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    When was it excusable to punch a woman in the face?

    As you’ve heard, NFL player Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens was suspended from 2 games for literally knocking out his then-girlfriend (now wife) Janay and dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator where this occurred. He was also fined …

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    Financial Literacy is Key

    A recent study by Rutgers University proved, yet again, that financial literacy is key to economic stability and quality of life – particularly a violence-free life. Victims of domestic violence experience not only physical and sexual abuse. Many victims …

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    Priorities: Education, Income, and Health

    In 2008, United Way agencies across the globe initiated a 10-year program to achieve the following goals by 2018: improve education, financial stability and promote healthy lives.

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    Metro Arts Alliance presents “Leading Ladies of Jazz”

    Chrysalis is partnering with Metro Arts Alliance to present the new series “Leading Ladies of Jazz” – our first concert will be this Saturday evening, 6:30-8 pm at Evelyn Davis Park. Attached is the complete schedule for your information.

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    1 is 2 many

    1 is 2 many. This is the title of a new White House initiative about how we must reduce violence against women. According to the latest statistics, 1 in every 5 college women will be sexually assaulted, 1 in 9 teenage girls will be forced …

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    What do you think is “normal?”

    What do you think is “normal?”  Today, many of us leave it up to media to show and tell us what is “normal” or “average,” most often when compared with what is deemed “beauty.”

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    The Hawn Foundation

    If, like me, you were introduced to Goldie Hawn through “Laugh-In,” a television comedy show featuring continuous jokes, gags, skits, and Hawn as the “sock-it-to-me” girl, you may not know of her skills as an Academy Award-winning actress, film producer, and director. And even if you know of these accomplishments, you may not know of […]

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    What is misogyny?

    The stories that have dominated our news over the past week are deeply disturbing. If it’s not time to talk about misogyny now, I don’t know when. As you know, a 22 –year-old man wrote a manifesto (and posted a video) about his hatred of women …

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    Refugees in Iowa

    Over the past 5 years, nearly 3,000 refugees have resettled in Iowa, a number that increased by 500% when a secondary migration (refugees initially resettled in other states who came to Iowa) arrived. Two agencies, Catholic Charities and the …

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    We’ve all been told to “toughen up”

    Whether female or male, at some point in our lives we have all been told to “man up,” toughen up,” “don’t be a softie,” or “win at all costs.” These terms have created an unofficial measure by which we are judged – beginning in the playground …

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