Clean plate club

Thanks to a long-overdue overhaul by the USDA, school lunches are likely to look a lot different starting July 1. Here in Las Vegas, the Clark County School District — the nation’s fifth largest — is readying to implement new school lunch guidelines this fall. And it’s one tall order. As this well-written and insightful…

Celebrate 10 years of NEW Leadership!

Sharing this from the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN): If you only make one event that WRIN does this year, you will want to come to this one!  Thursday May 17 on the UNLV campus Student Union. Mixer 5-6; dinner 6-8 with keynote. 10 years of our NEW Leadership program has produced alums who…

Celebrate 40 years of Title IX with WRIN

This looks cool: Equity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IXEquity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX Thursday, April 19, 2012 3:00 to 5:00 pm Panel Discussion, reception to follow Hendrix Auditorium, William D. Carlson Education Building (CEB) This event looks back at the progress and challenges of the forty years since…

Parents: Just talk about sex with your kids

This is a press release from Planned Parenthood that I thought was interesting: ** PARENTS ARE TALKING WITH THEIR KIDS ABOUT SEX BUT OFTEN NOT TACKLING HARDER ISSUES ** Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada Launches Activities Around October’s Let’s Talk Month LAS VEGAS — Eighty-two percent of parents have talked to their children about topics…

Title IX: Rally for girls sports

The National Women’s Law Center is hosting a Title IX webinar tomorrow called Rally for Girls’ Sports. Title IX, which became law in 1972, is designed to create equity for girls and women in the education system. Most notably, it has been used to create equal access to sports. Coaches, educators, parents and anyone interested…

Uncensored Voices

As someone who is against censorship and someone who supports the ACLU of Nevada, I wanted to share the details of their (free) event Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7-9 pm at the Clark County Library: Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Literary Freedom. What do “Of Mice and Men”, the American Heritage Dictionary, and the graphic novel “Watchmen” have…

Shattering the Glass Ceiling courtesy of WRIN

The Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) is hosting a free panel called Shattering the Glass Ceiling, on advancing the role of women in government, at the Greenspun Hall Auditorium at UNLV tomorrow at 5:30 pm. Here’s some details: Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Dr. Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, & Dr. Joanne…