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Fonda will speak at "Opening Doors" conference for girls
Bozeman Chronicle ^ | 2005/01/23 | Chronicle Staff

Posted on 01/22/2005 10:55:35 PM PST by Brian328i

Girls For A Change, a group of Bozeman High School girls, have been busy creating an educational and inspirational one-day conference for high school-age girls and actress/activist Jane Fonda has agreed to be the keynote speaker.

The conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Montana State University Strand Union Building.

"Opening Doors" is designed to help girls build a future in which they are economically self-sufficient and successful in all aspects of their lives -- personal, academic, and professional lives.

The planning committee's invitation to Fonda to be the keynote speaker "elicited a speedy and enthusiastic response," according to a prepared statement.

A two-time Oscar-winning actress, Fonda now focuses on girl's reproductive health and building resiliency in girls and boys by addressing destructive gender stereotypes. She has traveled extensively in the developing world on behalf of these issues.

The conference will include panel discussions, workshops, and art and movement activities.

With the help of professional and inspirational business women, the girls will learn strategies to critique stereotypes in the media, communicate more effectively and overcome stress and anxiety. They will also will explore their individuality, self-awareness, and confidence through creative writing, yoga, and improvisation.

Founded in January 1997 in Bozeman by 16 girls and their female mentors, Girls for a Change is devoted to supporting and encouraging the successful development of local girls.

"This group of girls is fabulous," Beth Nave, a program coordinator for Prevent Child Abuse Inc., who has served as liaison between the girls' planning committee, the adult planning committee and sponsors.

"They are excited to learn about the opportunities and resources available to them in their local community as well as the greater world and want to share that information with their peers."

The event is sponsored by Montana State University, Prevent Child Abuse, Inc. and Turner Youth Initiative.

The conference costs $5 for students, including snacks and lunch, and scholarships are available. Registration closes Feb. 10. Registration forms are available at local high schools.

The general public is invited to the noon luncheon with keynote speaker Jane Fonda; the cost for the lunch is $20.

For more information, call 585-7929 or e-mail cap@bridgeband.com


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This is horrible! At my school too. :(

There is a College Republican meeting on Monday, maybe this is something to do with it. What do you expect from LIBERAL Montana (don't kid yourself).

1 posted on 01/22/2005 10:55:36 PM PST by Brian328i
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"Opening Doors" is designed to help girls build a future in which they are economically self-sufficient and successful in all aspects of their lives

In other words, render the girls into completely unattractive women.

2 posted on 01/22/2005 10:57:48 PM PST by silent_jonny (LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF ALL THOSE THAT THREATEN IT)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Montana news ping


3 posted on 01/22/2005 10:57:51 PM PST by Brian328i (Skimmed Oil for Food money is used to kill innocent Iraqis, where's the "No Blood for Oil" outrage?)
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To: Brian328i
Helping girls to become comfortable with abortion as Jesus'
will for their lives?
4 posted on 01/22/2005 10:58:01 PM PST by unspun (unspun.info | Did U work your precinct, churchmembers, etc. for good votes?)
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To: Brian328i
Sorry for your friends and family members, I would shudder if that POS were to try to influence my children.
5 posted on 01/22/2005 10:58:59 PM PST by ChicagoRighty (Surrounded by libbies and damn tired of it!)
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To: silent_jonny

"In other words, render the girls into completely unattractive women."

You find women who want to learn self reliance and be able to take of themselves without a man to be unattractive? That speaks volumes about you. As a woman I find you to be unattractive.


6 posted on 01/22/2005 11:01:04 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: Brian328i

Perhaps the campus conservatives couls crash the party?


7 posted on 01/22/2005 11:01:24 PM PST by AVNevis (You are never too young to stand up for America)
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To: ChicagoRighty

How much longer til jane croaks? I'm only 31 and i'm tired of hearing of her. ;)


8 posted on 01/22/2005 11:01:50 PM PST by 1FASTGLOCK45
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She'll do that to a person. Hypocrite that she is.
9 posted on 01/22/2005 11:03:26 PM PST by ChicagoRighty (Surrounded by libbies and damn tired of it!)
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To: marajade

You're misunderstanding what I said. There's nothing wrong with teaching self-reliance, but Jane Fonda wants to turn these girls into feminists. Please show me an attractive feminist.


10 posted on 01/22/2005 11:06:39 PM PST by silent_jonny (LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF ALL THOSE THAT THREATEN IT)
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To: Brian328i

Sorry, couldn't resist.

11 posted on 01/22/2005 11:09:56 PM PST by martin_fierro (</pith>)
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To: silent_jonny

"but Jane Fonda wants to turn these girls into feminists."

She does? I can hardly believe that would be her goal... turning young in Bozeman, Montana into feminists.


12 posted on 01/22/2005 11:12:29 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: marajade

Bah, Bozeman, MT isn't exactly all that conservative...


13 posted on 01/22/2005 11:13:22 PM PST by Brian328i (Skimmed Oil for Food money is used to kill innocent Iraqis, where's the "No Blood for Oil" outrage?)
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I'm a conservative woman and my husband is a very conservative man. He found those traits upon which Fonda will speak as attractive in me.

Bozeman, Montana not very conservative? Please.


14 posted on 01/22/2005 11:15:27 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: marajade
You find women who want to learn self reliance and be able to take of themselves without a man to be unattractive? That speaks volumes about you. As a woman I find you to be unattractive.
Well, in relation to this conference, there was this lovely tidbit also:
A two-time Oscar-winning actress, Fonda now focuses on girl's reproductive health and building resiliency in girls and boys by addressing destructive gender stereotypes.
 
Mightn't a girl believing she needs to be attractive be considered to be one succumbing to a "destructive gender stereotype"?

15 posted on 01/22/2005 11:16:05 PM PST by AnnaZ (Repent. The end is nigh. Again.)
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To: Brian328i

How fast can folks there get these installed?
16 posted on 01/22/2005 11:17:53 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: marajade

Montana is not as conservative as everyone thinks. I have no idea where you get that impression. Bozeman in itself is not, the surrounding area is due to the abundance of farmers/ranchers is conservative. And being a college town, the number of liberals is even higher.


17 posted on 01/22/2005 11:18:01 PM PST by Brian328i (Skimmed Oil for Food money is used to kill innocent Iraqis, where's the "No Blood for Oil" outrage?)
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To: RandallFlagg

18 posted on 01/22/2005 11:19:15 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Brian328i

http://network.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2004/general/by_county/pres/MT.html?SITE=MTBOZELN&SECTION=POLITICS

Bush carried the county in which Bozeman resides 56 to 41. Not conservative?


19 posted on 01/22/2005 11:19:57 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: RandallFlagg

Now why didn't the first one show up the last time?

Oh, well. Y'all get the idea.


20 posted on 01/22/2005 11:19:58 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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