Arts, Culture, and Humanities

New Words Live Inc

  • Cambridge, MA
  • http://www.centerfornewwords.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

Built on the feminist vision that energized New Words Bookstore for 28 years, the nonprofit Center for New Words provides public arenas where progressive women's words flourish. Our programs, ranging from large national conferences to intimate community conversations, connect women across generations and cultures. By running events and providing places - real and virtual - where women's words truly matter, CNW galvanizes 21st century feminist voices, actions, and ideas.

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ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

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Ms. Janet Kniffin

Keywords

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women, writing, arts, feminist, feminism, empowerment, workshops, books, plays, poetry, fiction, theater, cultural organizing, events

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Also Known As

CNW

EIN

04-3401300

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Women's Rights (R24)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Our major programs include: - This Is What Women Want, a national speak-out for women to reframe the media and political landscape of the 2008 campaign season and address issues that really matter. -The Women, Action & the Media initiative, which brings together national and international journalists, activists, academics, and others with an interest in amplifying women's voices in the public media; -Feminism & Dessert, a monthly discussion event creating community around conversation and chocolate; -centerfornewwords.org, our website, through which we're building a virtual community that mirrors and expands our physical one; -Community writing programs for homeless and formerly homeless women, women in transition, and teenage girls to express their personal narratives. -Mouthful Open Mic, building a community of writers and readers that supports women and their allies. -Events With Authors, your chance to connect with some of the freshest, most talented female writers around. Our authors not only read and discuss their latest books, but engage in spirited conversation with you during our famous Q&A sessions.

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New Words Live Inc

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Principal Officer

Ms. Janet Kniffin

BIO

Janet Kniffin has more than 25 years experience in senior management of non-profit organizations that address issues of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation and class. And as a member of the first class of young women in a boys? high school, followed by an undergraduate education in women?s studies, she started early promoting a feminist vision for change. Prior to coming to CNW, Janet was the Director of Development, Communications and Public Affairs of the Girl Scouts in Hartford, CT and, in 2007, served as interim CEO. At the Girl Scouts, she helped develop new initiatives including dating violence prevention, college readiness for inner-city youth, programming for girls in the juvenile justice system, and STEM. Prior to her tenure at the Girl Scouts, she was the Special Projects Director of the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, where she served as team leader on programs that addressed gender and racial equity in education, women in nontraditional occupations, disadvantaged business enterprises, and disability issues. Janet is a former President of the Board of Directors of the Hartford Region YWCA and is currently a Trustee of the Global Harmony Institute (Farmington, CT) and a member of the Board of Directors of Class Action (Hadley, MA).

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