Thursday, April 09, 2015

Women on 20's

There is a growing movement in the United States to put a woman's picture on the $20 bill. The 4 finalists are Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tunman, Rosa Parks, and Wilma Mankiller. To cast your vote, please click here!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

Martin Luther King, Jr., original name Michael King, Jr. (born January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.—died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee), Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States. King rose to national prominence as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which promoted nonviolent tactics, such as the massive March on Washington (1963), to achieve civil rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. "Martin Luther King, Jr.." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/318311/Martin-Luther-King-Jr>. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

National Stalking Awareness Month

Launched in 2004 by the National Center for Victims of Crime, the observance of Stalking Awareness Month seeks to increase understanding of the crime of stalking and its sometimes fatal consequences. The national observance emerged from the work of the Office on Violence Against Women and the U.S. Department of Justice.  The first Presidential Proclamation was made by President Obama in 2011.  For more information about stalking, please visit www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org