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Jan. 6, 2009

At A Glance

Silliman to discuss 'The Global Women's Movement Today' Jan. 17

Jael Silliman, a program officer with the Ford Foundation, will present "The Global Women's Movement Today: Opportunities and Challenges - A View from the Field" at a noon luncheon of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Saturday, Jan. 17, at Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

Silliman is the program officer for women's rights and gender equity in the Human Rights Unit, Peace and Social Justice Program of the Ford Foundation. Immediately before that, she was the program officer for reproductive rights. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation she had been a tenured associate professor in the University of Iowa Women's Studies Department. She also served as a program officer at the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where she developed that foundation's population and reproductive rights program in the U.S. and abroad. Silliman has spoken widely on issues of transnational feminist movements, population and reproductive rights, women of color organizing, and environmental justice concerns.

Mama's Deli will cater the event. Reservations are $7.50 for council members and $8.50 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is noon Wednesday, Jan 14. For more information see http://international.uiowa.edu/outreach/community/icfrc/events.asp or call 319-335-0351.

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