January 16, 2014 NEWSLETTER
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2013: Oct. 1 | August 6 | May 28 | April 3 | Feb. 5 | Jan. 8
2012: Dec. 4 | Sept. 25 | July 18 | June 11 | March 12 | Jan. 26
2011: Oct. 10 | Aug. 3 | May 9 | March 29 | Feb. 18 | Feb. 5
Janus the Roman God of Doorways (Liminal Space)
Gifts of the Magi —a January celebration of the visit of the Three Wise Men to the stable where Jesus was born. Do you know what would have happened if it had been three Wise Women instead of three Wise Men ? They would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought practical gifts.
Women do things diferently [and better].
UN Security Resolution #1325 recognizes that women do things differently and need to be involved to make peace possible. It takes political will at the top to implement this and other UN documents that would empower women to work toward ending violence and provide for children (and lots more!) . Women have different priorities than men in power. Research shows that strong feminist grassroots movements influences the political will of governments—the one thing that does. A UN 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW) would energize a global women’s movement at a time of transition. What happens now determines the future.
5WCW Activism at UN CSW
Written Statement to ECOSOC “The Necessity to have a UN Global Women’s Conference’ submitted to be translated in the six official UN languages. This supports Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the General Assembly’s Joint Statement asking the General Assembly for a resolution to have the fifth world conference on women. For the text: http://globalconferenceonwomen.net.
Documentary film: FEMME: Women Healing the World. https://femmethemovie.com
Accepted for showing by NGOCSW-NY, time/place TBA
A high profile NGO panel on the first afternoon (March 10) of the CSW meetings. At the panel and in handouts on Consultation Day, NGO delegates will be asked/empowered to make appointments with their UN ambassadors to lobby for 5WCW in the General Assembly. Will be able to download the written statement in six languages.
Silent Meditation at Nigerian Embassy led by Anele Heiges, at the end of which each person can name a person, an event or an intention. Anele always speaks the intention to have a UN 5WCW. Would be strengthened by others. March 12 at 5 pm. International Public Policy Institute
Millionth Circle Workshop: “Implementing Women and Girl's Circles,”
Thursday March 13th, 10:30 am Hardin Room, Church Center
NGOCSW PANEL, March 10, 2014 4:30 p.m.
“What Will It Take to have a UN Global Conference on Women?
Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury: “The steps that need to be taken within the UN.” Under Secretary General and High Representative of the UN, former President of Security Council, initiator of Security Council Resolution 1325. Confirmed.
Musimbi Kanyoro, president and CEO of Global Fund for Women: invited to speak about involvement of grassroots women leaders and women’s organization.
Nyaradzayi Gumbonizvanda, President NGO Committee on the Status of Women--Geneva, General Secretary, World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA). NGOCSW-Geneva officially supports 5WCW.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, on “The Necessity of a UN Global Conference on Women” Pathways To Peace. Millionth Circle Initiative
Moderator: Rosemary Williams, founder and CEO Women’s Perspective.
Sponsoring Organizations: Pathways To Peace, Women’s World Summit Foundation, Earth Child Institute
Y-Hall of the Armenian Convention Center (630 2nd Ave, NY)
Books in Transition—Moving Toward Publication in 2014
In July 2014, HarperCollins is coming out with three anniversary editions of my books. I wrote new Introductions to the 30th Anniversary Edition of Goddesses in Everywoman and the 20th Anniversary Edition of Gods in Everyman. No text revisions. The 10th Anniversary Edition of Goddesses in Older Women also emerges with a new cover, but will have to wait until it gets older for a new Introduction. The covers are being worked on in the art department. No images to show you yet.
My new book Atalanta is not quite done. It was to have the subtitle The Indomitable Spirit of Artemis, with neither names household words, “Why have both in the title?” was a question from my publisher. As of now, I have thought of a new subtitle which will require me to make text changes. It is in the production process and moving toward publication in September 2014.
Upcoming Events 2013
For more details, click here for Jean's full schedule
March 6, 2014 San Rafael, CA
FEMME—Women Healing the World @San Rafael Theater
7 pm screening, Jean Shinoda Bolen & Emmanual Itier speakers
Sponsored by UNA-Marin https://femmethemovie.com
March 10, 2014 New York City at 4:30 pm
NGOCSW Parallel Event
Panel: What Will It Take to have a UN Global Conference on Women?
Y-Hall of the Armenian Convention Center (630 2nd Ave, NY)
March 28-30, 2014. San Antonio, TX
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM)
Special Event: panel In Celebration of Goddesses in Everywoman
June 21-28, 2014. Helena, MT
Feathered Pipe Ranch with Barbara McAfee
Women’s retreat: Path With Soul: Trusting an Inner Compass
July 11-13, 2014. Carpinteria, CA
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman:
Archetypes in Depth Psychology & Soul Work
July 25-27, 2014. Stockbridge, MA
Artemis, Women’s Circles and Sacred Feminine:
September 7-12, 2014. Rhinebeck, NY
Goddesses, Circles & Empowered Women
Women’s Retreat with Barbara McAfee
September 26-27, 2014. Victoria, BC Canada
C.G. Jung Society of Victoria,
Lecture: The Meaning We Make of the Numinous
Workshop: Path With Soul, Path With Heart: The Inner Compass
November 14-21, 2014. Big Sur, CA
Goddess Archetypes and the Sacred Feminine:
Sources of Authenticity & Meaning (for women )
Workshop on Goddesses and Gods in Everyone: Archetypes in Depth Psychology & Soul Work (for everyone)
With love, hope, perseverance and optimism,
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
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