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Vanessa Portilla, Global Literacy Leader Encourages Women in Ahead of International Women’s Day - The World Literacy Foundation


Vanessa Portilla, COO of the World Literacy Foundation, urged women to stand up and help empower girls in their development of foundational literacy skills during a panel discussion hosted by WLF today in anticipation of International Women's Day. "It is incumbent on women in the community to ensure no girl is left behind. The latest data reveals a...

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Presidents 6-7 - American History Lesson #3


See Lesson #2 here. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States and the first president who was the son of a past president. His viewpoints were similar to his father, John Adams. In his first Annual Message, he proposed that the Federal Government begin construction of a network of highways and cana...

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Presidents 3-5 - American History Lesson #2


See Lesson #1 here. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) Thomas Jefferson, primary author of the Declaration of Indepence, served as the third president of the United States for two terms. Regarding party conflict, which was at an all time high in the 1800s, he wrote, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over ...

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Presidents 1-2 - American History Lesson #1


Part two of GSW's A Lesson in American History Series, where we share bite-sized information on the history of each U.S. President. This series is a campaign to raise awareness about the need to protect our American way of life. Check out this post for our introduction. George Washington (1789-1797) George Washington became the first president of t...

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Artificial Intelligence Against Gender-Based Violence. Interview with Laura Frombach and Joy Farrow.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing at a rapid pace and it's transforming the way we approach various aspects of life. AI now plays a significant role in the topic of gender-based violence, working as both a tool to support women suffering from domestic abuse, and unfortunately, a weapon to impart violence and harassment against women. Techno...

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Introduction to January 2024 GSW - Thoughts from the Editor


Best wishes for a healthy and successful 2024. We are looking forward to bringing you information and resources for New Jersey women and girls. One of our goals is to provide thought-provoking articles that will get you thinking. This will be a pivotal year for American democracy and its promise of government by "We the People." The promise of the ...

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LWV Statement on the Three-Year Anniversary of the January 6th Insurrection


Press release from the League of Women Voters: Today the League of Women Voters of the United States President Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomónissued the following joint statement on the anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol: "Three years ago, our nation's capital faced an unprecedented threat to our democracy that...

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John Adams’ "El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered," presented by The Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 12/21/23


El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered presented by The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC Featuring AMOC with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, conducted by Christian Reif Details: Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025 Tickets are "Choose-What-You-Pay" (ranging from $5-125) and are available online at https://www...

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Staying Silent Or Speaking Up By Jeanette Bronee


December tends to be a very stressful month for most. Holiday preparations and the pressure of end-of-year results don't go hand in hand very well. And I think we all know that during times of stress, discussions can get heated, and disrespectful things can be said. Do we stay silent, or do we speak up? Staying silent can create an inner conflict, ...

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Two Upcoming Chantey Sings - South Street Seaport Museum


Join the lively chantey experience either in-person at the Seaport Museum's introduction galleries or virtually via Zoom, allowing you to join from anywhere. Both sea-song sing-alongs will feature a variety of traditional maritime work songs and ballads. Attendees are encouraged to sing along with the chorus or just sit back and enjoy their perform...

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Interview with Michelle Mandro, Founder and President of Wine Country LLC


While a traditionally a male-dominated field, the wine industry has seen an increase in the representation and influence of women in recent years. Michelle Mandro, founder and president of Wine Country Women, LLC, is aiding in the deconstruction of the wine industry's "Old Boys Club" stigma. She is breaking the (wine) glass ceiling as a women leade...

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Interview with Author and Transformation Coach Nikol Rogers for Adoption Awareness Month


November is National Adoption Awareness Month, dedicated to increasing awareness of adoption issues and the urgent need for adoptive families for children in foster care. Adopting a child can be one of the most wonderous and fulfilling journeys for a person or couple to take part in. However, it is not an easy process, and when unexpected issues ar...

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Interview with Lauren Leduc, Author of Embody Your Inner Goddess


A visionary leader, Lauren Leduc is a guiding light for those looking to cultivate their spiritual growth and embark on a journey to wholeness. Leduc uses her intuitive nature and trauma-informed approach to help others become the highest version of themselves, and she does through multiple avenues. As an author, yoga teacher, spiritual life coach,...

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RBS Pre-College Enrichment Program (PREP) – Application Now Open!


The application for the Rutgers Business School Pre-College Enrichment Program (PREP) is now open. RBS PREP recruits high-performing high school juniors from underrepresented backgrounds to experience all that the Rutgers Business School has to offer, from business majors and careers to college courses and campus life. High school juniors who ...

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The Marine Toys for Tots Program Announces the Kickoff of Our 2023 Holiday Campaign (From Toys for Tots)


(From Toys for Tots) Triangle, VA (November 1st, 2023) The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is celebrating its 76th year of delivering hope to children in need across the Nation. U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting over 850 local toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam,...

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Civic Responsibility – What does that mean?


Civic Responsibility is defined as the "responsibility of a citizen" (Dictionary.com).It is comprised of actions and attitudes associated with democratic governance and social participation. Civic responsibility can include participation in government, church, volunteering, and memberships of voluntary associations. Actions of civic responsibility ...

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Improve the Workplace with Bonnie Low-Kramen’s Staff Matters


The workplace is broken. Employees experience toxic work environments that tolerate workplace bullying, sexual harassment, and unfair compensation policies. These issues not only harm the well-being of individuals, but also wreck the dynamic and trust between employee and company. Far too many companies face a growing hostile atmosphere, and measur...

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Women Peace and Security 10/23/23 - UN Women


UN Women is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and women empowerment. Read below for recent news and events from UN Women. Media advisory: Women Peace and Security New York City — On Wednesday, 25 October, the UN Security Council will convene its annual Open Debate on Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace...

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International Day Of The Girl 2023


From Zonta International: International Day Of The Girl 2023 Invest In Girls' Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-Being The International Day of the Girl (IDG) – observed annually on 11 October – is a global platform to advocate for the full spectrum of girls' rights. This year, at a time when we are seeing a range of mov...

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Your Mind At Work by Jeanette Bronee


Jeanette Bronee is a keynote speaker and author whose mission to help companies and people cultivate self-care. Read the article below on how to be more mindful from Jeanette Bronee. How do we create some mental space to think better? When someone says, don't think about it, there's a good chance you struggle to let it go. And yet you might even fi...

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