First Lady Michelle Obama: Meet Troy

"Hello, all -- Today, I met a young man named Troy. Troy comes from New Orleans, where his family lived through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He couldn't read until he was twelve, and would regularly cut school because the other students would tease him. When he did attend, he'd shove desks, start fights -- anything to get him out of class. But then Troy saw his younger siblings start down a similar path. And he decided to make a change. He connected with his fifth-grade … [Read more...]

Alice Munro – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman stated as 'Brought up on the wrong side of the tracks in Canada, Alice Munro found reading - then writing - was an escape from a difficult home life. Described as a 'shy housewife' when she won her first award, she has since been compared to Chekhov and is now, at 72, seen as the finest living writer of short stories.'         WOMAN of ACTION™         Alice … [Read more...]

The Commune of Women, Suzan Still

Of Chaos and the Ethics of Writing: An Introduction 'Chaos demands to be recognized and experienced before letting itself be converted into a new order.' --Hermann Hesse Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Suzan Still and I’m a writer and, I’m delighted and honored to say, I’ve just become one of A Celebration of Women’s newest Women of Action. What’s more, this column will a regular feature on A Celebration of Women’s website and I think we’re going to have some … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Phyllis Chesler, Phd.

A Celebration of Women is excited to Celebrate the Life of this amazing woman. A Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York, she is selected to be one of the featured Women of our World. This Woman may be one of the most devoted Activists on the Planet, as she has Founded more Associations, Foundations and has written more books than most. As criticized as this woman may be, we Celebrate her Life, for she Takes Action at every step of the way and stands for … [Read more...]

Celebrating INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY – Sept. 8, 2011

INTERNATIONAL-LITERACY-DAY   Educational institutions and literacy missions around the world commemorates the International Literacy Day on September 8. Endorsed by UNESCO, this day is proclaimed for disseminating literacy awareness amongst world's illiterate community. Recognition of Literacy by UN Adopted in the year 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Literacy Day is observed every year, on this … [Read more...]

DAWN TEVY is Taking Action!

WOMAN of ACTION, Dawn Tevy is Taking Action! Angels and Warriors RADIO Our next 8 weeks is about to start on my radio show and I am thrilled to say that motivational speaker and personal development coach Ty Hanson will be joining our program. Ty will be giving us the tools we need to reach our goals and dreams. Many of you work with or know people who could use this coaching in addition to your services. We will be choosing 10 lucky people for Ty to work with one on one. … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Centennial Women's History Month!

    History of National Women's History Month By Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Cofounder National Women's History Project 2011 Theme - Our History is Our Strength a Centennial Year (1911-2011) Celebrate!     Local Celebrations   As recently as the 1970's, women's history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women … [Read more...]

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