WREI UPDATE Issue 16
DID YOU KNOW?
Of Hollywood's top ten "Boxoffice Bankables" in 2002, only one was a woman--Julia Roberts. Way down the list were Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, and NicoleKidman.
WOMEN IN THE MILITARY: WHERE THEY STAND
Thanks to a grant
from the McCormick Tribune Foundation, WREI has prepared a fourth edition
of "Women in the Military: Where They Stand." This one-of-a-kind
resource has been updated to include the most recent data on women's
status in the U.S. military services, a chronology of significant legal
and policy changes
women are vital to national security. Since the publication of the third
edition in this series in November 2000, they have participated with
distinction in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and in Operation
Iraqi Freedom. Women in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast
Guard have shown the nation that they have what it takes to handle the
opportunities opened to them in the mid-90s aboard combat ships, in
combat aircraft, and in ground combat support
As more data become available on their participation in these two operations, WREI will publish an addendum sheet to make sure you have the latest information. We will also put more of the facts and figures from this booklet on our website www.wrei.org and keep them updated.
Copies of "Women in the Military: Where They Stand" can be purchased for $3.00 from WREI's website, www.wrei.org, or by calling Lory Manning at 703-812-7990.
DOROTHY HEIGHT RELEASES HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY
At 92, Dr. Dorothy Height, civil rights activist, president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women, and founding WREI board member, has written her memoirs. Maya Angelou gave her a hand in "Open Wide the Freedom Gates."
On Thursday evening, June 12th, Dr. Height will talk with Gwen Ifill about her life of service and leadership. This conversation will take place at The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. General admission is $13.00. Call 202-786-2034 for information and reservations.
REMEMBERING MARTHA GRIFFITHS, FIRST PRESIDENT OF WREI'S BOARD
All at WREI are
saddened by the death on April 22nd of Martha Wright Griffiths, a
CLOSING NOTE TO ONCE AND CURRENT WREI FELLOWS
If you are interested in participating in a fall reunion in Washington, please let us know right away. Email Susan Scanlan at firstname.lastname@example.org.