Hidden Figures: 3 “Colored Computers” Who Helped US Race into Space

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By ZontaDoris “We believe the one who has the power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So, when you study history, you must always ask yourself, whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth?”  –a Ghanaian teacher in The Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Maybe …

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This is what democracy looks like…

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by ZontaDoris On Saturday, January 21, I participated in the Women’s March for Social Justice in St. Petersburg, FL. More than 20,000 came to walk a one-mile route to “get involved in social justice issues at a critical time.” (Amy Weintraub quoted in “Protest is largest in city’s history,” by Tracey McManus, Tampa Bay Times)

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Jan. 31st, celebrate Amelia Earhart: Zontian and Aviation Pioneer

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by ZontaDoris Amelia Earhart is the most famous Zontian since the organization was founded in 1919. And January is Celebrate Amelia Earhart Month at Zonta International. EARHART FORGED SKY CAREERS FOR WOMEN  Earhart achieved many firsts, including achievements in aviation, commerce, and public relations. From the Family of Amelia Earhart website we learn that Amelia, …

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Respect. Give it. Get it. Teen Dating Done Right.

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by ZontaDoris Our Club worked with Kim Delillo at the Haven, our Northern Pinellas Domestic Violence Center, and Melissa Dohme, teen dating violence survivor, from Hands Across the Bay, to host a great presentation for students at East Lake High School on December 16. Check out the pictures and short report below. We were pleased …

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What Does Appearance Have to Do with Sexual Assault? Nothing.

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by ZontaDoris During the last election cycle, we heard a lot about how women look. Beautiful women received compliments and acceptance. Women with unsatisfactory body parts defined by men as “flat chests,” “big asses,” and “ugly faces” were derided or dismissed. We also witnessed (albeit in a partisan commercial) how these flippant, casually offered, undermining …

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How Dancing Feet Enabled Hands Across the Bay

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Our Pinellas Club experienced a new area of community involvement in October. We sent one of our members to participate in the dance competition (yes, it was Dancing With the Stars) in the annual fundraising event known as Hands Across the Bay. Hands Across the Bay was developed to positively impact the lives of as …

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Talking with Incumbents and Candidates for the State Legislature

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by ZontaDoris We start our interviews with state legislature incumbents and wannabes this week. It is our way to inform and build relationships with policy makers as part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities. To focus our attention and conversation as well as leave behind a summary of our concerns, we devised the resource …

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