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Monthly Archives September 2014

Celebrate Women with Aspasia!

Today, September 4th, is the anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, where over 4,750 delegates from several countries were in attendance. Issues discussed at the conference included poverty, education, health, economic rights, and more. From UNWomen.org: “The United Nations has organized four world conferences on women. These took place in Mexico City in […]

Back to School

“Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower   As the summer ends and the weather turns, the new school year begins. Although the first day varies in different parts of the world, however normal pattern is for school to begin in late August or early September in the […]

The Road to Belonging is Paved with Charity

Catherine Trundle’s recently published volume Americans in Tuscany: Charity, Compassion, and Belonging explores the lives of American female migrants to Italy, and follows a collection of women as they navigate Tuscan society in an attempt to integrate. The author discovered that these women have used charitable acts as a road map to guide their quest […]