Women On 20s

This is cool:

“Women On 20s, with your help, aims to compel historic change by convincing President Obama that NOW is the time to put a woman’s face on our paper currency. With over 256,000 voters casting ballots over the last 5 weeks, Americans have chosen which of the 15 inspiring American women heroes will go on to the Final Round of voting. And now we reveal that Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks are the people’s choice and will advance to the final ballot for your consideration. In addition, Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller has been added to the final ballot by popular demand in order to include a choice of a Native American to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.”

Vote here!

Half the Sky showing at W&L on April 8

Poverty and Social Justice Documentary Series- Half the Sky
Jenny Davidson <jdavidson@wlu.edu>

Date: 4/8/2015
Time: 6:30 PM

The Bonner Program and Nabors Service League present Half the Sky. The documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. The film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation.

 

Rad American Women

Thanks to Professor Verhage for telling us about Rad American Women, “a book for kids–and their parents, teachers, and cool grown up friends–documenting America’s famous and unsung heroines.”

(see the website here and the images here)

Women documented in the book:

A – Angela Davis: Political activist and scholar
B – Billy Jean King: Tennis player and gender equality activist
C – Carol Burnett: Actress and comedian
D – Dolores Huerta: Labor leader and Civil Rights activist
E – Ella Baker: Civil Rights activist
F – Florence Griffith Joyner: Track and Field athlete
G – Grimké sisters: Abolitionists and women’s rights activists
H – Hazel Scott: Jazz pianist and singer
I – Isadora Duncan: Dancer
J – Jovita Idár: Journalist and political activist
K – Kate Bornstein: Transgender author and artist
L – Lucy Parsons: Labor organizer
M – Maya Lin: Sculptor and architect
N – Nellie Bly: Journalist
O – Odetta Holmes: Singer, actress, and Civil Rights activist
P – Patti Smith: Punk-rock singer and poet
Q – Queen Bessie Coleman: Aviator
R – Rachel Carson: Marine biologist and conservationist
S – Sonia Sotomayor: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
T – Temple Grandin: Professor of animal science and autism activist
U – Ursula K. Le Guin: Sci-fi writer
V – Virginia Apgar: Obstetrical Anesthesiologist
W – Wilma Mankiller: First female chief of the Cherokee Nation
X – For the women whose names we don’t know
Y – Yuri Kochiyama: Writer and human rights activist
Z – Zora Neale Hurston: Writer and anthropologist