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An Invitation from Emma Watson to Join the ‘He for She Campaign’ in the Struggle for Gender Equality

 “Fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man hating.  If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.  For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.  It is the theory of the political, economic,… Read more »

A Young People’s History of the United States – a book review by Megan Manning

    “Maybe our future can be found in the past’s moments of kindness and courage rather than its centuries of warfare.” – Howard Zinn Most history books are written by the winners, but this book presents history from a different point of view.  The history of the United States from the perspective of the poor,… Read more »

A Glimmer of Hope among the Chaos – by Lynda Laushway

It is hard not to feel that the world has gone mad when the daily news this week is full of sadness and outrage over the senseless killing of almost 300 passengers on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.  Flip channels and you will hear that the Israelis and Palestinians are bombing and shooting each other relentlessly…. Read more »

Supporting the Work of SWOVA One Party at a Time

by Lynda Laushway, Executive Director of SWOVA It’s a sunny afternoon in a beautiful garden. People are milling about or sitting and chatting.  There are lovely canapes and sweet treats along with fruit punch being served. Neighbours and more distant friends keep arriving. One woman plays a keyboard and a small group are singing beautifully. … Read more »

Respect and the Internet – by Lynda Laushway

The days when etiquette encompassed topics such as who should open a door for who and how to set a table correctly, definitely predated the internet and social media.  We live in a whole new world now where communication is instantaneous and anonymous. When we communicate we are easily disguised. Not that we didn’t have… Read more »