April 2018

#MeToo,  #TimesUp , Thursdays in Black.  These are big movements in the world today.  Seems like they’ve been with us for a long time, but actually only since the last of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, respectively, with the third one really gaining ground in 2012.  What powerful movements they have become.  It’s about fighting sexual harassment, sexual assault and violence.    Women and men joining together to give support to people who have been through these horrible situations.  #MeToo started when an actress told the story that a young teenager had confided that she had been sexually assaulted, and the actress said she wished she would have told the girl, “Me, too.”  We’ve had situations of sexual harassment in our own state government.  These are people who run the state and give us new laws.  We can’t have them think they are above the law.  I agree that they are human too and will stumble, but they also must be held accountable.  This month our speaker is Mary Kramer.  She has been given a daunting task of making sure sexual harassment in the state house can be reported and handled fairly.  She has quite a work resume also.  Join us at Mama Lacona’s on Thursday April 19, 2018 to hear from this remarkable lady. Be sure to RSVP at http://www.mwniowa.org/calendar.

 Joyce Whipps, President

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