The Thursday Three

Hello everyone!  Due to technical difficulties and goof ups, this post didn’t come through last week (ironically, on April Fool’s Day!).  Sorry about that!  Look for the next Thursday Three on the 15th.

  1. YouthActionNet® is a wonderful organization that believes young people can be “active global citizens, shaping the world with power and confidence.”  Check out how they help youth in “leading positive change in their communities” here: http://www.youthactionnet.org/.
  2. Research any country with the CIA’s World Factbook information center: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/.
  3. Tomorrow (Friday, April 2nd) is World Autism Awareness Day.  Find out more at http://www.worldautismawarenessday.org/.

Celebrate and Learn in honor of International Women’s Day

March is National Women’s History Month, and March 8 marked International Women’s Day! Celebrate both by checking out some of the links listed at http://www.freewebs.com/uswhp/holidays.htm.

We also have two similarly themed events taking place in the Chicago area to share with you:

-A Discussion of the Shriver Report at Oakton Community College:
http://www.oakton.edu/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=1500

-Half The Sky, an event aiming “to help women and girls everywhere turn oppression into opportunity”:
http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/OriginalPrograms/event/Half_The_Sky.aspx?utm_source=Facebook_HTS&utm_medium=Contest&utm_campaign=HalfTheSky_FathomPage

For more, visit http://www.vivalafeminista.com/2010/03/womens-history-month-chicago-calendars.html.