Women’s History Month made fun through events, including the National Women’s History Project!

March 21, 2014

There are plenty of opportunities to rock the cradle and add your spirit to celebrations of Women’s History Month. The best suggestion is to visit the events calendar of LetsRockTheCradle. Your location will determine which events jump out at you. The calendar focuses on locations included in the geographic “Cradle” of the U.S. women’s rights […]

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Brits are rocking the cradle with “Suffragette” film: plus film news notes for Women’s History Month

March 12, 2014

Now that Meryl Streep has accepted the role of suffrage leader Emmeline Pankhurst in the film “Suffragette” that’s in production in the UK, there’s a buzz going on, big time. The film written by Abi Morgan and directed by Sarah Gavron is the first big feature film on the English suffrage movement. And it’s about […]

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“Thank you, Inez Milholland” say Dutch women filmmakers of “Ahoy!”

March 7, 2014

Dutch women filmmakers have produced a new film, “Ahoy!” that features American suffragist Inez Milholland as an example (among others) of women who continue to inspire us today. Statement from the Dutch women who produced “Ahoy!” –a work shown at two film festivals. With pride we present our film Ahoy! unsurpassed women of the world.The film […]

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Women of the Adirondacks program

March 5, 2014

Adirondack singer-songwriter Peggy Lynn and author/performer Sandra Weber will perform on Friday, March 21 at 7 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. On Saturday, March 22 at 6:30 pm at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts there is a reception to benefit the Adirondack History Center Museum followed by a performance at 7:30 pm. […]

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Video of “Cradle” of women’s rights movement in the Finger Lakes of NYS, plus “Cradle” articles

March 1, 2014

Video of images of the 2013 blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States: the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. A Women’s History Month special. Read stories about the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States. LetsRockTheCradle is the “go-to” place for featured events, […]

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Seneca Falls Dialogues on Teaching Ecofeminism

February 16, 2014

The Seneca Falls Dialogues on Ecofeminism (scheduled for Seneca Falls, New York from October 17-19, 2014), is interested in assembling a session about teaching ecofeminism within college classrooms.   For the purposes of the session, “ecofeminism” is broadly to include environmental politics and activism, “natural” parenting practices (such as breastfeeding), animal rights, etc. Possible topics include (but […]

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Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester has solid community support

February 12, 2014

It’s Susan B. Anthony’s birthday on February 15th, and a great time to celebrate along with hundreds of people today at the Rochester Convention Center who will be attending a celebration luncheon in Rochester that’s an annual fundraiser for the Susan B. Anthony House. The article by Marguerite Kearns on New York History‘s blog lays […]

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Women in the Underground Railroad: A 2014 conference in July

February 2, 2014

Women and the Underground Railroad conference in July: The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF) Program and friends, will host its annual 2014 National Underground Railroad Conference in Detroit, Michigan, July 16-20, 2014. The theme for this year’s conference is “*I Resolved Never to Be Conquered”:Women and the Underground Railroad.” Many women’s rights activists […]

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March events, Women’s Symposium, New Douglass book, Museum Lobby Day

January 25, 2014

Cradle rocking includes what’s happening within the geographic area identified as the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the U.S. (the Finger Lakes of NYS). But cradle rocking is going elsewhere, such as the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium in Johnstown, NY on March 10th, (see web site) and the March 4th Lobby Day […]

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Quiet movement growing of folks rocking the cradle

January 15, 2014

There’s a quiet movement growing in support of rocking the cradle. Cradle rocking can refer to support of building a state, regional, and national awareness of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the U.S. such as the cradle region located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Cradle rocking also refers to […]

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