Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Girl Gov (www.girlgov.org) is an initiative of the Allegheny County Change
Agents. Regional Change Agents is a project of the Women and Girls Foundation.
Girl Gov is a one-day legislative shadowing program for
girl’s grade 8-12 who live in Allegheny County.
The Girl Gov shadowing program will take place on Monday, March 8th
(International Women’s Day). Participants in the program will be selected
to shadow a state representative for a day in Harrisburg, PA. The Women and
Girls Foundation will sponsor a day-long trip to Harrisburg for all
participants. Transportation and meals will be included.
I would love to do this NOW.
Monday, January 25, 2010
yeah- it's so bad it's worth reposting.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Brebis de Saint Michel de L'Attalaye (BRESMA) orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti run by Pittsburgh (Ben Avon) sisters Jamie and Ali McMutrie covered by CNN:
For updates on how you can help go to That's Church and Let's Help Them Get Out of Haiti
You can donate to the orphanage at: http://www.centeroflife.net/haiti
There is a need for:
•diapers (infant, baby, toddler)There is no need for:
•powdered baby formula
•crackers/snacks (appropriate for small children)
•warm coats/winter clothes/shoes (baby, toddler, children)
•or summer clothes at this time.
If you would like to drop off items you can do so (after 11 a.m.) at 1212 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Please proceed through the gate. Leave your donations in the right front apartment (1212) on the first floor. The doors will be unlocked. There will be a sign that says “BRESMA Donations”. [map]
More ACTION ITEMS @ That's Church
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Police in D.C. are setting up “Prostitution Free Zones,” in which officers can arrest anyone they suspect of being a sex worker. And the police have been accused of using the number of condoms a person has in their possession as an indication of their intent to sell sex. While this law can be a nuisance to people who aren’t in the sex trade (condoms are often sold in packs of three), it really is dangerous to sex workers because it forces them to abandon safe sex practices, which puts their health and that of the public at risk. D.C.
It's not known whether this rule applies to men...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The paper just reported that the PD's firing Hlavac and that the mayor is going to install a zero tolerance of domestic violence for ALL city employees.
This took three years and many feisty women, who would NOT shut up & would NOT go away.