Monday, March 1, 2021
Each year, on the last day of Black History Month, we honor those notable icons who have earned their wings. This past year 2020, we have lost so many memorable pioneers, we will use two days February 26 and March 1st.Some you may know by the sound of their name. Others, you will find have made their own mark in black history.Rest in Power:Chadwick Boseman - actor in many iconic moviesJohn Thompson - Legendary former coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, Hall of Fame Coach and the first black coach to win an NCAA titleSylvester Francis - Founder of Backstreet Cultural Museum in LouisianaBruce Williamson - R&B Singer with the TemptationsLou Brock - Baseball LegendPamela Hutchinson - R&B singer with the EmotionsGale Sayers - NFL LegendThomas Jefferson Byrd - ActorJohnny Nash - singer, songwriterNatalie Deselle Reid - actressBishop Harry Jackson Jr. - presiding bishop of the International Communion of Evangelical ChurchesDavid Dinkins - NYC's first black mayorBruce Carver Boynton - Civil Rights Activist/lawyerLucille Bridges - mother of Ruby BridgesDrew Days III - Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under the Carter administrationBen Watkins - Contestant on Master Chef Jr. (14 years old)Arnie Robinson Jr. - Olympic Gold Medalist (long jump)Marcus Garvey Jr. - Civil rights leader and son of Marcus GarveyCarol Sutton - actress (most recently on OWN's Queen Sugar)Tommy Tiny Lister - actor (Friday)Charley Pride - first black Country and Western singerAlfonso Quinones - (Shabba Doo) Actor and Legendary hip hop dancer and breakdancerJoe Clark - Subject of the movie Lean on Me
For the month of March, Women’s Rights Club will be honoring various women from history who have made important contributions to gender equality and society as a whole. This is directly following POCU’s fantastic Black History Month series. For the next couple days, we will highlight why intersectionality of race and gender issues is essential, and how feminist movements have succeeded and failed in including women of color.
While white women make 79 cents to a white man’s 1 dollar, Black women make 62 cents, Native women make 56 cents, and Latina women make 54 cents. Jobs like nursing, caregiving, and teaching are made up of predominantly women of color, and not coincidentally tend to be lower-paying jobs. 80% of Black women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their households. Women of color are also significantly underrepresented in executive positions and other higher-paying positions in the average workplace.
WRC Women's History Month presented by Ruthie Weinbaum
- Join the International Students Club! If you are passionate about fundraising toward international issues and love celebrating international culture, our club is perfect for you! Some events/programs our club has already done include a tutoring program with ELL students, cultural bake sales, and UNICEF fundraisers. Currently, our club is planning a discussion about children’s education in developing countries for ARHS Social Justice Month! Come join us for our next meeting Tuesday, March 2 at 11:55-12:15 using this link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/dx4jdbplm3 See you there!
- Student Advisory Council is hosting a budget forum for students TODAY @ 2:30PM. Students will have a chance to hear about the proposed budget, including possible cuts, as well as ask questions and share feedback.Questions? Email email@example.com.Budget Forum Meet Link: meet.google.com/lookup/