Millionth Circle


March 10-13

Circling the UN 2014

March 10-13, 12 noon-1pm: Women’s  and  Girls’  Circle  
UN Cafeteria. Sit in Circle for a restful opportunity to: collect our wisdom, share information, get to know one another and our interests, plan for future connections. Sponsored by Millionth Circle, International Public Policy Institute and
others. Everyone welcome!

Monday,  March  10,  4:30  p.m.:  “What  Will  It  Take  to  have  a  UN  Global Conference  on  Women (5WCW)”
Y-Hall of the Armenian Convention Center (630 2nd Ave, NY)
Panelists: Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, former Under Secretary-General, former Security Council President, Initiator of SC Resolution #1325; Nyaradzayi Gumbonizvanda, President NGO Committee on the Status of Women--Geneva, General Secretary World YWCA: Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, author, The Millionth Circle, 5WCW advocate. Moderator:  Rosemary  Williams,  founder  and  CEO  Women’s Perspective. Sponsoring  Organizations:  Pathways  To  Peace, Women’s  World  Summit  Foundation,  Earth  Child Institute, International Public Policy Institute.

Monday, March 10 at 6:15 pm: It Takes a Village: Expanding our success in the fight against Human Trafficking
Armenian Convention Center, Ballroom B, 630 2nd Avenue
Human Trafficking exists in every country in the world. This panel will address strategies to empower attendees to create movements to eradicate Human Trafficking in their own communities. Panelists will discuss education, policy, immigration, funding and collaboration.
Moderator: Sister/Dr. Anele Heiges; Panelists: Dr. AnnJanette Alejano-Steele, Sister Michele Morek and Dr. Sharon L. Sullivan. Sponsored by the International Public Policy Institute.

Monday, March 10, 6:15pm FEMME the Movie: Women Healing the World
Y-Hall of the Armenian Convention Center (630 2nd Ave, NY)
Speakers: Emmanual Itier, the director who envisioned and created this documentary, Jean Shinoda Bolen, advocate for 5WCW. Film narrated by actress Sharon Stone, features women around the world who are actively involved in transforming and healing global problems: Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Riane Eisler, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Maire Maguire, Rickie Lee Jones, Gloria Steinem, and many others. Influential women discuss religion, science, history, politics and entertainment - and the solutions to the multiple crisis we face throughout the world. FEMME focuses on utilizing a feminine approach with nurturing energy to inspire a new hope for the future..

Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. “Remembering  the  Sacred  Heart  of  Your  Activism: An Evening of Prayer,  Reflection  and  Inspiration”
The Hospitality Space - Episcopal Church Center - 815 2nd Avenue (between 43rd and 44th) An evening of prayers from many faith traditions and circle dialogue affirming our commitment to the women and girls of the world. Sponsoring  organizations:  Women  of  Spirit  and  Faith,  Women’s  Task  Force  at  the  Parliament  of  the  World’s  Religions,  Gather  the Women Global Matrix, Millionth Circle, We Are Enough and others. RSVP to

Wednesday, March 12, 5-6 PM: International Public Policy Institute WOMEN RISING Silent Meditation
Nigeria U.N. Mission, 21st Floor, 44th St. and 2nd Ave
Silent Meditation at Nigerian Embassy led by Anele Heiges, Pam Rajput of India and Rev. Lakeesha Walrond of Harlem, at the end of which each person can name a person, an event or an intention. Anele always speaks the intention to have a UN 5WCW. This is the IPPI regular Working Group that meets every month on the 2nd
Wednesday-not a parallel event. Sponsored by the International Public Policy Institute.

Thursday, March 13, 10:30 am: Implementing Women and Girl's Circles: A tool to vitalize progress with the Millennium Development Goals
Hardin Room, Church Center
Interactive workshop for individuals to share with each other their progress, problems and solutions. Circle experience and tools for taking home. Celebration of Women and Girls Millionth Circle Parallel Event, sponsored by Earth Child Institute, co-sponsored by International Public Policy Institute,  Women’s  World  Summit  Foundation,  Millionth Circle,  Circle  Connections,  We  Are Enough, Gather The Women, Working Group on Girls, Women of Spirit and Faith.

Thursday, March 13, 4-6 pm: Calling all Women and Girl Dreamers!
Episcopal Church Center Chapel, 815 2nd Ave., NY 10017, Between 43rd and 44th St.
Come join us in the women’s  sacred  circle where every voice is heard and supported. We will dream the great dream that we learn to live in harmony with nature and achieve gender equality so that every woman and girl lives in a healthy and sustainable environment. Indigenous Grandmothers will call the circle co-creating with us a sacred place to voice our dreams. Women and girls are encouraged to bring a symbol of their dream for the sacred center. We will conclude with a blessing of our dreams as we move forth with the support of one another.

Circle Connections, We Are Enough, Millionth Circle, Earth Child Institute, International Public Policy Institute,  Women’s  World  Summit  Foundation,  Gather  The  Women, Working  Group  on  Girls,  Women  of  Spirit  and Faith, Circles Work, Grandmothers Circle the Earth, and more.

Saturday March 15 at 12:30 p.m.: Resource Sharing: Encouragement and Support for Worldwide  Women’s Empowerment
United Nations Chapel

Rita  Luthra,  M.D.  President  Womens  Health  and  Education  Center  "Making  a  Difference”

Getrude  Matashe CEO Africa Alive Foundation for HIV Orphans in Zimbabe" Empowering African Women Leaders for a New Vision  of  the  Continents  Health, Education,  Wealth  and Future”  

Robin  Korth  “Technology  for  The  birthing of effective Renegades;" Jeanne Cox "Helping women find their voice;"

Louisa Wu "Corporate Cultures and Access to Support;" Miche Redhorse, Navajo Nation "The need for Developing Mentoring and leadership relationships in local communities, the challenge of tradition and fear"

Julie Hegle, LLD
"Addressing  the  legal,  emotional  and  political  issues  of  violence  against women.”  
This will be an opportunity to  develop  a  worldwide  virtual  mentoring  group  for  women’s  empowerment.  

Sponsored by the International Public Policy Institute.

Saturday, March 15, 9-4: Peace  Symposium,  “Weaving  the  Blanket  of  Peace”
Saint Joseph of the Holy Family Church in Harlem, 405 W. 125th St.
Grandmothers and a Grandfather from the Four directions share personal stories of achieving the Millennium Development Goals, Songs, Ceremony, teachings from many people and places, acknowledging the ancestors and remembering the children of the seventh generation will remind us of our reason for our commitment to the
future….There  will  be  a  pause  in  the  afternoon  for  a  lunch  provided  by  the Grandmothers  and  Co-sponsors. This will be a time for relaxed conversations around the circle. A $20 donation warmly accepted. No one turned away.

Sponsors: Grandmothers Circle the Earth, International Public Policy Institute, St Joseph of the Holy Family.


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