More Than the Vote: AVOW Founder Faith Van Gilder Encourages Women to Flex their Civic Muscles

More Than the Vote: AVOW Founder Faith Van Gilder Encourages Women to Flex their Civic Muscles

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Faith Van Gilder Chief Officer, Fund Development & Marketing, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana We celebrate women’s suffrage this month, and though winning the vote and the Voting Rights Act are certainly important milestones to celebrate, the weight of other pressing social concerns, such as the pandemic, economic recession, and racial disparities can make it … Read More

YWCA Community Educator Kristen Shares about the Personal Meaning of Suffrage

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Kristen Monnier YWCA Community Educator August 2020 marks a month of celebration for women in the United States. 100 years ago this month women finally won the right to vote! At one time in our history, women were not considered capable of having a say in politics, even those that impacted them. Thanks to strong, female … Read More

Why Not “All Lives Matter”?

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

By Hannah Shoue On May 25th, the death of George Floyd at the hands of police sparked waves of protests, activism, and social media posts. Americans raised signs, generated posts, and shouted “Black Lives Matter” across the streets and throughout social media channels, and the momentum has continued throughout July. For a non-black person, seeing … Read More

Palermo Galindo Reflects on the Women Who Inspired Him to Participate in Civic Engagement

Monday, August 3, 2020

Palermo Galindo Community Liaison-Manager of Community Relations, City of Fort Wayne In 1915, Hermila Galindo created a magazine called La Mujer Moderna (The Modern Woman) in Mexico City. At the time, Galindo’s views on sex education and women’s sexuality were considered to be extremely radical. Her approach in seeking equality and women’s rights was seen as controversial. The … Read More