they’re treated…it all comes down to respect…So, clearly, her story ties into violence against women, and that’s ongoing. The struggle continues.” For more information about the book click here.
The 16th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival is happening May 19 – 21 at the Kennedy Center. You won’t want to miss three evenings of great performances by the world’s top female jazz artists. For more information click here.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Wish Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers across the world. If you would like ideas on how to spend with your mother please click here.
Do not miss next Wednesday’s event entitled, Women-Technology-Tomorrow. It will be a great chance to celebrate women in technology by bringing together both women and men in the field of technology from all over the DC-Metro area. Meet these bright individuals, share your ideas, and network. For details about the event click here.