Monday, March 05, 2007

Annual Asian American Village Women's History Month

The Editors have begun our annual updates to both our Women's History Month archive section and our longstanding annual feature, the Villager-nominated Asian Pacific American Women's Wall of Fame.

As always, the archive will be updated throughout the month with features, news and miscellany on the theme. A few items of interest posted recently or upcoming:

  • Update: PepsiCo Elects CEO Indra K. Nooyi as Chairman - after hitting the #1 spot on Fortune's list of the powerful women in business, Nooyi's rapid rise continues past President, then CEO, then CEO and Chair of the mega-company, Pepsico announced in February.

  • Series: New Essays by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang focus on beauty standards, self-image and aging in her customary, deeply personal and unique voice. We'll be posting a new essay by Wang every week, starting with her piece, APA Grrrlfriends, which finds the author searching for love and women's friendships in an APA Sex and the City

  • News: We'll also be keeping an eye on developments surrounding the outrage over the Japanese Prime Minister's comments about WWII "comorfot women" aka sex slaves, and growing efforts worldwide to bring justice for the surviving victims.
Additionally, we're looking for and will give a shout to events and organizations of note. Just for a couple of examples:

NEW YORK (2 dates)
Friday, March 30, 2007 (Opening Night):
7:00 PM – The
Vagina Monologues (in English & Tagalog)

Saturday, April 14,
2:30 PM – The Vagina Monologues (English)
7:00 PM – Usaping Puki
(in Tagalog, no subtitles)

Saturday., March 24,
2:30 PM – The Vagina Monologues (English)
7:30 PM – Usaping Puki
(in Tagalog, no subtitles)

More to come. Meanwhile, stop by during Women's History Month and drop us your nominations t0 the Wall of Fame.

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