Jill Hodges and her husband adopted their son from Guatemala when he was six months old. At the time, they had very little information about his birth family in Guatemala. But whe stories began surfacing from that country about corruption in the adoption process and possible coercion, they wanted to find his birth mother to make sure she gave him up willingly, and to create a pathway for their son to connect with his birth family. Hodges chronicles that journey in "Extended Family," which is screening this weekend at the Santa Fe Film Festival.
Girl shot in head by Taliban for advocating for girls' education recovering in British hospital; humans rights activist worry more incidents against women in Afghanistan becoming common; Mongolian women boost representation in Parliament; female lawyers in Saudi Arabia can now appear in court; Retail Action Project supports female cashier advocating to stop on-call shifts among national retailers; Indian Health Service lags on making emergency contraception available to Native women; American Association of University Women releases new report showing pay disparity starts early; CNN remove
Ireland reviews abortion laws after Indian woman dies; women's groups press BBC to examine gender bias; 2012 elections bring historic number of women to U.S. Senate; female U.S. Representatives criticize Senators for comments about Ambassador Susan Rice; Catalyst report on women losing out on key jobs; European Union Executive Branch pushes for more women leaders in European companies; gender violence against lesbians in South Africa; Saudi Arabia's highly educated women struggle to get jobs; women's Arab uprising group accuses Facebook of censorship; State Sen.
Woman's execution sparks protests in Afghanistan, Seventeen magazine bows to teen's petition campaign, nuns wrap up bus tour protesting federal cuts, new pro-lesbian super PAC forms, Saudi Arabia sends female athletes to Olympics, Helen Mirren calls for more female directors
Olympics news, Air Force sex abuse scandal update, remembering Sally Ride, French parliament pushes for anti-sexual harassment law, African conference calls for investing in female entrepreneurs, New Mexico dedicates marker to Maria Martinez
Sat. 7/21 12p: Carol Boss talks with the internationally acclaimed poet and musician about her new book, Crazy Brave: A Memoir. Harjo's new work is grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry and details her journey to becoming a poet.
For the first time since its premier in 1986, the complete series PowerPlay by Judy Chicago will be on display. The series of large paintings, drawings and bronzes explores the construct of masculinity and the effect it has on men as well as women. It will be on display from June 29-August 11 at the David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe. Chicago will discuss the series with Jonathan Katz, a leading proponent of queer theory, at an event on July 7. For more information, go to www.throughtheflower.org.
Sudan releases woman slated for stoning, Hillary Clinton pushes for reproductive rights at UN conference, study finds links between IVF and cancer, Michigan female lawmakers protest with Vagina Monologues
Sat, Jun 23, 12pm: Anne Bingaman, her life in New Mexico and Washington; Judy Chicago, "ReViewingPower Play" examining the construct of masculinity; Miriam Ortiz y Pino, More Than Organized, Rearranging.
Sat. 6/23 12p: Judy Chicago's work "ReViewing Power Play," is a series of paintings that premiered in the 1980s and examined the construct of masculinity. The David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe will present the original series from June 29-Aug. 11.
Bosses in traditional marraiages featuring traditional gender roles feel less positive about working women, teenager leads campaign against Seventeen magazine over altered photos, advocates call for arming victims of domestic violence in Turkey, VAWA reauthorization.
Megan Kamerick interviews Allison Engel, who with her sister, Margaret Engel, wrote a one-woman show about the Texas journalist called "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins." The play has been making stops around the country with star Kathleen Turner.
Sat, Jun 9, 12pm: Santa Fe writer Gretchen Reynolds's weekly column on health and fitness is one of the most popular features in the NY Times. Her book, The First 20 Minutes, brings us the latest research on how to be healthier.