Saturday, December 10, 2011

SWG Coffee Social: Making a Difference

This week I'd like to call attention to a couple of organizations/bloggers I came across this week who are making a difference in the lives of women.

Ann Daly a former women's studies professor and fem-evangelist announced she is currently serving on the panel of judges for Talbots Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program. Yes Talbots the retailer and marketer of women's classic clothing. Ann (who is also an inspiring blogger) has asked us to get the word out:

This year Talbots will be awarding $200,000 in scholarships, including seventeen $10,000 awards and one $30,000 Nancy Talbots Scholarship.  Applications are due by January 3, 2012. Click here to apply.

The Artworks Projects founded by Leslie Thomas uses design and the arts to raise awareness of and educate the public about significant human rights and environmental issues. In its first five years of existence, AWP’s agenda includes projects exposing genocide, extreme sexual violence against women, the global shortage of potable water, forced labor and human trafficking, and ethnic cleansing and anti-democracy actions. AWP selects topics which are the most intractable, the least covered in the mainstream media, and the most abusive for victims. Talk about taking on the tough issues. To get involved or to donate click here.

If you are looking to read a book or two on activism check out One Green Panet's 14 must read books for activists a list Brooks J Young directed me to on her twitter account. Brooks is an author, activist and author herself. She is executive director of Touching Heart, a support program for women and children escaping domestic violence and has also written a book, "Where God Took My Soul: A Memoir." Her story will both empower and enlighten women who are walking in the same footsteps that lead to the destruction of lives and families. To learn more about Brooks click here.

Are there any organizations or bloggers making a difference in the lives of women that you'd like to call attention to today?

3 comments:

  1. I'm always impressed with the knowledge and information you provide in your blog. These scholarship opportunities are so important in helping to empower women and letting them know that it's never too late to follow your passion. I'm going to tweet to help you spread the word. I love that Talbots is offering those scholarships.

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  2. I've always said that if you look, you find, and you, lady have managed to provide info on scholarship opportunities for those in need. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Monica,
    Thanks for helping get the word out. I was impressed with Talbots also. It was refreshing to see a retailer I patronize making a difference.

    Bella,
    So true. I know the women who run the Milwaukee ASWA scholarship and find it unfortunate to hear some years they do not receive many applicants.

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