It was stated by Louis E. Martin upon her death that “She gave out faith and hope as if they were pills and she some sort of doctor.” As an educator and a social worker Bethune dedicated her life as a public servant to better the lives of others. She served as the first African American woman to serve in a president cabinet and through her years of public services she worked with four presidents. Through those connections she was able to influence decision that affected the great good of all. Bethune diverse government and organizational service inspired a new generation of women civil rights leaders. Bethune sums it up in her pledge of the National Council of Negro Women “It is our pledge to make a lasting contribution to all that is finest and best in America, to cherish and enrich her heritage of freedom and progress by working for the integration of all her people regardless of race, creed, or national origin, into her spiritual, social, cultural, civic, and economic life, and thus aid her to achieve the glorious destiny of a true and unfettered democracy.”— Founder Mary McLeod Bethune's Pledge for
In July 2014 Watson was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, serving as an advocate for the UN Women’s HeForShe campaign in promoting gender equality. Previously Watson served as an ambassador for Camfed International; a movement to educate girls in rural Africa .Watson has taken her feministic ideals onto the big screen playing roles such as Belle in Beauty and the Beast where she convinced the screenwriters that Belle should have a more practical job than fairytale princess; an inventor.Watson with her HeForShe campaign has played a vital role in the support of modern feminism using her position as UN Ambassador to encourage men as well to fight for gender equality so as to lose the stereotypes engrained in everybody’s minds. Her fight for gender equality will have great effects on the future society we will live in, raising a generation that not only knows everyone is equal, but believes it too. Along with the aim of the campaign to get 100000 men and boys involved in the fight to achieve gender equality.Watson started acting at the age of 9, appearing in the movie franchise Harry Potter. This was the start of her career, and ultimately the start of her being a role model and inspiration to all around the world.
Kristy Brown, a senior in the department of political science at The University of Memphis that works at the Tennessee Treasury Legal Compliance & Audit department as a legislative aide and as a weekend Unit Coordinator at Methodist University Hospital. Kristy spends her free time as an active member of Phi Sigma Alpha, a Political Science Honors Society and a mentor for The Tiger Success Institute for first generation college grads. A budding philanthropist that is actively involved in her community by volunteering for various non profit programs, such as the Junior League of Memphis and assisting in the planning of Expungement Clinics, a community wide event that helps to clean the records of those that have paid their debt to society. Kristy
The Second Great Awakening happened seventy years after the first great awakening and urged people to reach a personal and emotional understanding with God. Women like Angelina Grinkè, urged other women to use their domestic influence to push social reform for women’s suffrage, in Grinkè’s case, it was about abolition(Doc. F). The purpose of this document is that Grinkè encourages activism by Christian women against slavery. Harriet Beecher Stowe was perhaps one of the most important abolitionist in American History.
The Texas Darlins award scholarships in recognition of leadership abilities, financial need, and academic excellence. Each semester, outstanding young women join this great organization to strengthen their knowledge, leadership, and integrity within themselves and to further the betterment of their community. This scholarship will award those notable members, and celebrate their contribution to the Texas Darlins and Austin community. We rely on the life-long support of our alumnae to sustain their passion for sisterhood, service, and spirit for our collegians. Texas Darlins withholds a mission to advance the Spirit Group’s vision to be recognized as a premier female organization.
Name: Asia Tillison Major: Social Work Campus Involvement: President& Founder of Sisterhood of Success Organization, Peer Mentor, Sga Senate Member, Social Work Club Member, National Society of Leadership & Success (Sigma Alpha PI), Asia Tillison was born July 27,1993, and was raised by her grandmother Mary Tillison in Wilmington , Delaware. After her college career she aspires to continue to work with the adolescents in impoverished areas while working in school settings and participating in Community work. One of her main aspirations is to start her own non- profit organization geared towards young females. Asia truly believes that all ladies are queens with the assistance to reach their full potential. Platform: Embrace your Inner
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social
Lisa Kristine Lisa Kristine is a humanitarian photographer and is known for inspiring change rather than just capturing an image. She is a San Fransisco native who specializes in indigenous peoples throughout the world. As a young woman she developed an interest in anthropology and photography before attending and graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Fransisco. She was mentored throughout her youth in the techniques of Silver Gelatin, a black and white photo printing technique introduced in 1885, and Cibachrome printing, a color photo printing technique that was introduced in 1963. Kristine strives to identify the human dignity that she still believes remains in this world, by documenting the lives and cultures of more than 100 countries spreading across six different continents.
One of this is the Highlander Folk School on which document 4 is about. Highlander was a center for training civil rights activists and labor organizers and it was really important because of the education it gave to Rosa Parks that eventually led her to to do what she did. In fact, when she came out of this school she felt free, she felt as important as any white person, or even more, this made her realize that not only she didn’t have to follow the rule of segregation, but she could help on the war against them. Of course, when talking about the montgomery bus boycott it’s necessary to talk about Dr. King, who not only led the movement, but he made it successful. Document 5 is King’s speech at the Montgomery Improvement Association.
During my high school years I was able to channel my passion to examine discrimination and social development through my involvement with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP). SNLP is a woman’s education and advocacy nonprofit committed to promoting leadership among underrepresented young women. For the first time in my life, I was having deep personal conversations with empowered women. We sought to inspect and challenge unequal power dynamics based on numerous systems of oppression. We questioned why women didn’t feel empowered to make decisions and be leaders, as well as what actions and involvement we as young women can have to impact change on a larger scale.
The charity works with international partners to help marginalized communities throughout the world find their voice and combat crises. One of the charity’s programs is the Advocacy Quilts, which are used to tell the stories of marginalized people. Kay Scanlan, a sophomore in the program, was so moved by the quilts that she decided they needed to be brought to Salve. Along with a few other Nuala Pell scholars Scanlan began coordinating the event.
Perla Castaneda, or Miss.Perla as the kids call her, is a youth manager within the Tierney M. Learning Center located in the beacon communities of South Boston. She works in the academic center which is predominantly focused on helping students with homework, being a broker for resources and offering mentorship to students. The mission of the Tierney M. Learning Center closely resembles that of the boys and girls club of Boston which is to give opportunities to those who need it most. Perla strongly believes in this mission and possibly takes it a step further. She wants to help those who want it and don’t want it.
The Children’s Defense Fund was faced with much adversity and discrimination when it was founded during the Civil Right Movement. Marian Wright Edelman, the founder of the CDF was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar. She committed her entire life fighting for a solution to poverty as well as discrimination. The CDF faced other challenges like standing up to the leaders of the United States in order to create policy reforms that help protect funding for programs that have a direct effect on children. In conclusion, the CDF is committed to making the world a better place by starting with our children, as they are our future, by providing support through educational programs, budget reforms, and many other social