Today I was sitting in the mezzanine conference room at the Episcopal Church Center (aka 815) when Lillian came in and came over to ask me to come downstairs to the African presentation that was going on. I didn't even know she was involved in it! She has made friends with several women from Africa and is always in demand for conversation with everyone. If our experience with AWE is any indicator, the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion understand what's happening in the Sudans and…Continue
Added by beth felice on February 29, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Today Lillian and I went to a panel discussion on "Facilitating Human Rights from a Feminist Perspective." The speakers were reflecting on a meeting they'd had with the UN's Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty. The upshot was that instead of focusing on gender issues around social interventions and safety nets, we need to look at the gender bias in our macroeconomic systems, which all too often are disproportionately unfriendly to women.
I had to Google 'special…Continue
Added by Debra Morris Smith on February 29, 2012 at 1:25am — No Comments
There are also archived videos at this site, and some helpful general overview videos.
If you are following on Twitter, it looks like the main hashtag is #csw56 . There is also a hashtag being used less frequently, #anglicancsw .
Yesterday Lillian took on some writing for the African women's speak-out organizers and also for the AWE blog. She spent this afternoon working on that, after watching the opening of the UNCSW on the big screen at the Episcopal Church Center and then going down to the chapel for an all-Anglican women Eucharist. When I left her at the church center to go to a UN side event on Women and Corruption, she was deep in conversation with two other African women over lunch.
I went to…Continue
Added by Debra Morris Smith on February 27, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Lillian and I are having an excellent visit to New York. She's enjoying seeing the city for the first time, and she had her first subway ride ever last night. After two orientations and an opening Eucharist with Anglican Women's Empowerment, we have gotten a sense of the way things work and met interesting women from around the world. We were both happy to see our friend Emily Bloemker last night -- she planned and celebrated the Eucharist -- and I had a wonderful conversation with Robin…Continue
Added by Debra Morris Smith on February 25, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Bishop Stephen phoned today. He sends his greetings to all in the Diocese of Missouri. He and Lillian are in Kampala. She'll be traveling over the next couple of days to get to New York for the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Please keep her in your prayers as she travels!
I'm going to New York with Lillian. We are sponsored by Anglican Women's Empowerment, an Episcopal Church organization. There has been homework to get ready for the week of events, and Lillian and I…Continue
Added by Debra Morris Smith on February 21, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments