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MANufactured and MISSrepresented Messages
Last month I went to the annual summer Youth to Youth international conference as a representative for the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. Youth to Youth, one of the Women’s Fund’s 2013 grant partners, works to harness “the powerful influence of peer pressure– making it a positive force that encourages young people to live free…Continue Reading +
Community Conversations: Women’s Funding Network’s Michele Ozumba
On June 27th Michele Ozumba, President & CEO of The Women’s Funding Network, joined us for our Annual Board Reception meeting at The Columbus Club. As a member of The Women’s Funding Network, the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is 1 of 160 global funds, a global network for social justice that accelerates women’s leadership…Continue Reading +
Thank You Title IX!
Walking onto the turf field of my high school, my cleats sinking into the soft padding and stirring up tiny black pebbles that look like miniaturized bits of coal, I feel confident. For nearly two months, my field hockey team and I had been practicing every day after school, defeating every team we played against…Continue Reading +
World Refugee Day
June 20 is World Refugee Day, which was established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. Imagine waking up tomorrow and finding out that everything you have and believe in is GONE….Continue Reading +
A Teen in the LGBT Community
June is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) pride month, to commemorate the Stonewall riots that took place on June 28, 1969 in New York City. The riots, which were against police raids discriminating upon sexual and gender minorities, stand as a symbol of LGBT advocacy and a refusal to remain silent against injustice. This…Continue Reading +
Why Not You?
As I was walking toward the Ohio Theatre after parking for the event, I got a call from a friend asking about Keyholder, wondering if I was there yet, asking if I was excited, and telling me about all the attention it was getting online and overall fueled my already growing pre-event buzz. I had…Continue Reading +
Tickets for Keyholder tonight are available for purchase at the Ohio Theatre ticket office. Plus, in addition to an amazing and inspiring evening giving voice to women and girls in central Ohio, bring your Keyholder ticket to The Jury Room immediately following the event to continue the fun over cocktails and conversations with fellow attendees….Continue Reading +
Grant Partner Spotlight: Planned Parenthood Peer Education Program: National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy May 2
“Mom, I’m pregnant.” It’s amazing how these words can produce such a variety of emotions. For many women who have completed high school and/or college, found stable employment, maintain healthy relationships, and are surrounded by a strong network of support, these are exciting words; the indication of a new chapter in life and many exciting…Continue Reading +
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