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"Climb Every Mountain" isn’t just a song for these fearless ladies in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! Secretary of State John Kerry met with seven mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote women’s empowerment, education, and environmental awareness.On June 24, the all-women team climbed Mt. Denali (McKinley) in Alaska. They have reached the top of six of the seven summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents! So what’s left for them to conquer? Antarctica’s mighty Mount Vinson! Their goal is to become the first all-female team to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Since 2008, the Seven Summits Women have visited more than 200 schools in Nepal, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Argentina, and the United States, and engaged hundreds of local women in outdoor activities with the goal of inspiring them to participate in activities traditionally considered off-limits to women.Are you inspired? We certainly are! This story left us speechless, and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome these seven ladies into our phenomenal exchange alumni community! Share this awesome news with your alumni communities to inspire even more people with their story!

Seven Summits Women totally deserve a shoutout, this is awesome! They are inspiring Mighty Girls around the world! 
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"Climb Every Mountain" isn’t just a song for these fearless ladies in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! Secretary of State John Kerry met with seven mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote women’s empowerment, education, and environmental awareness.On June 24, the all-women team climbed Mt. Denali (McKinley) in Alaska. They have reached the top of six of the seven summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents! So what’s left for them to conquer? Antarctica’s mighty Mount Vinson! Their goal is to become the first all-female team to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Since 2008, the Seven Summits Women have visited more than 200 schools in Nepal, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Argentina, and the United States, and engaged hundreds of local women in outdoor activities with the goal of inspiring them to participate in activities traditionally considered off-limits to women.Are you inspired? We certainly are! This story left us speechless, and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome these seven ladies into our phenomenal exchange alumni community! Share this awesome news with your alumni communities to inspire even more people with their story!

Seven Summits Women totally deserve a shoutout, this is awesome! They are inspiring Mighty Girls around the world! 
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"Climb Every Mountain" isn’t just a song for these fearless ladies in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! Secretary of State John Kerry met with seven mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote women’s empowerment, education, and environmental awareness.On June 24, the all-women team climbed Mt. Denali (McKinley) in Alaska. They have reached the top of six of the seven summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents! So what’s left for them to conquer? Antarctica’s mighty Mount Vinson! Their goal is to become the first all-female team to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Since 2008, the Seven Summits Women have visited more than 200 schools in Nepal, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Argentina, and the United States, and engaged hundreds of local women in outdoor activities with the goal of inspiring them to participate in activities traditionally considered off-limits to women.Are you inspired? We certainly are! This story left us speechless, and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome these seven ladies into our phenomenal exchange alumni community! Share this awesome news with your alumni communities to inspire even more people with their story!

Seven Summits Women totally deserve a shoutout, this is awesome! They are inspiring Mighty Girls around the world! 
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"Climb Every Mountain" isn’t just a song for these fearless ladies in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! Secretary of State John Kerry met with seven mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote women’s empowerment, education, and environmental awareness.On June 24, the all-women team climbed Mt. Denali (McKinley) in Alaska. They have reached the top of six of the seven summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents! So what’s left for them to conquer? Antarctica’s mighty Mount Vinson! Their goal is to become the first all-female team to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Since 2008, the Seven Summits Women have visited more than 200 schools in Nepal, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Argentina, and the United States, and engaged hundreds of local women in outdoor activities with the goal of inspiring them to participate in activities traditionally considered off-limits to women.Are you inspired? We certainly are! This story left us speechless, and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome these seven ladies into our phenomenal exchange alumni community! Share this awesome news with your alumni communities to inspire even more people with their story!

Seven Summits Women totally deserve a shoutout, this is awesome! They are inspiring Mighty Girls around the world! 
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"Climb Every Mountain" isn’t just a song for these fearless ladies in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! Secretary of State John Kerry met with seven mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote women’s empowerment, education, and environmental awareness.On June 24, the all-women team climbed Mt. Denali (McKinley) in Alaska. They have reached the top of six of the seven summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents! So what’s left for them to conquer? Antarctica’s mighty Mount Vinson! Their goal is to become the first all-female team to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Since 2008, the Seven Summits Women have visited more than 200 schools in Nepal, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Argentina, and the United States, and engaged hundreds of local women in outdoor activities with the goal of inspiring them to participate in activities traditionally considered off-limits to women.Are you inspired? We certainly are! This story left us speechless, and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome these seven ladies into our phenomenal exchange alumni community! Share this awesome news with your alumni communities to inspire even more people with their story!

