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Dallas Women's Foundation is "Troubled" By Results of Latest Study

11 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
The Dallas Women's Foundation today released a study that says, in short, "Women in the Dallas-Fort Worth region are more likely to live in poverty, less likely to own a home, more likely to earn less and less likely to get as far in their careers with equal education than...
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Dallas Women's Foundation Attacks Porn Convention, Pushes Up Other Values

4 years ago by Jim Schutze
I have so many conflicts of interest here, I shouldn’t even open my mouth. But, you know. In a letter to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, the Dallas Women’s Foundation has expressed its “deep concern and disgust” that the Dallas Convention Center will host a porn convention, Exxxotica Expo, on August 7...
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Dallas’ WAAS Gallery Keeps Forging the Way for Women in Art With a New Exhibition

8 days ago by Anna Lowery
Tucked into one of the oldest buildings in South Dallas is WAAS Gallery, a much-needed space where women can exhibit the artwork that they want to make. Women have been struggling to receive as much recognition as men in the art world for as long as art has been a...
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Dallas Artist’s New Exhibition Looks at the Politicization of Black Women’s Bodies

1 month ago by Ana Astri-O'Reilly
“I never really thought art was an option,” says Dallas visual artist Ari Brielle, explaining that societal pressures tricked her into believing that pursuing an artistic career wasn’t viable. Brielle had been making artwork her whole life but started to take it seriously in college after her father mentioned University of North...
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Despite The Dallas Morning News’ Column, There Is a Place for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

7 days ago by Paige Skinner
It’s 2019, and I’m about to tell you something groundbreaking: Women can be anything they want to be. Like, an astronaut or a marketing executive or a newspaper columnist or a mom or a mommy blogger or a farmer or even a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. On Wednesday, Dallas Morning News...
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Women Texas Film Festival Returns to Dallas This Week and Features a Feminist Kissing Booth

1 month ago by Karen Gavis
 A slew of storytellers, leaders and radicals will soon mesh as the Women Texas Film Festival returns to Dallas. The event, which focuses on the work of women in film thro the Lone Star State, is back in the Big D for the fourth time and will run Aug. 15-18. This...
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The New Holocaust and Human Rights Museum in Dallas Allows Visitors to Interview a Survivor

23 days ago by Ana Astri-O'Reilly
The Dallas Holocaust Museum has a new home. The new venue is five times the size of the former location on Record Street. And the changes keep on coming. The museum acquired a new name too. Now it’s the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. The 55,000-square-foot building will open...
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The 21 Best Things to Do in Dallas, Sept. 16-22

5 days ago by Dallas Observer Staff
Monday, September 16 Away from the White House: Presidential RetreatsGeorge W. Bush Presidential Center presents Away from the White House: Presidential Retreats, an exhibition of photographs of various presidential hideaways and homes away from the White House, from Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago. With historical artifacts, like Ronald Reagan’s aviator sunglasses...
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Wardrobes for Rent: Dallas Joins the Trend

18 days ago by Leah Frazier
Earlier this year we witnessed stores like Urban Outfitters, Loft and American Eagle enter the game of wardrobe rentals. Recently coined by Vogue as the “year of the rental”, fashion has taken an interesting turn in 2019, as retailers scramble to grasp that 20-somethings no longer want to own their...
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The 21 Best Things to Do in Dallas, Aug. 26-Sept. 1

26 days ago by Dallas Observer Staff
Monday, August 26 KIFARUEarthxFilm, the environmentally focused film festival, is one of the many efforts by the Trammell Crow-founded EarthX, an organization that unifies environmental activists around the globe. Monday’s screening of KIFARU shows the full-length documentary directorial debut from Emmy-nominated cinematographer David Hambridge. The film follows the first four...

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