The Valley Women’s Club of San Lorenzo Valley

DANCE as Isadora Duncan Danced!

Learn from Lois Flood! Workshop Sunday, November 16, 2 pm The enormous success of our presentation on Isadora Duncan, Icon of Freedom for Women, presented by Duncan expert Lois Flood at Park Hall last January, stimulated the idea for a second program where participants could actually learn dance in the style of Isadora Duncan. Ms

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Bring Back Our Girls, and VET-NET

WOMEN”S ISSUES UPDATE Sheila DeLany, Women’s Issues Committee Chair On July 1, I took part in the #Bring Back Our Girls rally in front of Santa Cruz City Hall. The rally was organized by Stephanie Milton, UCSC Women’s Center Director, and sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Women’s Commission, among others. Speakers addressed a range

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Midwifery Takes Another Legislative Step

AB 1308 Passed By Stephanie Sakasai Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1308 into law on October 9, 2013. After more than two decades of and backed by numerous studies demonstrating the general safety and costs savings associated with home births, the midwives successfully resolved the long standing resistance to change in 2013 lobbying for the

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A Bit of Mothers’ Day History

Anna Jarvis Founded the Day to Honor Her Mother, but… One nice thing about the internet is the opportunity to go into greater depth about things we take for granted, like Mothers’ Day. According to an interesting article on the mental floss website, Mothers’ Day founder, Anna Jarvis, was later disillusioned by the commercialism of

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