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Upcoming Events: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day in March

February 25, 2011

Remember, March is Women’s History Month

Secretary Clinton Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day with Events the Week of March 7-11

The Department of State and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8 with a series of events that week.

On Monday, March 7, Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks at the launch of the 100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges, spearheaded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, at the Department of State.

On Tuesday, March 8, Secretary Clinton will host the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Department of State. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer and other U.S. and foreign dignitaries will also participate.

On Wednesday, March 9, Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks at the launch of a new maternal and child health initiative between USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Governments of Norway, Grand Challenges Canada and the World Bank at the Ronald Reagan Building. USAID Administrator Raj Shah, Melinda Gates, and other representatives from the partner organizations will also participate.

On Friday, March 11, Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks to the 2011 Women of the World Summit, at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Thain permalink
    February 25, 2011 12:33 pm

    Very cool, thanks for the info. I sort of forgot March was women’s history month.

  2. HillaryFan permalink
    February 25, 2011 1:44 pm

    Woo hoo Stacy, thanks for the heads up!

  3. Tovah permalink
    February 25, 2011 7:27 pm

    Thanks for the info. Stacy- be sure to remind us as the events get close 🙂

  4. PCFS permalink
    February 26, 2011 9:48 am

    Stacy,thanks so much for the information posted above. These events are most important to her. The Secretary has so much on her plate right now.

  5. Carolyn-Rodham permalink
    February 26, 2011 11:37 am

    This is why I love Hillary even if I don’t agree with every foreign policy decision she makes:
    Is there another women on this planet who could fill her shoes at an event like this? Anyone else who comes even close in brains, eloquence, command of the subject, passion about the cause, and career-long commitment to the rights of women and children? And here’s the truly scary question to me — especially after reading the NY Times editorial yesterday on the Republicans “War on Women” : Can you name a single other woman in the US today, any woman even on the horizon for the next 30 years, who has anywhere near her credibility as a candidate for President? Cue the deafening silence.

    Hillary, if you decide to leave public office after your term as SOS, I’ll understand. You’ve fought the long, hard fight and you’ve had a wonderful career in public service I hope you’ll look back on with a richly deserved sense of pride and accomplishment. But I think if you do retire, this Baby Boomer will never see a woman elected President in my lifetime. Which is such an appalling, demoralizing thought.

  6. PCFS permalink
    February 26, 2011 12:40 pm

    Carolyn, I so agree with you. I know that in my lifetime I will never see a women in the oval office. However HRC came so close. I do not believe that any other woman will ever even come that close again and crack that glass ceiling. How sad and appalling is right.

  7. SirJohn permalink
    February 26, 2011 3:05 pm

    Here’s an event that Hillary won’t find time to make it to- the J Street conference that just started:

    She seems to always find time to go to every right wing Jewish-Israeli shindig- AIPAC, AJC, Saban Center blah, blah blah.

    Interesting that a supposedly liberal, democratic admin. basically shuns a Jewish, pro-Israel group that is perfectly in line with the admin’s own policies. Or it’s supposed policies. You know, stopping settlements. Oh but that’s right, we vetoed the condemnation of settlements at the UN. So much for that. Senator Clinton said the settlements, the security fence were just fine and that Jerusalem should never be divided. Arabs don’t trust Hillary- never have, never will. They know a Israel Lobby hack when they see one. She’s done nothing but pander to the Israel Lobby since she set her sights on NY. Of course, her husband’s administration became infested with lobby hacks- he knew who would fund his campaigns. Too bad Obama didn’t select a SOS with more positive ties with the Arab world. He’s a big disappointment.

    • February 26, 2011 5:49 pm

      Needless to say I don’t agree with your analysis although I do agree that it’s unfortunate, and ironic, that the administration is afraid of sending a major figure to appear at a conference of a pro-Israel Jewish org that basically has the exact same views as the US govt supposedly does on Israel.

      J Street, of which Micah and I are members, believes in the two state solution in order to secure Israel’s long-term security and they believe that settlements are an obstacle to peace. The fact that the I-Lobby has successfully been able to use their political clout to encourage (or threaten?) members of Congress, members of the media, the WH not to appear at ANY J-Street conferences shows just how extreme a position AIPAC, AJC, the ADL have on Israel. Only when the larger Jewish community steps up to the plate and demands that this short-sighted fear-mongering from AIPAC etc. stop will there be real domestic support for the Mideast peace process, without which a resolution is not possible irrespective of what Israel or the Palestinians do. The Israel Lobby has been engaging in a well-organized smear campaign not only of J-Street but of anyone who holds similar views. Just read Jennifer Rubin’s blog over at the WaPo and you’ll see what I mean. Rubin is not a “conservative blogger”- she’s a far right wing neocon and her sole interest is Israel- every day she is smearing anyone who disagrees with the far right Likud line. She smears J-Street, Obama, Hillary and anyone who dares to take political risks to move the peace process forward.

      The irony is that the so-called “pro-Israel” lobby (AIPAC etc) aren’t really pro-Israel. The people who truly care about Israel’s long-term security are those of us who understand that friends don’t let friends drive drunk- refusing to speak truthfully to Israel about it’s self-defeating, dangerous policies is tantamount to giving them license to slowly destroy themselves from the inside out, while taking us with them. The real danger to Israel is not Iran or Hamas or Hezbollah, it’s a slow, steady retreat from its democratic principles and belief that all problems can be solved with violence rather than diplomacy. Hamas too makes that same mistake. The IDF no longer simply targets armed militias but now also civilians and tries to prevent the peaceful resistance to occupation. That’s not how a democracy acts. The US govt’s enabling of this behavior, just like most enabling, will result in bad outcome for both the US and Israel.

      The US influence in the Middle East is waning- we no longer can expect to call ALL the shots. The Arab uprisings may not result in Egypt tearing up a peace treaty or open war with Israel (because Egypt doesn’t want war), but Israel and the US may no longer have a blank check to strangle Gaza and continue the Occupation for years to come. It’s unlikely that a democratic Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Jordan will rubber stamp US and Israeli policies in the region because leaders will be accountable to their people and their people are tired of the occupation. Unfortunately, it seems like no one in Congress our the admin. has a backup plan for to deal with the reality of the rise of political Islam. It’s doubtful that Egypt will end up like Iran but it is possible that a democracy similar to Turkey will result.

  8. Carolyn-Rodham permalink
    February 26, 2011 3:14 pm

    Bah humbug. I love Hillary even if I don’t agree with every foreign policy decision she makes.

  9. March 20, 2013 8:54 pm

    100 years crazy.

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