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Announcing Senator Laphonza Butler as our Lipman Chair – Register now!

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The Power of Black Women's Leadership in Politics with Senator Laphonza Butler Please join U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler for a talk on Black women's leadership in the U.S. Senate. Location: Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, 9 Suydam St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Date and time: Wed, Apr 24, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Register here. ...

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Interview with Mark Higgins on Hetty Green, The First Queen of Wall Street

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Deep within America's financial history exists a figure whose skills and accomplishments remain vastly overlooked. Henrietta "Hetty" Howland Robinson Green is considered the Queen of Wall Street, a title fitting for such a prominent women in finance and talented investor whose legacy transcends the confines of gender bias and societal norms. Hetty ...

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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!

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

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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

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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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Jack Killion Entrepreneurial Scholarship Awards Committee Selects Two, Nithya Ramani and Belle Zou

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Nithya and Belle were selected from a strong list of applicants from across the country. Our committee will give scholarships of $4,000 each to Nithya and Belle. Announcing the 2023 Jack Killion Entrepreneurial Scholarship awards, committee chair, Jonathan Killion commented: "We are pleased to recognize Nithya and Belle as recipients of the Jack Ki...

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Saint Vincent Academy Student Will Study Abroad in South Africa

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Saint Vincent Acedemy is a four-year Catholic college preparatory school for women located in Newark, New Jersey. SVA was founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth of New Jersey, who continue to sponsor the academy. SVA is Newark's only Catholic college-preparatory school for girls. Astoundingly, one of SVA's seniors, Yamile Arce...

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Interview with Rabbi Cantor Judy Greenfeld

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Rabbi Cantor Judy Greenfeld approaches traditional Judaism with spirituality and a goal to build an inclusive community. She isn't your ordinary temple rabbi in that she incorporates various spiritual healing practices in her teachings which she uses as a way to understand and open up to the ancient Jewish scriptures. In 2005, she founded Nachshon ...

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Elizabeth C. Matto is Named Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics

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Elizabeth C. Matto will lead Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics, replacing former New Jersey Attorney General John Farmer Jr. who has stepped down from the position. Matto is the founding director of Eagleton Institute's Center for Youth Political Participation, an institution that supports political learning among young people and...

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Interview With Miss New Jersey USA 2023, Derby Chukwudi

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The 72nd Miss USA Pageant will be held this coming September at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. First-generation Nigerian-American and financial literacy advocate, Derby Chukwudi, will be representing New Jersey in the Miss USA Pageant. Official dates are as follows: National costume - September 27, Preliminary competition - September 28, ...

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Interview with Fashion Reporter Ariana Rebello, Host of I Don’t Have Style Either

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Ariana Rebello, fashion reporter, lifestyle host, and producer of the online show I Don't Have Style Either, is an expert in lifestyle and fashion. Rebello is passionate about fashion, however, as a first-generation American of Indian descent, she noticed the lack of representation and diversity of South Asian heritage in the industry. She aims to ...

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Interview with Carmen Fields, Author of Going Back to T-Town: The Ernie Fields Territory Big Band

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Ernie Fields, a highly influential jazz musician who made significant contributions to music during the earliest days of jazz and swing in a time of severe racial segregation, has achieved many noteworthy accomplishments in his lifetime. His Territory Big Band released hit recordings, such as "T-Town Blues" and "The Mood" in the 40s and 50s. And, h...

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Interview with Anu Bhat, Founder of The Rural Painter

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Art curator Anu Bhat is the Founder of The Rural Painter, a shop that brings Southeast Asian art to the West. The Rural Painter is based out of Princeton, NJ and offers a variety of original, authentic, carefully hand-selected paintings from talented artists in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Nepal. The art uniquely evokes the cultural essence an...

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National Pollinator Week July 19-25 from the Turfmutt Foundation

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June is National Pollinators Month and June 19-25 is designated as "National Pollinator Week." Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S Department of the Interior. Pollinator Week is a great opportunity to encourage people to do more in their backyards to support pollinators. For more information, go to www.turfmutt.com.

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