Feminism | Posted by Saskia G on 10/5/2015

Why We Still Need A Woman On The $20 Bill

AAUW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=27&v=G_ikzQM93W8

AAUW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=27&v=G_ikzQM93W8

I took a seat on a vinyl chair next to my father in the event room of the American Legion in Weehawken, New Jersey. Weehawken is an urban township across the Hudson River from New York City, and its greatest claim to fame is that Alexander Hamilton, the founder of the National Bank and first Secretary of the Treasury, was shot there in a duel by Aaron Burr in 1804.

I have lived in Weehawken my entire life. I have attended duel reenactments and visited the rock against which Hamilton supposedly slumped after being hit. On this year’s anniversary of the July 11th duel, there was even a lecture on Hamilton and Burr’s relationship and the nature of dueling in general.

I opened a brochure that had been …

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Awareness | Posted by Julie Z on 07/9/2011

Saturday Vids: The Truth About The Economy In 2 Minutes

We all know that the economy is screwed right now. There's no way to exist in this country and be unaware of that fact. But do any of us really understand why? I know I didn't until I watched this video, in which former Labor Secretary Robert Reich simplified the hell out of it. It's definitely worth watching - now, when the topic of the economy comes up, I can talk semi-intelligently about what's going on (mehhhh just barely, but still).

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