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The goal of this group is for women who identify as feminists or want to learn more about feminism to work together on issues relevant to all women. To that end, we will participate in activities that include: discussing a variety of topics related to women and feminism; reading books written by women and about women's issues, including autobiographies and biographies of women; making and enjoying art, music, dance, film, and theatre; supporting women-owned businesses; and participating in service work to benefit women.

Suggestions for meeting topics, books, and projects are welcome. When suggesting meeting places, please keep in mind physical accessibility (including accessible parking); distance to public transportation; noise level; cost; and if applicable, variety of food and beverage options.

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Dobama Theatre

This is a Pay-What-You-Can performance, with ticket prices ranging from $10 to $25. Tickets available at http://www.dobama.org/tickets-index REGIONAL PREMIERE *SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE - FINALIST Jane is not okay. She's a promising poet without a muse, a single mother without lessons to pass along. Her dating life's in shambles, and her helpful friends are only helping make things more complicated. This bright, witty, un-romantic comedy captures the uncertain steps of a circle of friends backing their way into middle age. "...BEAUTIFULLY CONCEIVED, CONFIDENTLY EXECUTED AND WHOLLY ACCESSIBLE WORK…ITS CONFUSED BUT LOVABLE CHARACTERS ARE DRAWN WITH A FINE FOCUS AND A PIERCING EMOTIONAL DEPTH; THE DIALOGUE SPARKLES WITH EXCHANGES AS TRUTHFUL AS THEY ARE CLEVER." —THE NEW YORK TIMES

Book Discussion: Romantic Outlaws

Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Powers Branch

We will be discussing Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon. From Barnes and Noble: This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley have each been the subject of numerous biographies, yet no one has ever examined their lives in one book—until now. In Romantic Outlaws, Charlotte Gordon reunites the trailblazing author who wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and the Romantic visionary who gave the world Frankenstein—two courageous women who should have shared their lives, but instead shared a powerful literary and feminist legacy. In 1797, less than two weeks after giving birth to her second daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft died, and a remarkable life spent pushing against the boundaries of society’s expectations for women came to an end. But another was just beginning. Wollstonecraft’s daughter Mary was to follow a similarly audacious path. Both women had passionate relationships with several men, bore children out of wedlock, and chose to live in exile outside their native country. Each in her own time fought against the injustices women faced and wrote books that changed literary history.

Habitat for Humanity Project

Habitat for Humanity ReStore West 110th St., Greater Cleveland

We will be working with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. As of right now, we are scheduled to work in the west side ReStore, but I'm working on getting us scheduled for a construction project. If you've never volunteered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity before, you will have to register. Registration: a. Go to: http://groups.clevelandhabitat.volunteerhub.com b. Create an account i. Click on the "Create Account" button ii. Create a username and password iii. Click “next” to enter the join code: FCT iv. Click “next” to complete the registration form c. Sign Up for a Shift i. Scroll to your volunteer date and click “Sign up” ii. Once you complete the registration and signed up for your volunteer day you are good to go!

Author Jennifer Chiaverini - Resistance Women

Parma Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

The event is free, but you will need to register in advance. Register at https://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/1528123. Bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini will visit to talk about her latest historical fiction novel, Resistance Women. Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed historical novels including Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, Enchantress of Numbers, and Fates and Traitors. Her new book, Resistance Women, brings to life one courageous, passionate American – Mildred Fish Harnack – and a circle of friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin. Inspired by actual events, the novel is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed. Chiaverini is also the author of the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, as well as six collections of quilt patterns inspired by the books. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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