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50 Women, Book One at Book Passage – July 18

On July 18, Pauline, Nwe and I spoke at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA.

Pauline and Nwe read from their stories in 50 Women, Book One, discussing political and social upheaval in Burma and Cameroon. Pauline discussed her many stories of hardship to elevate herself out of poverty and to educate herself by learning to speak French. Nwe discussed the continuously brewing instability in Burma and her hope for her ethnic group, the Rakhine. Overall, both women stole the show and audience members descended upon them with questions, teary-eyed comments and book signing requests. Below are some photos of the event. The entire album can be found here on the 50 Women Project Flickr page.

Jessica Buchleitner and Pauline Stangl at Book Passage

Jessica Buchleitner and Pauline Stangl at Book Passage

Nwe Oo speaks at Book Passage

Nwe Oo speaks at Book Passage

Pauline Stangl speaks at Book Passage

Pauline Stangl speaks at Book Passage

Jessica Buchleitner discussing 50 Women, Book One

Jessica Buchleitner discussing 50 Women, Book One

From left: Nwe Oo, Jessica Buchleitner and Pauline Stangl

From left: Nwe Oo, Jessica Buchleitner and Pauline Stangl

50 Women, Book One at Book Passage

50 Women, Book One at Book Passage

Jessica Buchleitner at Book Passage

Jessica Buchleitner at Book Passage

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Book Passage – July 18

Book Passage has served the Bay Area for more than 30 years, providing the community with an array of author events, writing and language classes, and highly-respected annual conferences. They have hosted Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright, Eve Ensler, Carlos Santana, John Waters and Nick Hornby to name a few!

Now they are hosting an event for 50 Women, Book One Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 PM!  Click here for details and join me and a few of the contributing women.

A New York Times-reporting bookstore, they offer a wide variety of books ranging from children’s literature to travel guides, from top-selling fiction to mystery novels, and they continue to work diligently with community and nonprofit organizations as well as universities.

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Women’s History Month

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50 Women, Book One in the women’s history month section at Books Inc.!

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Jessica Buchleitner in traditional Burmese Rahaiking dress in front of Books Inc. – Berkeley, CA store with 50 Women, Book One

 

 

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United Nations CSW 59 and 50 Women, Book One

After four years of attending the annual Commission on the Status of Women meetings at the United Nations, it was finally a long awaited honor to be able to present 50 Women, Book One there. I attended the conference with two contributors- Nwe Oo and Siobhan Neilland (Book Two). I will soon be publishing a debrief with all of the updated activity of member states towards the 20 year review of the Beijing Platform for Action. Until then, some photos from the conference are available below or you can view the complete album here.

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Jessica Buchleitner at United Nations General Assembly building

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Jessica Buchleitner, Nwe Oo at the United Nations CSW59

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WIN Board Officers – Nwe Oo, Lenka Belkova and Jessica Buchleitner

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Speaking on panel about 50 Women, Book One with WNN at United Nations

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United Nations CSW 59 panel

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Contributor Photos – 50 Women, Book One

The last 9 months have been quite the journey with 50 Women, Book One out that I have managed to get a few photos of the contributors with the book. Of course these are only a handful as there are 30 women in this book. Perhaps one day I will have a photo of all of them together! More posts to come.

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From left – Boona Cheema, Jessica Buchleitner, Nwe Oo, Masha Maslova

 

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Masha Maslova signing 50 Women, Book One

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Padma Shandas and Jessica Buchleitner

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Nwe Oo with 50 Women, Book One

 

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Jazz Vocalist Thuy Linh and Jessica Buchleitner

 

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Jessica Buchleitner and Editor Nancee Adams- Taylor

 

 

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Jessica and Pauline at Books Inc.

 

To see all photos, please visit the full album here.

 

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