Subject: International Women's Day Newsletter
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014 1:57:11 PM
This Friday we will be celebrating International Women’s Day at Friday Morning Coffee! Instead of a regular Friday coffee, we will have a potluck brunch. So please feel free to skip breakfast at home, but bring a dish to share and we will all have a meal together while listening to traditional Korean and Chinese music as well as enjoying a performance with Cris and the I-Center Toddler Choir. Everyone is invited!!
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
International Women's Day is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet Bloc. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.
To learn more about International Women’s Day, please see:
Some important links:
1. FRIDAY MORNING COFFEE – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
At the I-Center
This Friday we will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a potluck brunch. Please bring a dish to share, it can be anything: a cake, fruit, a salad, sushi, a pasta dish, spring rolls, an omelet, something sweet or something salty. There will be performances by Hani and Hui on traditional Korean and Chinese Instruments. Also, Cris and her I-Center toddler Choir will perform a few songs. Everyone is invited! Hope to see you then
This is informal gathering is an ideal way to meet other spouses and learn about the many options for enriching your stay in the Stanford area. Join us every Friday, between 10 a.m. and noon! We each bring a snack or fruit or juice to go with the drinks provided by the I-Center. Volunteers are always needed to help set -up (at 9:45 a.m.) and put away afterwards! Everyone (with and without children, new and returning) is equally welcome. Conversation tables offer an informal way to meet others, practice English and share experiences.
SINGING FOR KIDS WITH CRIS
Come and join our singing circle every Friday at 11:00h as part of Friday Morning Coffee at tha Back Lounge. We include songs, fingerplays and movement for all kids ages. You are all welcome to join us and bring your own favorite songs to our circle!
2. BECHTEL BOOK CLUB
Monday, March 3
Book of the month: Tales of the City (vol. 1), by Armistead Maupin
Fancy reading a local classic set in San Francisco? Our next book for Book Club is exactly that! It's called 'Tales of the City' and has been described as "an extended love letter to a magical San Francisco". We'll be meeting on Monday 3rd March, 7.15-8.45pm to discuss the book. If you'd like to join us or if you have any questions, please drop an email to Jessica a firstname.lastname@example.org
The Book Club meets once a month on Monday evenings for a friendly and informal discussion of a novel we have read. It's a great way to think more deeply about why you loved or disliked a particular book, and to hear different perspectives on it from other Book Club members. Novels are chosen by Book Club members, so you will have a chance to put forward books for discussion that you are particularly interested in reading. The Book Club is also open to partners.
3. EXERCISE GROUP
Tuesday, March 4
I-Center back yard
This Tuesday we are planning to dedicate our class to running. Please wear active wear and running shoes. We will be waiting for you at 3.30 at Bechtel's backyard.
Again we can store our backpacks in the Kitchen of the I-Center. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!
4. iTHRIVE WORKSHOP: EATING WELL WITH LITTLE TIME: THE WHAT AND HOW OF HEALTH EATING
6:00 – 7:00pm
Free with healthy & tasty snacks!
Come and listen to advice, ask questions and learn from one of Stanford's nutritionists as she discusses how to manage healthy eating with a busy schedule!
ALL International Graduate Students and International Spouses are invited. Bring your friends and spouses! FREE snacks will be provided!
With Vivian H. Crisman, MPS, RD. This event is hosted by the Bechtel Center and IThrive @ Vaden Health Center.
5. BABIES AND TODDLERS GROUP:
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 pm
Patio at the I-Center
If you're looking for buddies for your baby/toddler to play with and you also want to make connections with other parents at Stanford, you're all welcome to the group. We meet every Wednesday at Bechtel's patio at 10:30h. We have a singing together activity at 10:45h, then free play inside or outside (depending on the weather) and we finish with story time! Bring a song or a tale from you own country and explain it to all of us (you can bring a book, or puppets, ...whatever you want!!!) it would be wonderful for our kids to hear tales and sing songs from all around the world! And it's also a nice experience for moms too. Contact Cris (email@example.com) with questions or suggestions.
6. HIKING GROUP
Wednesday, March 5
Coyote Hills Regional Park
RSVP required 2 days prior to each hike:firstname.lastname@example.org
The next hike will be on Wednesday, March 5, at Coyote Hills Regional Park, in the East Bay Regional Park District. It's an easy 5.1 mile loop across marsh and grassy hills. It's totally exposed to the sun, so don't forget you sun cream and hats. We will meet at 10:00 am in the parking lot in front of the Cine Arts Theater in Palo Alto Square, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Please note good physical fitness & sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Also suggested are: snacks/lunch, water, sunscreen & sunglasses, a raincoat, hat, camera, & binoculars if available. For more information and to join the hiking email list please contact Helena & Céline (email@example.com). Fee: Gas contribution. Hike and Transportation is each person’s own responsibility.
7. FILM SCREENING: TWO DAYS IN PARIS
Sunday, March 9
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Home made French yogurt cake will be served, made by the French Student Association :)
This film is about two days in the relationship of a New York based couple - a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack - as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out, - they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English-speaking parents, flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing?
For more information see: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0841044/
8. HAAS CENTER LECTURE: GRO BRUNDTLAND
Wednesday, March 12
At the Haas Center
Free but RSVP please
The Haas Center is pleased to invite you to the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture with Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former prime minister of Norway and the current deputy chair of The Elders, on Wednesday, March 12, beginning with a reception at 4:00pm in Paul Brest Hall (East). The lecture will begin at 5:00pm. If you can attend, please RSVP here:
Learn more about Dr. Brundtland and her upcoming visit at Stanford here: https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/haas/news/brundtland
I wish you a great week and hopefully see you soon at the I-Center!
Classes and Programs for Stanford Spouses & Families
Bechtel International Center
584 Capistrano Way
Stanford, CA 94305
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Karin Baage, Coordinator of Spouse Classes & Programs firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource Center for International Families http://icenter.stanford.edu/families/resources.html
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