lundi 28 mars 2016

Women’s History Month 2016 (March). Women’s History Month Theme: “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”

 

Women's History Month, in March, is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and their accomplishments throughout history and in contemporary society.

 

Growing out of a small-town school event in California, Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987.

 

“Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government” is the theme for National Women’s History Month 2016.

The National Women’s History Month theme for 2016 honors women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. Although often overlooked and undervalued, collectively they have dramatically influenced our public policy and the building of viable institutions and organizations. From championing basic human rights to ensuring access and equal opportunity for all Americans, they have led the way in establishing a stronger and more democratic country.

Each of these public leaders succeeded against great odds. The diversity of their experiences demonstrates both the challenges and the opportunities women in public service have faced. Their ability to use the art of collaboration to create inclusive solutions and non-partisan policies, as well as their skill and determination, serve to inspire future generations. The tenacity of each Honoree underlines the fact that women from all cultural backgrounds in all levels of public service and government are essential in the continuing work of forming a more perfect union.

About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month in the United States grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa.

A few years later, the idea had caught on within communities, school districts and organizations across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.
To know more about Women’s History Month:


2016 National Women’s History Month Honorees

Sister Mary Madonna Ashton, CSJ
(1923-Present)
Public Health Leader and Minnesota Commissioner of Health
Daisy Bates
(1912-1999)
Civil Rights Organizer, Leader of the Little Rock School Integration
Sonia Pressman Fuentes
(1928 – Present)
NOW co-founder, first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the EEOC
Isabel Gonzalez
(1882-1971)
Champion of Puerto Ricans securing American Citizenship
Ella Grasso
(1919-1981)
Governor of Connecticut, First Woman Governor of any US State Elected in Her Own Right
Suzan Shown Harjo
(1945 – Present)
Native American Public Policy Advocate and Journalist
Judy Hart
(1941- Present)
National Park Founding Superintendent of Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Parkand Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Oveta Culp Hobby
(1905-1995)
WWII Director of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and first Secretary of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Barbara Mikulski
(1936 – Present)
Longest Serving Woman in the United States Congress
Inez Milholland
(1886-1916)
Woman Suffrage Leader and Martyr
Karen Narasaki
(1958 – Present )
Civil and Human Rights Leader
Nancy Grace Roman
(1925 – Present)
Chief of Astronomy at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Nadine Smith
(1965 – Present)
LGBT Civil Rights Activist and Executive Director of Equality Florida
Dorothy C Stratton
(1899-2006)
WWII Director of the SPARS (Coast Guard Women’s Reserve),
First full-time Dean of Women at Purdue University, and Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of the USA
Betty Mae ‘Pa-Tuth-Kee’ Tiger Jumper 
(1922-2011),)
First woman elected Chairperson of the Seminole Tribe
becoming the first female ‘Tribal Chief’ in North America

About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month in the United States grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa.

A few years later, the idea had caught on within communities, school districts and organizations across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.
To know more about Women’s History Month:

dimanche 27 mars 2016

Easter Sunday 2016 , March 27th. Happy Easter Sunday 2016 from Ronald Tintin, Super Professeur, Lyna Hussein and Ronning Against Cancer.

Happy Easter Sunday 2016, March 27th !!! From Ronald Tintin, Super Professeur, Lyna Hussein and Ronning Against Cancer.

 

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible.



What are the origins of Easter ?

Many Christians celebrate Easter Sunday as the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, which is written in the New Testament of the Christian bible. According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb where Jesus was buried and found it empty. An angel told her that Jesus had risen. Christians worldwide have celebrated Easter for centuries.
However, the roots of the Easter holiday’s traditions and activities can be traced back to pagan celebrations. The name Easter is believed to come from Eostara, the goddess of rebirth. In early times the Feast of Eostara celebrated earth’s resurrection and rebirth. Strict Puritans would have nothing to do with Easter – it was merely a human institution – in the past. Charles I, king of England, declared the day as scriptural as Sunday in 1647 but Parliament contradicted him in print and abolished it with other church festivals.
The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. In 325CE the Council of Nicaea decided that the Easter date would be the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the March equinox. Easter is therefore delayed one week if the full moon is on Sunday, which lessens the likelihood of it falling on the same day as the Jewish Passover. Eastern Orthodox churches in many countries such as Greece still figure their Easter date based on the Julian calendar.

Symbols


Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny are both fertility symbols, holdovers from the feast of Eostara. Other symbolic parallels include the pagan joy in the rising sun of spring, which coincides with Christians’ joy in the rising Son of God, and the lighting of candles in churches, which corresponds to the pagan bonfires. The symbol of the cross and images of Jesus Christ, through paintings or statues, are remembered on Easter Day.

mardi 22 mars 2016

Brussels attacks 2016, March 22nd - Zaventem and Maelbeek bombs kill many. Pray For Brussels.



Very sad.

Pray For Brussels.
Two blasts hit Brussels Airport (Zaventem) this Tuesday morning (March 22nd 2016), and another one struck the Maelbeek metro station an hour later, in the European district.


According to our informations, 20 people died at the Maelbeek metro station, 130 injured and 10 died at the airport, 130 others are injured too.
Belgium has now raised its terror threat to its highest level (Level 4).

Ronald Tintin, Super Professeur and Ronning Against Cancer support Brussels and Belgium.