Lincoln Corner presents...
IN the United States, March is Women’s History Month in celebration of women and girls in conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8.
In Malaysia, the nationwide network of nine Lincoln Corners will mark the month with exhibitions and programmes for the public.
Concurrently, the Lincoln Corners in Sarawak and Penang ( in Seberang Jaya and George Town) will organise thematic exhibitions and book displays focusing on Women’s History Month. The Lincoln Corner Sarawak will also organise a panel discussion to share the important roles women play in society.
The Lincoln Corner in Ipoh plans to partner with Puspanita ( Persatuan Suri dan Anggota Wanita Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia) to host a talk on “Girls & Women Empowerment”.
In addition, all Lincoln Corners will promote a selection of US library print and multimedia products on women’s history. Among the selections the public may browse at the space and/ or borrow include:
by Betty Friedan – Friedan, world renowned as a transformational leader of the women’s movement and founder of the National Organization for Women, offers fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights relevant till today.
This book has inspirational quotes offering advice and perceptive observations from exceptional women and girls.
by Bonnie G. Smith – This book traces the history of women’s studies in the United States, setting out the main agendas of such studies, exploring the global development of the subject over time, and highlighting their relevance today.
by Karen Finerman – Covering career, money, and love, and dedicated to women readers, this book by the chairwoman of broadcaster CNBC presents advice on everything from getting ahead at work, overcoming failure, to meeting the ideal mate, navigating a work- life balance, and a crash course in taking control of their financial destiny.
edited by Maria M. Ebrahimji and Zahra T. Suratwala – In this book, 40 women under 40, born and raised in the United States, discuss what it means to be a Muslim woman in America.
The Lincoln Corners are American library collections, including print and multimedia, about the United States and its role in global affairs located in the state libraries of Penang in Seberang Jaya and George Town, Alor Setar, the Urban Transformation Centre in Ipoh, Kota Baru, Malacca and Kuching, and the public libraries of Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru. In addition, the Corners offer access to eLibraryUSA, a free database the public can use to research about women, girls and gender equality ( and any other topic).
For more information and updates, follow the US Embassy on Facebook at facebook. com/ usembassykl, on Twitter at @ usembassykl; or visit the Lincoln Corner website at malaysia. usembassy. gov/ Lincoln_ corners. html or send an e- mail inquiry to IRCKualaLumpur@ state. gov.
Look out for Lincoln Corner highlights in Star2’ s Reads pages every first Friday of the month.