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April 25, 2007

Women Make Less 1 Year After College

NEW YORK (AP) - Women make only 80 percent of the salaries their male peers do one year after college; after 10 years in the work force, the gap between their pay widens further, according to a study released Monday. The study, by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, found that 10 years after college, women earn only 69 percent of what men earn. Even after controlling for hours, occupation, parenthood, and other factors known to affect earnings, the study found that one-quarter of the pay gap remains unexplained. The group said that portion of the gap is ''likely due to sex discrimination.'' ''Over time, the unexplained portion of the pay gap grows,'' the group said in a news release. Catherine Hill, the organization's director of research, said: ''Part of the wage difference is a result of people's choices, another part is employer's assumptions of what people's choices will be. ... Employers assume that young women are going to leave the work force when they have children, and, therefore, don't promote them.'' The organization found that women's scholastic performance was not reflected in their compensation. Women have slightly higher grade point averages than men in every major, including science and math. But women who attend highly selective colleges earn the same as men who attend minimally selective colleges, according to the study. Link

Posted by cat at 02:36 PM

April 24, 2007

ITP Spring Show 2007

Interactive Telecommunications Program | Tisch School of the Arts | New York University
A festival of interactive sight, sound and technology from the student artists and innovators at ITP, free and open to the public. Tuesday, May 8, 5-9 pm / Wednesday, May 9, 5-9 pm. More here.

Posted by cat at 09:14 PM

CRAFTIVITY: 40 Projects for the DIY LIfestyle

Want to know how to crochet a skull? It's included in a book by Flat designer Tsia Carson,
that promises:
- 40 how to projects made by the brightest stars on the alt D.I.Y. scene
- Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and photos.
- Lots of projects for the beginner as well as the seasoned maker.
- Projects are actually fun to make.
- Detailed explanation of techniques used
- Showcases of inspirational work that expands the idea of D.I.Y.
- Smartly designed and stunningly visual with photography and illustration throughout.

Read more here

Posted by cat at 08:58 PM

Knitted Homes of Crime

Artist Freddie Robins will exhibit "Knitted Homes of Crime" in the "Crimes of Omission" exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia from April 20 - August 5, 2007. ICA link.

Posted by cat at 06:36 PM


A Conference to Promote Justice in Factories and Fields
Columbia Law School, New York City
April 27-29, 2007 [7PM Friday - 5PM Sunday]

REGISTER NOW at http://www.sweatfree.org/conference

Presenters include:
Cathy Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity
Lucas Benitez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Reverend Noelle Damico, Presbyterian Church USA's Campaign for Fair Food
Jim Keady and Leslie Kretzu, Educating for Justice
Julia Quinonez, Comite Fronterizo de Obreros, Mexico
Marc Rodrigues, Student/Farmworker Alliance
Ngai Lung Tai, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM),
Hong Kong ....and many more!

Registration: $50-100 sliding scale; students & un(der)employed - $25-75
sliding scale. Plus, some scholarships still available -- contact us for more info.

Posted by cat at 06:06 PM

April 16, 2007

Adrian Piper, Everything Will be Taken Away #10

This philosophical duration performance invites hundreds of volunteers to apply a henna tattoo to their foreheads bearing the title text and to keep a journal of their experiences. Written in reverse, the message is readable when seen through the reflection of a mirror - and lasts about 2 weeks. The henna will be applied on May 1 & 2 (Location to be announced). Part of SIX ACTIONS FOR NEW YORK CITY at Creative Time

Posted by cat at 11:26 AM

Busy Beaver Button Contest


Vote here ... 6 more days. About company: "Once upon a time, in the year 1995, a button company was born in the town of Bloomington, Indiana. It was called "Li'l One Inch Button Co," and was conceived by a student named Christen (Carter). She soon realized that there was more than just "a little" demand for 1 inch pins and wanted to start doing other sizes so the name changed to Busy Beaver Button Co. Throughout its youth, Busy Beaver traveled from Bloomington, to San Francisco and finally put down its roots in Chicago in 1998."

Posted by cat at 11:18 AM

April 10, 2007

"...perseverance has yeilded results"

Amsterdam, April 10, 2007 - Survivors and families of the 64 workers killed in the collapse of the Spectrum garment factory two years ago received their first payment on April 1 from a fund set up by some of the European companies sourcing at the factory that will compensate them for loss of income, reports the Clean Clothes Campaign. The factory, located in Bangladesh, produced for such major European companies as KarstadtQuelle, Carrefour, and Inditex (Zara).

Continue reading ""...perseverance has yeilded results""

Posted by cat at 07:40 PM

April 05, 2007

KnitKnit Seven

Posted by cat at 04:01 PM