Prune Nourry’s exhibit provides a gender spin on the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses; thousands of sculptures dating to the funeral of the first emperor of China that created a global sensation after they were discovered in 1974 as part of a vast collection of funerary statues that offer one of China’s main tourist attractions today.
While the emperor’s “necropolis” was built to protect him in the afterlife, Nourry offers her “peaceful army” to the idea of advancing gender parity through myth, art and reflection.
Read more about the Terracotta Daughters exhibit, including a Q & A with artist Prune Nourry, here: http://womensenews.org/story/arts/140919/sculptor-puts-terracotta-daughters-grand-tour#.VBx7qpRdU1I
Louise Nevelson Plaza at 33 Liberty Street displays sculptures given by their creator. Nevelson, born Leah Berliawsky near Kiev in 1899, came to the New World at the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1920, married to Charles Nevelson, she came to New York. Her affair with the city lasted far longer than her marriage. ”New York is a city of collage,” Nevelson said, “a collage with kinds of religions, and the whole thing is magnificent… . There’s no place like it.” Learn about Louise Nevelson and many other women from history at our #NYC women’s history walk this Sunday, June 22. More info and tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-new-york-womens-history-walk-tickets-11639386719
Hearing on NYC’s high maternal mortality rates for women of color
Join Women’s eNews and raise your voice for women in New York at the Committee on Health hearing on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the 14th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY examining the issues raised by New York City’s high maternal mortality rates.
Rita Henley Jensen, our editor in chief, will be presenting her testimonial based on Women’s eNews’ findings on the specific maternal mortality risks for women of color in New York. We invite you to join Rita and tell your story on the day. Your testimonial should address preconception care and maternal health outcomes, including disparate outcomes for New York’s women of color, immigrant women and uninsured women. You testimony must be under five-minutes.
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Pelosi Calls for Public’s Action in Immigration Reform
Democratic House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said at a Oct. 4 women’s conference in New York City that she supported the federal immigration reform law in part because of the impact immigration laws have on women. She encouraged the audience to participate in local rallies over the weekend and the national rally for immigration reform on Oct. 8.
The anti-immigrant laws resulted in many immigrant women struggling between supporting their family and raising their children and left them more vulnerable to domestic violence and deportation.
Pelosi was joined by House members Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY). The representatives also called for support for the Equal Rights Amendment, the Pay Equity Act, the New York State Family Leave Insurance Bill and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Shinso Ito, one of the highest ranking female Buddhist leaders, stirred feelings of peace and change in our editor Rita Henley Jensen. Leading her to connect her experiences of domestic violence to the violence of all women and the need to bring peace to women worldwide.