Monday, September 11, 2006

Some Announcements

These are not really household chores but things I want to mention.

First, several of you have asked me why I suddenly stop posting for a few days. Well, I haven't. It's your browser that's the problem: it's giving you the blog as it was some days ago. Try clearing the cache.

Second, some announcements from my mailbag: You could wear a blue hat for the victims of Darfur.

We thought you might be interested in an online gallery that organizations from all around the world have put together to promote September 17, the global day for Darfur. We're hoping you'll encourage your readers to add their faces to the gallery of people wearing a blue beret, the internationally recognized icon of U.N. peacekeeping forces, to send a message to their governments to pressure the U.N. Security Council and the government of Sudan to deploy U.N. troops to protect the people of Darfur. Thousands of people around the globe on September 17 will join in a unified call for an end to the mass slaughter in Darfur at over 40 events being held in at least 20 countries, including a rally and concert in NYC Central Park. People are also being asked to wear a blue hat on the day. To add a photo of oneself to the gallery (one can adjust the blue beret to fit the photo) and for more details on the events in each country, please go to These pages are being constantly updated.

Then The International Alliance of Women:

The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) will bring its unique Global Partnership Forum to Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 9 – 11, continuing its 25-year history of connecting women. TIAW supports the economic empowerment and advancement of women, and its annual Global Partnership Forum helps leading business women make local, national and international connections in an exceptional learning environment. . TIAW was the first international women's organization to hold its conference in Atlanta and the 2006 event marks the third time the group has gathered here.

The Forum, co-hosted by the Executive Women of Goizueta and Georgia Executive Women's Network, offers unmatched networking opportunities for enhancing leadership skills and gaining support and strategies from highly successful women in their respective fields.

The conference also offers a unique global perspective, fulfilling TIAW's commitment to provide a culturally rich and diverse forum. The distinctive environment of international women business owners and corporate leaders is perhaps the forum's greatest contribution for its participants.

If you are interested in learning more, click on this website.

Last, but certainly not least, Nancy Keenan is guest posting over at RH Reality Check. Her most recent post is about what will happen next, now that Plan B is available over the counter. Go and read her if you are interested in the politics about women's bodies.