March 5, 2008; Fiubbnm; The Yin Shall Rise Again; by James D. Davis.
the role of female spirituality in bringing peace will be examined in a discussion at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
at the Biscayne Bay campus of
Florida International University,
NE 151st Street and Biscayne Boulevard.
Titled Spirituality in an Age of Global Terrorism: The Yin Shall Rise Again, the metaphysics-themed panel will include Lama Karma Chotso of Kagyu Shedrup Choling Tibetan Center, El Portal; the Rev. Mary Tumpkin of Universal Truth Center, Miami; Samanji Charitra Prajna of the Jain Vishna Bharati Institute, Ladnum, India; and the Rev. Linnea Pearson, professor of world religions and interfaith chaplain at FIU.
Also appearing will be singer-songwriter Rachel Faro, head of Shambhala Buddhist Center, Miami Beach. The free event will take place at the Wolfe Theater.
Text from South Florida Sun-Sentinel; Religion Calendar: March 1, 2008; by James D. Davis, Religion Editor, Sun-Sentinel.
Mar 5,'08 (Wed) 7:30 pm. Spirituality in an Age of Global Terrorism: The Yin Shall Rise Again map to Florida International University, Wolfe Theatre
Bruce Wigo, President of The International Swimming Hall of Fame makes the case that allowing women to learn to swim was one of the most important advances of the 20th century.
From Bloomers to Bikini's - March 20, 2008
From Bloomers to Bikini’s: How the Sport of Swimming Changed The Status and Image of Women, is a multi-media exhibit of film, photos and a live fashion show that demonstrates how swimming acted as one of the most significant cultural forces in the women’s rights movement in the 20th Century. This exhibit shows how fifteen years before women won the right to vote, they won the right to learn to swim so they wouldn’t drown when a man wasn’t around to save them. Swimming changed the way women dressed, the way they thought about themselves and the way society thought about women and their role in society. The exhibit primarily focuses on five women swimmers who broke through the social and moral barriers that held women back during the Victorian era: Annette Kellerman, the Australian beauty who was possibly the most influential female cultural icon of the 20th Century; Charlotte Epstein, a New York City court reporter who forced the American Olympic Committee to accept women as athletes; Gertrude Ederle, who accomplished the single greatest athletic feat by a woman when she swam the English Channel in 1926, proving that women were physically capable of performing strenuous activities equally with men; Esther Williams, the swimming champion who brought Kellerman’s life to the big Screen in the “Million Dollar Mermaid”; and, Donna deVarona, the California girl whose compelling testimony before congress led to the passage of Title IX legislation, fostering equitable opportunities for women in sports, the classroom and in the workplace.
Carl House, in his essay " Steel Grey Men Who Don't Blink", makes the case that when men deal with confrontation their options for responding tend to be those that are instinctive for men. Women might be likely to have different options, or different priorities. In this age of nuclear threat, biological and chemical weapons, and decentralized enemies, the conseqences of provoking conflict are far more serious than they were last century.
In developing countries, where the means for making war or conducting genocide are still those of the past century, women tend to have very little power. The empowerment of women might stabilize some developing countries. The Status of Women