It is 7:20 p.m. and I am posting links about women's empowerment. Tomorrow, I will be at the 2nd Annual Global Women's Conference at the Detroit's Wayne County Community College, Northwest Campus. As a panelist with educator Lolita Hernandez and Dr. Sharon Oliver, I will be discussing women's empowerment.
Since I am interested in various subjects such poetry, history, culture, and identity, and work in the fields of education, media (publication, recording, music, radio, film, and television), and community work, I thought it would be a good idea to post additional links for educators, students, or anyone who is interested in what is taking place at an international level regarding women's empowerment.
1. ITVS.org has a page called "Women's Empowerment" that has videos and lesson plans that are downloadable. If you click on the main title, you will see the lesson plans. Then click the title of the video to see the video or learn more about the film.
To see the videos, click this link.
Some of the videos can be shared but others must be ordered. One of the shared videos is
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai - ITVS
The video "Taking Root..." is about Kenya's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai who started an environmental movement by planting trees.
The "Beyond the Box" page is a blog that has interesting and informative postings.
2. WeDpro is a Filipina feminist site. From their page: "The founders of WeDpro, Inc (founded October 1989) were members of the feminist collective Katipunan ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan, popularly known as KALAYAAN (founded 1983). WEDPRO members have a long history of being activists and feminists, whose individual and collective experience has made a mark especially in the early years of the women’s liberation movement. KALAYAAN was one of the very first women’s organizations that took pride in its feminist identity"
3. Pathways of Women's Empowerment is a research site.