Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #70
I waited a little while to post this because Chandler doesn't know that I have them but I just can't wait any longer!! Here are the few pictures I was able to get from his first dance in middle school. Hopefully someday he will be glad that I took them (and that I posted them on the internet LOL)
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #69
Someone from one of my mentoring programs sent me a link to this article and I thought it was fantastic, sharing is caring! Have a great day!
6 Simple Ways You Can Use Neuroscience To Improve Your Day
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #68
I received this awesome toolkit or presentation I guess you could call it from LeanIn.org about "50 Ways to Fight Bias" and I thought I would share it!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #67
Today is International Women's Day! On behalf of all the amazing women (and men, we need you too!!) I would like to share this great video with some fabulous women leaders in my industry. Including, Toni Stubbs who I initially worked for when I first started at Cox!!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #66
Why March is National Women’s History Month
From the National Women's History Alliance website:
As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978.
The week March 8th, International Women’s Day, was chosen as the focal point of the observance. The local Women’s History Week activities met with enthusiastic response, and dozens of schools planned special programs for Women’s History Week. Over one-hundred community women participated by doing special presentations in classrooms throughout the country and an annual “Real Woman” Essay Contest drew hundreds of entries. The finale for the week was a celebratory parade and program held in the center of downtown Santa Rosa, California.
Mobilizing a Movement
In 1979, Molly Murphy MacGregor, a member of our group, was invited to participate in The Women’s History Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, which was chaired by noted historian, Gerda Lerner and attended by the national leaders of organizations for women and girls. When the participants learned about the success of the Sonoma County’s Women’s History Week celebration, they decided to initiate similar celebrations within their own organizations, communities, and school districts. They also agreed to support an effort to secure a “National Women’s History Week.”
Presidential and Congressional Support
The first steps toward success came in February 1980 when President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. In the same year, Representative Barbara Mikulski, who at the time was in the House of Representatives, and Senator Orrin Hatch co-sponsored a Congressional Resolution for National Women’s History Week 1981. This co-sponsorship demonstrated the wide-ranging political support for recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the achievements of American women.
A National Lobbying Effort
As word spread rapidly across the nation, state departments of education encouraged celebrations of National Women’s History Week as an effective means to achieving equity goals within classrooms. Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon, Alaska, and other states developed and distributed curriculum materials for all of their public schools. Organizations sponsored essay contests and other special programs in their local areas. Within a few years, thousands of schools and communities were celebrating National Women’s History Week, supported and encouraged by resolutions from governors, city councils, school boards, and the U.S. Congress.
Each year, the dates of National Women’s History Week, (the week of March 8th) changed and every year a new lobbying effort was needed. Yearly, a national effort that included thousands of individuals and hundreds of educational and women’s organizations was spearheaded by the National Women’s History Alliance.
National Women’s History Month
By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rational to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.
Presidential Message 1980
President Jimmy Carter’s Message to the nation designating March 2-8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week.
“From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.
As Dr. Gerda Lerner has noted, “Women’s History is Women’s Right.” – It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.”
I ask my fellow Americans to recognize this heritage with appropriate activities during National Women’s History Week, March 2-8, 1980.
I urge libraries, schools, and community organizations to focus their observances on the leaders who struggled for equality – – Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucy
Stone, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Paul.
Understanding the true history of our country will help us to comprehend the need for full equality under the law for all our people.
This goal can be achieved by ratifying the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states that “Equality of Rights under the Law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
By Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Co-founder of the National Women’s History Alliance
For more check out their website here!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #65
Yesterday I posted about the HBO documentary that is coming out based on the true story of Elizabeth Holmes and her scam of a company, Theranos. I can't wait to see the documentary, in the meantime though, check out the book. I've read it and I couldn't put it down! So good!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #64
This is a crazy true story of Elizabeth Holmes and how she scammed silicon valley investors out of millions of dollars, had no product at all and yet had signed contracts with retailers. I guess an HBO documentary is coming out about it. Here is the trailer!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #63
Epic Charter School is back in the news. This time is in regards to the connection between those who work for the company that operates Epic Charter School and political candidate contributions.
I would love to know what you guys think about this? I can offer my opinion, but I'm afraid this time I have mixed emotions. I believe that Epic Charter School provides an alternative to brick and mortar schools, one that I believe is desperately needed. I don't fully understand the relationship between the company that operates Epic and the actual school. I know that there is an extremely hefty price charged as operating costs and I believe that money could be spent in better ways but aren't these two separate issues?
I don't love that anything negative about the school is being piled on, blurring the lines. Below is the article, share your thoughts in the comments and I'll be sure to respond!
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