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A Little Bit of Hope

The news is often filled with terrible, awful things, which to be fair these things are going on in the world, but it gets a little depressing at times.

So today, I just wanted to share some things with you, some people rather, that have turned some rather horrific and unfortunate situations into opportunities to fight for not only themselves, but for others who may not have found their voices yet.

Hope is a powerful thing:

The Hunting Ground

We Are Girl Rising

Lately we have mentioned our screening of Girl Rising that is happening on  Wednesday 4/16  in room AA 196 from  4-6pm.   It is a free event with some light snacks included.

We really encourage folks to com out and participate!

If you are wondering what is Girl Rising,   I am here to inform you! It is a movement that is welcomes all folks to support the education of girls.  We can all benefit from the education of girls.

This movement demonstrates how girls face many obstacles when it comes to trying to receive an education, and the benefits that are reaped by all when these girls are able to get the education that they deserve.

Please come out and check this wondering screening out.

It may seem like a movement that is far removed from our society, but even here in the U.S. the ramifications of poor or a lack of education can be seen in women. The ramifications are long lasting and influence the generations that come from / after these women.  It is something we  can change,  so please come and work with us to be apart of that change. girl rising

To get more information about this movement please check out their site:

Girl Rising


Community Colleges: Affordable, Available, So What’s The Barrier?

The AAUW or the American Association of University Women of Virginia Northern District Program is presenting this amazing talk from Dr. Catherine Hill, where she will be talking about ” challenges  facing students and parents and opportunities in STEM fields, and how community colleges provide more women with a reliable path to opportunity and economic security.”

The rising cost four year institutions has created an influx in the number of students (whether they are fresh out of high school or further into their adulthood). Dr. Hill presents an pertinent study and I encourage folks to go out and attend.

Here are the details:

The talk takes place at Oakton Library and it is FREE and there will be FOOD !

From Route 66 East or West:

Take exit 60,  Rt. 123, going north toward Oakton and Vienna.

Turn left on Hunter Mill Rd.

Turn left onto Lynnhaven Pl.

From Reston and Dulles:

Take the Reston Parkway (RT. 602) South

To the Dulles Toll Rd. (RT.267) East toward DC

Take exit 14 onto Hunter Mill Rd. , turn right to go South

After approx .3 miles, turn left to continue South on Hunter Mill Rd.

After approx 4.4 miles, turn right onto Lynnhaven Pl.

I encourage people to go out and attend. I was able to meet with some of the women from the AAUW this week and they are lovely people.