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Considering Freedom During Black History Month: Our Incomplete Project at Home and Abroad

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Guest Blog by Brenda E. Stevenson, Ph.D. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” - The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, 1865 It is certainly fitting that during Black History Month 2015, we ...


Black History Month – Whose Story Is Missing?

African American History

Guest Blogger Davida Lindsay-Harewood: It is impossible to teach the true history of the US without including Africans and African Americans.  There were Africans on Columbus’ journey of exploration of the Americas.  Africans were present in the early settlements in Jamestown and other colonies.  Every war this county has fought included people of African descent from the War of Independen...


Announcing Voices: An Artist’s Perspective

Voices: An Artist's Perspective

Voices: An Artist’s Perspective is a feminist exhibition with 26 women artists raising their voices to tell individual stories that advocate for the fight for social, cultural, economic and political rights and the inclusion of all voices in its push for gender equality and identity using a woman's voice as the visual narrative to effect change. Exhibition-related Programs: Live exhibition...


The Real Life Hurt of the 20-Week Ban

Roe v Wade

On this 42nd Anniversary of Roe v Wade, the U.S. House of Representatives tabled a 20-week abortion ban bill - for now. Some female Republican House members were concerned about the GOP's anticipated rhetoric over the rape exception in the bill and how it would reflect on the party. Some in the media and pro-choice movement are heralding these women for standing up for changing the wording of the ...


Election Day-Not the End of Our Journey

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As I look at the final two days of voting, I imagine that you, like me, are exhausted and angry, yet still determined to inspire more people to get to the polls. First, we should reflect on what we’ve accomplished and realize this is a process that will not end on November 4th. We have all been part of a movement to educate and motivate people to use their voices and stand up for equality…...


Open Letter to Terri Lynn Land and Right To Life of Michigan

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On October 3rd, Terri Lynn Land participated in a call-in radio show on Michigan Public Radio's Michigan Calling. I called and asked her to explain her stance on the Personhoold Amendment and the Hobby Lobby decision. Her answer? She doesn’t support Personhood. Yet Right To Life Michigan endorsed her based on her support of Personhood. Her answer was contradictory to the answer she had to give...


A Survivor Who Once Said “I would never …”

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It started as a push in the heat of an argument. To this day I don’t remember what the argument was about. He apologized immediately and all was forgiven. I had no idea that over the next year things would escalate. How could this happen to me? It was such a gradual process. Day-to-day life was for the most part normal...at first. By the time I realized he was an abuser it was too late - I wa...


UniteWomen.org’s First Annual ‘Honoring Heroines’ Award

Diane Wilson Honor

It is with great pleasure to present Diane Wilson, co-Director of Florida, UniteWomen.org, with our first annual “Honoring Heroines” award.  Many are aware of Diane’s passion in fighting for equality but may not know she has been fighting a battle of her own. Diane did not make me aware of her breast cancer diagnosis until well after I deemed her to be one of our most effective activists...


Rally4Equality – A Time to Come Together

Constitution Day Rally

This Saturday, September 13th, many organizations and individuals will come together at the We Are Woman Rally4Equality to speak out against those who would deny women constitutional equality, disenfranchise voters and give those with more money an unfair advantage in our elections. It is time to put aside past differences and stand together to achieve equality and fairness. There is far too mu...


Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective – Women Must Bear Children, Cook, and Clean by Cristina Velazquez

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UniteWomen.org is pleased to announce the eighth of twelve featured artists in our online art show Women’s Rights – An Artist’s Perspective. Women Must Bear Children, Cook and Clean by Cristina Velazquez.  ARTIST’S STATEMENT Art making is a constant endeavor in my life.  Visual and objects surround me and fill me with energy that it is turned into fine art in my studio, locate...


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