Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes back from the Brink

Available FREE for downloading through January 15, The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes back from the Brink is self-described as “ a call to the nation to modernize its relationship with women in order not only to strengthen our economy, but also to make it work better for everyone.” At over 500 pages the download is a large file and print copies should be available in early March, according to the Center for American Progress. 


An executive summary notes that fifty years after declaring the War on Poverty, “the extent of social immobility and economic inequality is much bigger and affects far more women and children then men.“ The summary provides links to sample essays (written by celebrities, sociologists and politicians), to a 23 page poll and an infographic titled “How far we’ve come … how far we need to go.” Students and teachers interested in both economics/poverty and in women’s issues will find much to explore and discuss. 

We are beginning to compile resources for Women's History Month (March), an annual declared month worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. If you have some to suggest, please contact the librarians or post a suggestion below.

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