Pro-choice demonstration

January 14, 2010

Fort Wayne Hedge School activists invite you to join them in standing for reproductive choice.  Signs will be provided.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

12:00 noon

Courthouse Green

S Clinton St & E Berry St, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana 46802

February events

January 14, 2010

First Wednesday Movie

February 3, 2010

6:30 pm

“Frozen River” (2008)

After her husband takes off in their family vehicle for an unknown destination, Ray Eddy attempts to survive alone, raising two sons, Richard and James, and works part-time at Yankee Dollar, near Saint Lawrence River near Quebec and New York State. One day she witnesses a Mohawk woman driving their family vehicle, she follows and confronts her, finds out that the woman’s name is Lila Littlewolf, and is actively engaged in smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States via a treacherous frozen river. The lure of money attracts Eddy and she decides to join forces with her new associate. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Read more about the movie at IMDb

FREE – Donations will benefit the Sexual Assault Treatment Center’s outreach group.

Where: Cinema Center

437 East Berry Street (get directions)

Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 426-3456

Second Wednesday Discussion

February 10, 2010

6:00 pm

Leslie Raymer will facilitate a discussion about women’s friendships.

Where: Calhoun Center for Nonprofits

2513 South Calhoun Street (get directions)
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
(260) 744-9540

First Wednesday Movie

March 3, 2010

6:30 pm

“Petals: Journey into Self Discovery”

Petals – Journey into Self Discovery is a remarkable video documentary that both examines and questions the many unspoken myths about the appearance and nature of women’s sexual organs.  The essence of a woman’s sexuality — her vulva – has been a taboo subject of depiction by cultures locked into fear of our basic physical nature.  These deep-seated beliefs directly affect sexual self-esteem.  The movie records the reactions of sex educators, women’s health professionals, art critics, female activists, as well as the men/women in the street as they confront the physical mystery of womanhood. From https://nickkarras.com/Home_Page.html

FREE – Donations will benefit a local women’s organization.

Where: Cinema Center

437 East Berry Street (get directions)

Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 426-3456

Second Wednesday Discussion

March 10, 2010

6:00 pm

Cheryl Gardiner will facilitate a discussion about body image.

Where: Calhoun Center for Nonprofits

2513 South Calhoun Street (get directions)
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
(260) 744-9540

LUNAFEST

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm — Cat Voors will facilitate a discussion afterward


Lunafest is a national traveling festival of short films by, for, and about women.

See more about the films at lunafest.org

FREE – Donations will benefit Fort Wayne Hedge School.

Where: Cinema Center

437 East Berry Street (get directions)

Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 426-3456

April events

January 14, 2010

First Wednesday Movie

April 7, 2010

6:30 pm

Hedge School favorite short films

“Streetcar Named Perspire” (2007) read more at IMDb
and other shorts…

FREE – Donations will benefit a local women’s organization.

Where: Cinema Center

437 East Berry Street (get directions)

Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 426-3456

Second Wednesday Discussion

March 10, 2010

6:00 pm

Joan Uebelhoer will facilitate a discussion about feminism.

Where: Calhoun Center for Nonprofits

2513 South Calhoun Street (get directions)
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
(260) 744-9540

Wed. movie 11/4/09

November 2, 2009

Women’s First Wednesday Film Series is excited to announce Chris Rock’s hilarious film about the trials and tribulations of finding ‘Good Hair’, and the mega-industry associated with the journey.  (Madame CJ Walker would be amazed!)  See the trailer for the November feature for the Women’s First Wednesdays Film Series at:

http://www.goodhairmovie.net/site/

The First Wednesday film series is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Hedge School, Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Association of University Women, Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, League of Women Voters, Gladieux Consulting, Ujima Resources, and of course our friends at Cinema Center.

Mark your calendars now and plan to come to the FREE showing of ‘Good Hair’ at 6:30pm November 4 at the Cinema Center downtown.  Donations will be taken for the Fort Wayne African American Cancer Alliance programs, with specific support for wigs for women with cancer.

Our October 7 Women’s First Wednesday Film, “Waitress” will begin at 7pm at the Cinema Center downtown, after a coffee-and pie reception starting at 6:30.  Have you already seen “Waitress”?  Come anyway – it is worth seeing again, and we promise Cadillac Coffee and a piece of scrumptious home made pie – how about a slice of Pregnant Miserable Self Pitying Loser Pie??

Image courtesy amazon.com

Image courtesy amazon.com

October is of course Domestic Violence Awareness month, which is why we chose this movie about a spunky survivor of domestic violence.  Harriet Miller told an interesting story this past Saturday:  a generation ago, the issue of establishing our local Shelter for Women Victims of Violence came before city council.  One councilman asked, “So you’re telling me if my wife and I have an argument, and things get a little out of hand, and she shows up at this shelter, you won’t tell me where she is?”  When the reply was “yes”, he said “Then I’m against it.”

In 30 years we have made big strides in awareness about domestic violence, and certainly have increased services to women victims and their families, including outstanding local programs for men who batter.  Unfortunately, we haven’t made a dent on how many of us are battered in our relationships.  Wednesday we’ll celebrate all our spunky survivors and officially congratulate new YWCA Shelter Director Cat Voors.  We’ll commit to doing more toward education regarding prevention, and take up a donation for a small special project Cat has in mind for the Shelter.

