Grandma Dora

Today, March 23, 2019 marks the occasion of what would have been my grandmother’s 109th birthday. Grandma Dora is one of the most important influences in my life. She was a mixture of modern and traditional: she never wore pants but insisted on owning her own livestock and keeping her money separate. Dora’s community involvement,…… Continue reading Grandma Dora

Commemorating #IWD

I’d say celebrating, but there is much still to be done in the area of women’s rights. I’ve not prepared a full blog, I thought instead I would share some past #InspiringWordsInspiringWomen memes. And, I’d like to invite everyone to do a bit of exploration today and find your feminist hero(s). I’m going to finish…… Continue reading Commemorating #IWD

October 24 is United Nations Day — Today I Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s Work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On October 24, 1945, the United Nations was established by the UN Charter. Eleanor Roosevelt was the first American delegate to the UN, the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, and she presided over the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the garden of the UN Headquarters in New York, there…… Continue reading October 24 is United Nations Day — Today I Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s Work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights