02 March 2012

blogging for iwd

this year will be the first time that i officially participate in international women's day and although it is not in the way i originally intended i very am happy to be a part of such an awesome event.  hopefully next year i can (remember to start planning earlier and) pull together a community celebration of sorts.  (next year keep you calendars open and eyes on the rrep's event calendar.)

in lieu of a group celebration, i've decided to join bloggers, gender across borders and care by participating in the third annual blog for international women’s day event.  this year's theme is “connecting girls, inspiring futures” and participants are asked to write about either or both of the following:
  • how can we, as a culture and as members of the global community, involve, educate, and inspire girls in a positive way?
  • describe a particular organization, person, group or moment in history that helped to inspire a positive future and impact the minds and aspirations for girls.
international women's day is a global day celebrating the economic,
political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
additionally i may do a post on the united nation's theme: empower rural women - end hunger and poverty.  in my opinion food justice issues and feminism go hand in hand; and, as a former food pantry manager, ending hunger and poverty are two things i am very passionate about.

even though this seems like a bit of an undertaking, it is something i am also very excited to be a part of and i'm excited to write about both topics. maybe you will join me?

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