Friday, March 18, 2011

News Flashes

Clinton won't serve or run again

From the Detroit Free Press 

In an interview with CNN, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that, although she intends to complete her current term, she does not want to serve in a cabinet post again and will not seek an elected office.

"There isn't anything that I can imagine doing after this that would be as demanding, as challenging or rewarding," she said.

U-M Center for the Education of Women offers workshops for March & April

The University of Michigan's Center for the Education of Women offers programs on a variety of topics.  Some are free, while others charge a nominal fee.  Visit to register.

The CEW is located at 330 E. Liberty St Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2274  Tel. 734.764.6005  Fax: 734.998.6203 Email address:
Thou Shalt Not Steal: What You Can Do to Stop Wage Theft - Free 
Kim Bobo, Director of Interfaith Worker Justice and the CEW Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist, will discuss her book on the growing problem of wage theft.     
Monday, March 21,  5:30 - 7:00 pm, Ecumenical Center, 921 Church Street

Introduction to Leadership and Strategies for Success - Free
Gloria Thomas PhD, CEW Director, will introduce basic leadership concepts to help graduate students and research fellows become more effective, value-centered and visionary leaders.    
Wednesday, March 23, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Rackham Assembly Hall 

Natasha Trethewey, Poet, Frances & Sidney Lewis Visiting Leader - Free
A Pulitzer Prize winning poet,Trethewey will read from her work and answer questions.
Wednesday, March 30, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Michigan League, Hussey Room

Assertiveness Training - $25.00
Gloria Thomas PhD, CEW Director, and Doreen Murasky, CEW Senior Counselor and
Program Specialist, will address concerns about being assertive and lead role playing scenarios.  
Tuesday, April 5,  5:30 - 7:30 pm, CEW, 330 East Liberty   

 An Eye Towards Retirement - $10.00
Doreen Murasky, CEW Scholarship Manager, will explore making retirement a time of
opportunity and enjoyment.   
Tuesday, April 12, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, CEW, 330 East Liberty
Focus on Liberia: Pray the Devil Back to Hell - Free  
This film is a powerful look at a group of women who demanded peace for Liberia. Following its showing, Abigail Disney, one of the film's producers, will discuss the film and answer questions.
A reception will follow.
Tuesday, April 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Michigan League, Vandenberg Rm.

Focus on Liberia: Leadership and the Women's Movement in Liberia - Free
Using Liberia as a case study, Vivian Lowery Derryck of the The Bridges Institute will discuss the new era in political leadership where women are rising to the highest political offices.
Wednesday, April 20,  5:00 - 7:00 pm, Michigan League, Hussey Room. 

Gender discrimination suit in South Haven, Mich.

 From the Detroit Free Press

Three female police officers are suing the city of South Haven, Mich. for past gender discrimination.

The women claim that the city's former police chief created "a hostile work environment" for them because they were women.

The women are seeking damages for "emotional distress, physical damages, mental anguish, damage to professional reputation, embarrassment, humiliation, outrage, rear of retribution and fear of safety".  They are also seeking "attorney fees, cost and interest an award for other legal or equitable relief."

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