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Women’s Economic Empowerment: UN Commission on the Status of Women

The theme of this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) was Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work. This theme stirred my thinking because I don’t typically link “economic” and “empowerment.” When I see the word “empowerment,” I usually think of equal rights and education instead of economics. I must […]

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International Women’s Day 2017

March 8 people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, “Be Bold for Change,” emphasized changes needed for women’s equality in the workplace. The International Women’s Day color has traditionally been purple, but this year it was red. I celebrated International Women’s Day at the Texas state Capitol in Austin, where a […]

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“Nevertheless, She Persisted,” Song for the Movement

Recently Senator Elizabeth Warren had an experience most women can identify with. She was told to sit down and shut up. In opposition to a cabinet appointment, she was trying to read a Coretta Scott King letter. A little later, three of her male colleagues were allowed to read this letter on the Senate floor. […]

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“We Will All Resist,” Song for the Movement

The movement that rose up after the Women’s March inspired me to write “We Will All Resist” to the tune of “I Shall Not Be Moved.” I offer this song for you to sing at rallies, marches, or other events. Just as singing has empowered the Civil Rights movement and the Labor movement, I believe […]

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St. Hildegard’s Community

The Sunday following the Women’s March in Austin, Texas, I had the joy of worshiping with St. Hildegard’s Community. It was just what I needed to strengthen my resolve to work for justice and to give me the spiritual power so necessary to this work. Rev. Judith Liro, pastor of this community, led the inspiring […]

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