October 18, 2004

The International Museum of Women will host Isabel Allende at its next Speaker Series, in conversation with Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., a Jungian analyst, professor and author, on Thursday evening, November 18, at the Pan Pacific Hotel in San Francisco. The International Museum of Women is a new kind of museum whose mission is to value the lives of women around the world. Isabel Allende is part of the Museum's ongoing speaker series -- a forum for the exchange of ideas, opinions and perspectives from some of the most influential women around the world.

Isabel Allende will talk with Jean Shinoda Bolen about what women can do to change the world. "I am delighted to be part of the International Museum of Women's mission to drive a profound shift in thinking about women around the world," said Allende. "With my good friend Jean Bolen, we hope to have a lively discussion about the changing roles of women's lives, and how to raise the voices of contemporary women around the world." Isabel Allende is the much-loved author of fourteen books including The House of the Spirits, Paula, and Aphrodite, and the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1996, Allende created a foundation in memory of her daughter, which focuses on aiding and educating women as a means of improving communities around the world.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst in private practice, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California Medical Center, and an internationally known lecturer. She is the author of several books about psychology and feminine archetypes, including The Millionth Circle.

The International Museum of Women Speaker Series, ISABEL ALLENDE, is on November 18th. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at http://www.imow.org, or by calling the Museum at 415-543-4669.

The International Museum of Women

The International Museum of Women is a new kind of museum that will drive a profound shift in thinking. Its mission is to value the lives of women around the world. The Museum is the single most important project of its kind for raising the voices and status of women worldwide. Scheduled to open at Pier 26 in San Francisco in 2008, the International Museum of Women will be the first institution to exhibit the global history of women, explore contemporary gender issues, and through education, serve as a catalyst for positive change. For more information about the International Museum of Women, please visit http://www.imow.org.

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