What: free movie, Waitress

When: coffee and pie, 6:30 pm; movie 7:00 pm

Where: Cinema Center   437 E. Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN  (See map)

Who: Sponsored by the Cinema Center, Fort Wayne Feminists, AAUW, Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, Gladieux Consulting, League of Women Voters, and Ujima Resources

Why: to benefit local women-focused organizations

September

  • Wednesday, September 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

YWCA Diversity Dialogue

We will continue our focus on Hate Crimes and Hate Groups as we feel it deserves further discussion.   We encourage you to RSVP so that adequate seating is provided.   Contact Sue Hiatt at 260.424.4908 ext. 254, or shiatt@ywcaerew.org. YWCA, 1610 Spy Run, Free and open to the public. Subjects include: Organized Hate Groups, their identifiers and ideologies, the prevalence of Hate-Motivated crimes including those towards persons of color,  immigrants, and the LGBT community, the coded hate language of the media and politics, key legislation for the prevention of Hate Crimes, how to get involved in movements to end hate crimes

  • Saturday, September 26, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Learn more about all the new projects and events of

Fort Wayne Hedge School (FWHS), Fort Wayne Feminists (FWF), American Association of University Women (AAUW), and the Calhoun Center Cooperative for Non-Profits. Visit our new offices and enjoy light refreshments. Bring all your friends and meet others.

Calhoun Center, 2513 S. Calhoun St.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

film sponsored by Center for Nonviolence

Award Winning Film – Muslim and Christian women united to defeat Liberia ’s dictator and end decades of civil war. For guaranteed reserved seating please RSVP to CfN at 456-4112

Free will offering to benefit the Center

October

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Thursday, October 1, 5 p.m

Flowers on the River

Walk from YWCA, 1610 Spy Run to the river to throw flowers into the river to celebrate survivors of domestic violence. Free and open to the public.

  • Saturday, October 3

Down Syndrome Walk

Breast Cancer Walk

  • Monday, October 5, 6 p.m.

Abstinence Road Show – Planned Parenthood

Allen County Main Library, Meeting Room C

Are we Failing our Hoosier Teens? Be sure you attend …our young people’s lives depend on it.

“Making the Grade” Abstinence-Plus (A+) Sexuality Education

Discover why our current curriculum is failing and what you can do about it.

For more information contact ask@getrealindiana.org.

  • Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.

First Wednesday Movie* (TBD)

Cinema Center , 437 E. Berry St. , 426-3456. Free will offering to benefit various women’s groups

  • Saturday, October 10, 9 a.m.

Strength in Stride

A to mile walk on the “Circle of Hope” trail to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Lawton Park , 9 am registration – 10 am walk. See www.centerfornv.org for registration info

  • Friday, October 16, 7 p.m.

“Sin By Silence” film sponsored by Center for Nonviolence

Free after 23 years served for murder, a victim of abuse presents this film about women who killed their abusers and the legal changes they made from behind bars. Allen County Library Main Branch, meeting rooms A, B, C, For guaranteed reserved seating please RSVP to www.sinbysilence.con/fortwayne Free will offering to benefit the Center.

  • Wednesday, October 21, 12 noon

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Fort Wayne Hedge School ’s 3rd Wednesdays at FWHS offices at Calhoun Center , 2513 S. Calhoun. Women’s herstories and feminist studies talks and discussions.

  • Friday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.

Sophia’s Portico Dinner Theatre Fundraiser
Spaghetti dinner with rolls, salad, dessert, coffee and tea will be served with fabulous entertainment including poetry, music and song. Cost: $20. Advance paid reservations are required. No ticket sales at the door. Seating is limited to 75 persons.  Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street (corner of Beacon and Kenwood).  Call: 482-7402

November

  • Wednesday, November 4, 12 noon

YWCA Diversity Dialogue

1610 Spy Run, Day of the Dead (Latino cultural tradition)

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the YWCA at 424-4908

  • Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.

First Wednesday Movie* (TBD)

Cinema Center , 437 E. Berry St. , 426-3456. Free will offering to benefit various groups

  • Friday and Saturday, November 13-14

Women in the Arts Festival

E. Lansing , MI

Entertainment includes Carolyn Gage and Nervous But Excited

http://www.witafestival.com/

  • Wednesday, November 18, 12 noon

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Fort Wayne Hedge School ’s 3rd Wednesday’s at FWHS offices at Calhoun Center , 2513 S. Calhoun. Women’s herstoriess and feminist studies talks and discussions.

December

  • Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.

First Wednesday Movie* (TBD)

Cinema Center

437 E. Berry St. , 426-3456

Free will offering to benefit various groups

  • Saturday, December 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sophia’s Portico Women’s Art Show

Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street (corner of Beacon and Kenwood).  Call: 482-7402

  • Wednesday, December 16, 12 noon

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Fort Wayne Hedge School ’s 3rd Wednesday’s at FWHS offices at Calhoun Center , 2513 S. Calhoun. Women’s herstorys and feminist studies, talks and discussions.

