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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Domestic violence is a serious issue that is unfortunately prevalent throughout the world. As a way to continue the fight against this form of abuse, the organization known as FUTURES has sponsored Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV). This nationally recognized day takes place on the second Wednesday of October (this year on October…
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National Women’s Equality Day

In history class, there was always one topic that stood out to me, as I’m sure it stood out to many others. No matter what time period was being discussed, women always had to fight for equality. From the first women’s rights convention in 1848, to flappers breaking social norms for women and dancing their…
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International Youth Day (August 12, 2015)

My name is Carole-Ann Filiatreault, and I have been a volunteer at A Woman’s Place (AWP) for about two years now. It was back in 11th grade when my passion for helping women and my feminist side really started shinning. I had joined a club at school called “Girl Up” which taught me how important…
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Friendship

This Sunday is National Friendship Day. It began as a Hallmark Holiday, but we rarely give or receive appreciation cards from friends. Nowadays we post a picture with our best friends on Instagram, with the hash tag #NationalFriendshipDay. Either way, today we should think, “What does friendship mean to me, and where would I be…
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1 BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE

This is Eve. Let me begin by sharing my deepest gratitude, admiration, and respect for every single one of you who rose and danced with OBR in 207 countries, making it the biggest global action in the history of the world. It was an extraordinary thing and we are only just beginning to see the…
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BFF’s

“Some come and leave, fulfilling a single purpose; others, for a time or a season to teach us by sharing their experiences; and last, a select few who participate forever with relationships that endure through eternity.” ~ Jaren L. Davis August 1st was Girlfriends Day. Girlfriends are the women who you can always depend on,…
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HappyThon 2013

Oh yeah – it’s that time! HappyThon 2013! “What?” you ask? HappyThon 2013. August is Happiness Happens Month and today, August 8, is Happiness Happens Day! “Why?” you ask? (And for those of you who appreciate my sarcastic and cynical side, you are probably wondering how I got on board.) Because – wouldn’t the world…
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Life by the Book

The sky was a little gray when I set out on my very first by-myself walk to the center of town. There would be streets to cross, and I’d practiced long how to look both ways. My memory insists this was the summer before I turned 8, and in those days, in a small town,…
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When the Stork Arrives

“There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children she didn’t know what to do….” In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that July 11 be observed by the international community as World Population Day. As the world population continues to climb, the implications…
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Being There

My third year as an 8th-grade teacher, I taught an honors level language arts class. My memory of this particular class always falls on a particular day—last period on Halloween—and of “M” who came to school that day dressed as a bunny rabbit. I remember this because he fell asleep during the lesson and when…
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