Tag: Equal Rights

Women's March on Chicago: A Movement, Not A Moment.

We met early in the morning with a group of friends, about thirty of us in all. The younger kids all wrote their moms’ phone numbers on their arms with a Sharpie. The moms and dads carried backpacks full of snacks, sunglasses, water bottles, and sunblock (yes, sunblock for January in Chicago – climate change is... Read more »

I Am A Black Woman. And I Need You To Notice.

I Am A Black Woman. And I Need You To Notice.
February is Black History Month.  I wanted to write a piece that honors what it means to be Black in our country. But I cannot do that with any authenticity, because I am not Black. Being both a woman and a Jew, I do have some idea of what it means to be marginalized, to... Read more »

Annie Rose and Abraham Lincoln: A Six-Year-Old's Commentary on the Gettysburg Address

Annie Rose and Abraham Lincoln: A Six-Year-Old's Commentary on the Gettysburg Address
My six-year-old daughter, Annie Rose, has been a passionate fan of Abraham Lincoln since we visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in the summer of 2011. Today, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, she read the legendary speech and offered her own commentary.  She wore her Abraham Lincoln suit... Read more »
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