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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 year’s…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 +
We’re Talking to America Ferrera!
Looking at America Ferrera’s filmography it’s undeniable that she’s a great fit for The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. She is a young, vibrant, strong woman who brings a new voice that empowers women and girls to the screen. We first met America on the Disney Channel in the made for TV movie Gotta…Continue Reading +
Bringing a Local Lens to Global Issues: The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is Proud to Welcome Connie Schultz for Keyholder
I wanted to vote for Connie Schultz after she finished Sherrod Brown’s acceptance speech after winning a contested race to be re-elected to the US Senate in 2012. Schultz stepped in when Brown lost his voice. Articulate and powerful, rather than reading simply what was written, she could have been delivering her own acceptance speech….Continue Reading +
Equal Pay Day
Equal pay for equal work is not a new concept. I recently found an old t-shirt of my mom’s from a Laurie Anderson concert emblazoned with a statistic in graffiti print that said women make 63 cents to every dollar that a man makes. “You could cross it out and write ‘77’,” she said after…Continue Reading +
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