Seven Summits Women totally deserve a shoutout, this is awesome! They are inspiring Mighty Girls around the world! 
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"Climb Every Mountain" isn’t just a song for these fearless ladies in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! Secretary of State John Kerry met with seven mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote women’s empowerment, education, and environmental awareness.

On June 24, the all-women team climbed Mt. Denali (McKinley) in Alaska. They have reached the top of six of the seven summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents! So what’s left for them to conquer? Antarctica’s mighty Mount Vinson! Their goal is to become the first all-female team to climb the highest mountain on each continent. 

Since 2008, the Seven Summits Women have visited more than 200 schools in Nepal, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Argentina, and the United States, and engaged hundreds of local women in outdoor activities with the goal of inspiring them to participate in activities traditionally considered off-limits to women.

Are you inspired? We certainly are! This story left us speechless, and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome these seven ladies into our phenomenal exchange alumni community! Share this awesome news with your alumni communities to inspire even more people with their story!

Seven Summits Women totally deserve a shoutout, this is awesome! They are inspiring Mighty Girls around the world! 

Happy Fourth of July #Echoes! Today is America’s birthday AND Malia Obama’s birthday! Turning 16 on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is pretty spectacular and we’d like to wish her the happiest of Sweet Sixteens! 
She has grown up in front of the world, and we are very proud of the darling young lady and shining example she is for young girls everywhere.Photo Credits
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Happy Fourth of July #Echoes! Today is America’s birthday AND Malia Obama’s birthday! Turning 16 on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is pretty spectacular and we’d like to wish her the happiest of Sweet Sixteens! 
She has grown up in front of the world, and we are very proud of the darling young lady and shining example she is for young girls everywhere.Photo Credits
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Happy Fourth of July #Echoes! Today is America’s birthday AND Malia Obama’s birthday! Turning 16 on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is pretty spectacular and we’d like to wish her the happiest of Sweet Sixteens! 
She has grown up in front of the world, and we are very proud of the darling young lady and shining example she is for young girls everywhere.Photo Credits
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Happy Fourth of July #Echoes! Today is America’s birthday AND Malia Obama’s birthday! Turning 16 on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is pretty spectacular and we’d like to wish her the happiest of Sweet Sixteens! 
She has grown up in front of the world, and we are very proud of the darling young lady and shining example she is for young girls everywhere.Photo Credits
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Happy Fourth of July #Echoes! Today is America’s birthday AND Malia Obama’s birthday! Turning 16 on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is pretty spectacular and we’d like to wish her the happiest of Sweet Sixteens! 

She has grown up in front of the world, and we are very proud of the darling young lady and shining example she is for young girls everywhere.

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When children never see their culture represented in a library storytime or in materials on the library shelves, they receive a
resounding message that the librarian does not think their culture is important enough to feature in the library. This invisibility within the library’s programs and materials can equally be harmful to a child’s self-image.

The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children, by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, April 5, 2014

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Beatriz Recinos, an undergraduate student from El Salvador, discovered a dwarf galaxy while studying on a Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD). She studied oceanography and geophysics at Humboldt State University in Northern California.

*Pause* That’s right, you read correctly, she discovered a dwarf galaxy! And last we checked, this isn’t easy. 

When she returned to El Salvador she received a “Building a Fulbright Future” grant. She and another UGRAD wrote and taught a class on oceanography/geophysics to a group of gifted youth, as well as a university sophomore-level physics lab module. 

The class was based on what Beatriz learned in classes at Humboldt. Previously, these kinds of classes were not available, which is precisely why she wanted to offer the class. Learning, discovering, and giving back, the very definition of an exchange. 

