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November is National Family Caregivers Month

November 2016 Theme: “Take Care to Give Care”

November is National Family Caregivers Month. If you are a family caregiver, you know how important it is to take care of your sick or elderly loved one. »»» Read More

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APL Project – Internet Research: Noise vs. News

INTERNET RESEARCH: NOISE VS. NEWS
Research Skills Training

Events like our past election expose weaknesses in how Americans gather research using the internet. There is a lot of information out there and it can be hard to tell what is reliable. »»» Read More

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History of Latina Activists

We Have a Long History of Latina Activists

Young Latina activists across the United States are engaged in activism and have become a large Democratic voting demographic. Yet too often their “herstory” here is still not told well enough in our schools. »»» Read More

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Female Soldiers in the Civil War

Photo: Frances Clayton disguised herself as “Frances Clalin”
to fight in the Civil War. (Library of Congress)

Women Who Fought In The Civil War

With the election ending soon, we wanted to highlight women who take a stand. »»» Read More

Day Of The Dead

Some Day of the Dead Facts

What do you know about the Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, is celebrated at the beginning of November every year. Find out the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How about this annual holiday. »»» Read More

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Presidential Proclamation
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2016

Americans with disabilities are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as any other citizen — including the right to dignity and respect in the workplace. »»» Read More

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Domestic Violence: Stop The Cycle

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a direct attack on the family by someone within its own walls. Understanding it is half the battle. Find out how you can help yourself and your friends. »»» Read More

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What Do You Know?

What are the key statistics about breast cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. »»» Read More

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October 17 – Int’l Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2016 Theme
Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation:
Ending poverty in all its forms

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” explicitly recognizes that poverty results not from the lack of just one thing but from many different interrelated factors that affect the lives of people living in poverty.

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