  • December 23, 12 noon

YWCA  Diversity Dialogue, 1610 Spy Run

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the YWCA at 424-4908

*Women’s First Wednesday Film Series

a project of Fort Wayne Hedge School (FWHS), American Association of University Women (AAUW), Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau (FWWB), Ujima Resources, Gladieux Consulting, and League of Women Voters (LWV) are at Cinema Center , 437 E. Berry St. at 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion. Each program will include a free-will offering to benefit different programs.

Fort Wayne Feminists and Fort Wayne Hedge School offices and research library are located at:

Calhoun Center Cooperative for Nonprofits at 2513 S. Calhoun St . Fort Wayne

Phone is 260-744-9540.

Office hours vary.

Fall events!

August 14, 2009

Women’s Film Series

Ever see a movie, and afterward just need someone to talk to about what you experienced?  Over 2009-10 season, we’ll be showing an
interesting film each month with informal discussion to follow.

This film series is presented as a collaboration between the Cinema Center, Fort Wayne Feminists, AAUW, Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, Gladieux Consulting, League of Women Voters, and Ujima Resources to benefit these and other women-focused organizations.

Films will be shown on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Cinema Center downtown (FREE!) with discussion immediately following.  Series starts September 2, 2009.

Brown Bag Series

In an effort to educate the women of Fort Wayne, we are presenting monthly brown bag sessions on topics relevant to all women. Our Fall Series will focus on the basics of feminism and getting beyond the
stereotype of hairy, man-hating lesbians.

September 16: What is Feminism?
October 21: Fort Wayne Feminism—its roots and herstory
November 18: Regional/National Feminisms
January: Global Feminisms

These free sessions will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting in September and ending in May, and will be held at the Fort Wayne Hedge School office in the Calhoun Center – 2513 S. Calhoun Street. Each session will run from 12:00 noon – 12:45 pm. Feel free to bring your lunch—and
a friend!

Hedge School Committee Meeting
May 1, 2009

The meeting was chaired by Leslie Raymer.

July 11th will be the Three Rivers Festival Parade. The Hedge School will have a project in the parade. It was suggested that it feature Women’s History. Cameo Portraits will be part of the parade. Angie and Emily have been appointed to the committee for planning. Cheryl will make kites for the occasion.

Joan Uebelhoer passed out the minutes from the April meeting. She also asked members to report any memories they have of activities through the Fort Wayne Feminists through the years. These will be included in the Museum/Library we eventually hope to establish. She also passed out information about Pay Equity Day and some statistics about the condition of the equality issue. She talked about Mother’s Day being an anti war day originally. She reported on her work with the Center for Nonviolence. There will be further discussion about working with the Center later on.

Leslie Raymer reported on the work with the Cinema Center to present movies about women and women’s issues starting in September 2009. The Cinema Center, AAUW, Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, and Gladieux Consulting will be contributing to the costs of the events. Hedge School will suggest films. The Cinema Center will choose them. They will be shown on Wednesday evenings. Hedge School Committee members will do the introductions and lead the discussions.

On May 13th there will be a Press Conference at the Library concerning Equal Pay for Equal Work sponsored by AAUW, Fort Wayne Feminists, Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, and Hedge School. Leslie will work with Sara Patalita on this project.

The meeting adjourned and the members did a tour of the building as a possibility for the Hedge School headquarters. There will be a report on the tour at the next meeting.

Hedge School Committee Meeting
April 3, 2009
Allen County Public Library

Meeting was chaired by Leslie Raymer. The meeting was opened with announcements by members:
1. April 26th Crime Victims Rights Anti Violence meeting
2. April 28th – Homeward Bound
3. April 21st Holocaust Remembrance
4. April 18th Dance Collective

Committee reports:
Techy Team: the team is organizing – Andy and Sara
They will develop a survey to gauge interest/ways to engage with local nonprofits. They will have others on their technology committee.

Space and Priorities: Committee visited local building for possible Hedge School use. They reported they thought the space was good. Suggestion was made that the next meeting of the Hedge School Committee be held at that location. Also suggested was that some members of the committee take a field trip to Lansing, Mich. and visit their library/museum. Perhaps a trip to a similar place in Indianapolis could be arranged.

Leslie Raymer and Denice Beights reported that through conversations with Catherine from the Cinema Center, movies concerning women and our issues could be shown at the Center. Perhaps on Wednesday nights starting in the fall and continuing through rest of 2009 and spring of 2010. Someone from the Hedge School committee could lead discussions after the film. Anyone with suggestions of films should give their ideas to Denice. There also might be a monthly gathering for people to discuss issues concerning women, led by members of the Hedge School Committee.

Pay Equity Day is April 28th.

Joan Uebelhoer is going to do the three sessions about Herstory, Socialization, and Plans for Cure with the women’s group at the Center for Nonviolence. Anyone who would like to work with her is asked to contact her.

Leslie announced that the Brochure for the Hedge School activities is almost ready for distribution.

The next meeting will be held May 1st at the proposed building.

Meeting adjourned.