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Event in Berkeley: Mothers, Family, and the Women’s Movement in the 21st Century

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You're invited! Come join in a lively local conversation about mothers, families and the women's movement. The Hillside Club in Berkeley is hosting the event with MomsRising's co-founder Joan Blades leading the conversation.

WHAT: "Mothers, Family, and the Women's Movement in the 21st Century"
WHERE: Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley CA 94709
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 20, 7:00 PM
WHO: You, your kids, friends, neighbors-- all are welcome!

This Hillside Club event is $10, or $5 for club members.

We'd love to see you there!

- The team

P.S. Here's the Hillside Club's event description:

A Woman's Voice will present Joan Blades in conversation with
friends and audience members discussing the role of mothers, families
and how they relate to the on-going women's movement now and in the
future. Joan is a co-founder of both MoveOn.Org and Momsrising.Org.
The former is a political education and advocacy group; the latter
works to bring together millions of people who share a common concern
about the need to build a more family-friendly America.

This is the first in a monthly series of lectures at the Club. The
series, A Woman's Voice, gives women an opportunity to express their
passion to a new or wider audience.

Joan Blades is a co-founder of, which has an online
membership of over 5 million. Mother's Day 2006 she co-founded with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner to tap the power of online
grassroots organizing for mothers and families in the U.S. MomsRising
has an online membership of over 1 million. She is the co-author of
The Motherhood Manifesto, which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book
Prize in 2007. Last century she co-founded Berkeley Systems, taught
mediation at Golden Gate Law School, practiced mediation, and wrote
Mediate Your Divorce. She is also a mother, a writer, an artist, a
jeweler, a soccer player, and a Hillside Club member.

Christina Marie Speed writes poetry and creative nonfiction. Her work has appeared in a variety of online and print publications, including Caper Journal, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune Online, and The View From Here. She lives with her husband and two sons in a sunny fourth-floor walkup in Brooklyn, New York.

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