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"Historians have long rec-
ognized that our view of his-
tory is tremendously skewed
toward the people [who had]
the education... the leisure time
... and the resources to preserve
their documents in books and
libraries: in other words, elite
males. We know most of what
we know about women in the
past because... individual wom-
en did things unusual enough
that men took note of them."
-- hanna blank,
ms magazine blog,
march 2010
There was a time when wom-
en couldn't have a job. They
had no voting rights and were
considered as property, passed
from father to husband. Wom-
en have come a long way from
those days thanks to the efforts
of many strong and courageous
women. Hanna Blank describes
them as "individual women who
were unusual enough" to be no-
ticed by men.
The Women's Journey Con-
ference has produced a work to
honor and celebrate these won-
derful women. We Did It For
You! Women's Journey Through
history acknowledges and cel-
ebrates their historic achieve-
ments. It explores how women
were able to affect and change
the society in which they lived.
This play is their story, what they
did, thought and dreamed.
The women portrayed may or
may not be well known, their
names may not be household
names or necessarily written
in the history books, but when
Women, Hear Their Voices
As You Journey Through Their History
by Joan Wise
you witness the stories of these
women, you will experience a
deeper understanding of wom-
en's history.
We Did It For You! Women's
Journey Through history is a liv-
ing history presentation told in
their voices. It is a 45-minute
eye-opening tale, fun and edu-
cational, told through stories of
the women who made it all hap-
pen. Amy Lance, Director of Un-
dergraduate Business Advising at
C.S.U Chico believes this to be
" of the most entertaining
and interesting re-enactments of
the history of women [she has]
seen to date... well put together,
and easily captures the interests
of all age groups, especially our
younger generation."
Dr. Paula Fellingham, Found-
er and CEO of the Women's
Information Network (WIN)
describes her experienced as
"...a heartwarming play [that]
takes audiences on a profound
emotional journey resulting in
a deepened awareness of, and
appreciation for, women in his-
tory upon whose shoulders we
stand today."
The Women's Journey Con-
ference in conjunction with the
Women's Information Network
will present a performance of
this play on March 8, 2011, in
celebration of the 100th anniver-
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sary of International Women's
Day. This is the largest live and
web-streaming women's event in
world history.
It takes place concurrently in
New York City, Washington D.C.,
Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Hous-
ton, Denver, Seattle, San Fran-
cisco, and Los Angeles, as well
as streaming to 176 countries.
You surely do not want to miss
this opportunity to honor and
celebrate women, past, present
and future.
If you cannot make this
event there will be performanc-
es scheduled throughout the
southern California region in
2011. Please visit: (www.wom for
current listings.
The Women's Journey Con-
ference is scheduled to host a
performance of the play on May
7, 2011, at UC Irvine. This con-
ference is a day dedicated to
empowering women and build-
ing self-esteem in young girls
ages 8 to 18.
Attendees will be able to
attend stimulating and compel-
ling workshops, exciting musical
entertainment and a shopping
bazaar for all who attend the
event. A program specially de-
signed for young girls eight and
older is also provided, making
this day a spectacular opportu-
nity for women of every age.
More information regarding
We Did It For You! Women's
Journey Through history or The
Women's Journey Conference,
can be found online. A video
on the production is available
If you would like to book a
performance of We Did It For
You! Women's Journey Through
history, please call Patty Turrell
at (714) 754-7399.
Joan Wise, M.A., CLC, is a volun-
teer coordinator for the CSL,Newport-
Mesa. This is her 4th year on the
Women's Journey Conference com-
mittee. Joan is a certified life coach
and a counselor for men and women
who have battered their partners. Joan
firmly believes building self-esteem
and empowering women is a major
key to building peace in families.
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(626) 272-4901
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creates living spaces that are conducive
to helping us realize our own potentials.
As daughter and disciple of Master Liu Chi-Jen,
Jenny has first-hand experience in Feng Shui.
Please see her article in this issue.
Wisdom from thousands of years of experience