Remembering George Floyd

It’s Wednesday, so y’all know what that means – another installment of #WakeUpWednesday. We’d like to take today’s post to remember George Floyd, who was murdered one year ago yesterday and whose death sparked a national uprising and global reckoning. While Floyd was not the first and certainly not the last Black man to have…

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Suffrage Saturday: Sarah Massey Overton

Happy #SuffrageSaturday, folks! Today, we’d like you to meet another phenomenal suffrage activist, Sarah Massey Overton! Overton was born in Massachusetts, and she moved to California as a young girl. They joined a budding Black community in San Jose, and there she joined the Phoenixonian Institute and learned to read, write, and play music. It…

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Advancing Equity for Women & Girls of Color Summit

The White House is hosting a summit Friday, November 13 on expanding opportunity for women and girls of color. The Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color Summit will focus on a range of issues including economic development, healthcare, criminal justice and vulnerability to violence. “Some of the statistics about the state of women…

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Higher education’s multi-generational impact

“The sons and daughters of college-educated parents are more than twice as likely to go to college as the children of high school graduates and seven times as likely as those of high school dropouts.” Read more from the NY Times article by clicking here. It’s been shown time and again that when parents go…

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Meet the Interns: Aerion

I can recall the moment I read the description for a Communications Outreach Summer Intern at Jeannette Rankin Fund. It was just a few days before I got some really disappointing news about my plans to work at a summer camp. Long story short, my summer plans fell through, leaving me with no summer employment.…

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