Celebrating Women’s History Month with Forward Thinking Leaders
Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on March 15, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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In 1987, the U.S. Congress designated March as “Women’s History Month.” The preamble to the resolution started by acknowledging that American women have strengthened our nation in countless ways, both “recorded and unrecorded.” It then noted women’s outsized contributions throughout our nation’s history and their early leadership during every major social movement.
At the Bridge Alliance Education Fund, we witness such early leadership every day. Approximately half of the Alliance is led by women (including the Bridge Alliance itself), and those women are spearheading work in every segment of the larger revitalization movement.
Such leadership includes Louise Dube and Amber Coleman-Mortley of iCivics, who are leading CivXNow -- a national campaign to expand quality civic education standards at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. You can read the report from CivXNow’s latest convening here, and you can join the campaign by pledging your support here.
And to add to the fun, the BAEF would like to welcome America Indivisible to the Bridge Alliance family -- yet another female-led group leading the movement to revitalize America. And that’s not all! It turns out that America Indivisible has partnered with the female-led(!) Living Room Conversations for a nationwide conversation on anti-Muslim bigotry. Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to join the conversation, which will take place on April 13, 2019, as part of the National Week of Conversation.
Phew! If you’ve read this far, I want to extend to you my sincerest appreciation, because that was a lot to take in all at once. And, as always, thank you for your support.
Bridge Alliance Education Fund
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Bridge Alliance Members in the News:
FairVote; Center for Election Science - Chicago Tribune - If Chicago voters had been allowed to rank their choices for mayor
Generation Citizen - Salon - Voting is important but insufficient: Scott Warren on youth power in politics
Listen First Project - The Wichita Eagle - For the sake of conversation, talkers need to follow a few simple rules