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ONLINE Movie Night! Beyond Beijing: The International Women’s Movement and Q+A with Conference Attendees

October 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“The Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace,” a conference convened by the United Nations in September 1995 in Beijing, China, was the largest gathering of women in world history.  Attendance was estimated at between 40,000 and 60,000 women from around the world. 
PO Box Collective collaborates with activists from around Chicago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women with a series of events.
On Friday, October 2nd @ 6:30pm, we kick off the series with a screening of Salome Chasnoff’s BEYOND BEIJING: THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MOVEMENT – one of the few documentaries to emerge from the event. The screening is followed by a Q+A with a panel of women who attended the conference:

Virginia Martinez is an attorney who has spent most of her career in nonprofit work.  She was Executive Director for Mujeres Latinas en Accion when she attended the Beijing Conference.
Josina Wing Morita
is a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.  She is the first Asian American elected to a countywide board in Cook County.  As an urban planner and policy advocate, she brings expertise in equity policy, land use, stormwater and regional planning.
Norma Seledon is a community psychologist, equity trainer, popular educator and nonprofit consultant with a 35 year history of work in nonprofit and leadership development, gender equity and advocacy in education, intimate violence, lgbtq, and racial and gender equity.
Njoki Kamau joined the Women’s Center at Northwestern University in September 1991 as the Associate Director. She previously served as the Director of the Evanston/North Shore YWCA’s Domestic Violence Services program.
Mildred Williamson has more than 25 years of experience in developing and leading public health safety net programs for vulnerable populations. She is the Executive Director of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.
Ranjana Bhargava is an empathetic psychologist who has served immigrants and ethnic population in Chicago with a fervor of care and righteousness.
Salome Chasnoff is a filmmaker and installation who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she also directs the BFA program in Art Education. She is a founding member of the PO Box Collective.
More commemorative events TBA.
Zoom link to the screening:


October 2, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm