Reforming Their Communities

When I worked at the National Women’s History Museum, I had the opportunity to read and write about scores of amazing American women, including several whose community activism created important […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   March 05, 2009

Project Profile: The Ophelia Project

When I first started teaching, bullying was evident everywhere I turned. In the Bronx one of our students stopped coming to school because a threat made by a classmate left […] Read more »

Harriet Tubman, Spy

By sheer happenstance I caught the tail end of the review of a new book, Black Dispatches, by Ken Dagler, which tells stories of African American slaves who actually served […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 23, 2009

Ida B. Wells: Nothing Stopped Her from Exposing the Truth

In recognition of Black History Month, AAUW is profiling women we should never forget who fought to break through barriers. This week we feature Ida Bell Wells (July 16, 1862 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   February 13, 2009

A Test of Times

Only hours away from experiencing one of the most remarkable moments in history, the Inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, it is natural for one to sit […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 19, 2009

Ledbetter Ruling to Affect Hulteen

Yesterday I attended oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court for AT&T Corp v. Hulteen, a case that involves the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). Congress passed the PDA in 1978 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 11, 2008

Get a Gift That Keeps On Giving!

The economic climate is tough for everyone, and students are at a real disadvantage. Costs for simple things are increasing, and services are being cut left and right. They say […] Read more »

Men Coaching Women

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the AAUW Arlington (VA) Branch’s Legal Advocacy Fund Holiday Luncheon. Not only did I have a great time meeting AAUW members I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   December 09, 2008

AAUW Gives Thanks

Last week, I took my son on a brief pre-Thanksgiving trip to visit my elderly parents in Kansas City. I took the trip in part to discuss my parents’ retirement […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 27, 2008

Halloween … and Pregnancy?

Tomorrow is not only my favorite holiday (I love candy and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”) but also the 30th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In commemoration, […] Read more »