Bully Broads

It took me 10 tables before someone said it was ok to sit with them, but even then I was told if a friend showed up, I would be asked […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   May 14, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Day

As I was driving to work, I noticed a large banner in front of the National Education Association that said May 5 is Teacher Appreciation day. I am not familiar […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   May 05, 2009

Benazir Bhutto — Female Leader in Public Policy

  During women’s history month, it is important not only to reflect on women who are or have been leaders in American politics but also to commemorate the vast achievements […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 23, 2009

Pentagon Announces Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign

I was glad to read this morning that the U.S. Department of Defense is preparing to launch a new sexual assault prevention campaign. Last year I was horrified by the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 10, 2009

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