Is anyone else proud of Beatriz and in awe of her discovery? We definitely are! When was the last time you met someone who discovered a dwarf galaxy? And pioneered a course on oceanography and geographics? Go Beatriz, go!

 

Leigh would LOVE knowing Beatriz! Ladies in STEM, have you seen this story? Happy to continue the Tumblr congrats! 

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Leonardo DiCaprio joined Secretary Kerry at ‪#‎OurOcean2014‬ yesterday to talk about the importance of protecting the ocean. " If we don’t do something to save our oceans now, it won’t be just the sharks and the dolphins that will suffer; it will be all of us including our children and our grandchildren."
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Leonardo DiCaprio joined Secretary Kerry at ‪#‎OurOcean2014‬ yesterday to talk about the importance of protecting the ocean. " If we don’t do something to save our oceans now, it won’t be just the sharks and the dolphins that will suffer; it will be all of us including our children and our grandchildren."
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Leonardo DiCaprio joined Secretary Kerry at ‪#‎OurOcean2014‬ yesterday to talk about the importance of protecting the ocean. " If we don’t do something to save our oceans now, it won’t be just the sharks and the dolphins that will suffer; it will be all of us including our children and our grandchildren."
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Leonardo DiCaprio joined Secretary Kerry at ‪#‎OurOcean2014‬ yesterday to talk about the importance of protecting the ocean. " If we don’t do something to save our oceans now, it won’t be just the sharks and the dolphins that will suffer; it will be all of us including our children and our grandchildren."
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On this day, we remember the aptly named Loving family, and the historic June 12, 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all anti-miscegenation laws, which barred interracial marriage, were unconstitutional. 
To learn more about Richard and Mildred Loving, and to see more of their lovely family photos, read LIFE magazine.
 

Loving Day is yet another reminder of why We Need Diverse Books! :-)
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On this day, we remember the aptly named Loving family, and the historic June 12, 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all anti-miscegenation laws, which barred interracial marriage, were unconstitutional. 
To learn more about Richard and Mildred Loving, and to see more of their lovely family photos, read LIFE magazine.
 

Loving Day is yet another reminder of why We Need Diverse Books! :-)
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On this day, we remember the aptly named Loving family, and the historic June 12, 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all anti-miscegenation laws, which barred interracial marriage, were unconstitutional. 

To learn more about Richard and Mildred Loving, and to see more of their lovely family photos, read LIFE magazine.

 

Loving Day is yet another reminder of why We Need Diverse Books! :-)

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“Girls who play sports live happily ever after,” is the motivating mantra for Fatima Saleem as she works to create positive change in Pakistan. Fatima’s experience in the 2013 U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program inspired her to establish GO GIRL Pakistan, an organization that creates opportunities for girls to “get in on the sports game.” As the head of GO GIRL Pakistan, Fatima funnels her energy into organizing sports clinics and mentoring sessions for Pakistani girls—ranging from pre-schoolers to adolescents in age and representative of different socioeconomic classes. The key factor to Fatima’s success is engaging the whole community in these programs. By getting fathers, mothers, brothers, uncles, and aunts to participate, Fatima has made leaps and strides in her action plan to use sports as a means of empowerment for girls in Karachi—regardless of background.

Last year, Fatima was selected by the State Department to come to the United States for a month-long mentorship with ESPN Senior VP, Operations Jodi Markley. During her time at ESPN, Fatima built on her background as the only female sports reporter at Geo News—a Pakistani news channel—to further develop a strategy for advancing the health and status of girls back home through sports. As evidenced by GO GIRL Pakistan’s successful track record, Fatima has made significant progress on this action plan…with much more to come. Since its founding, Fatima has spearheaded a series of GO GIRL Pakistan activities including a Daddy & Me Football Clinic, Mommy & Me Football Clinic, and Mommy, Daddy, & Me Football Clinic. Gaining “buy-in” from both women and men has allowed for Fatima to take her programming to another level. Already, Fatima has added other regular after-school programs for teenage girls, not only for soccer training but for guidance counseling and mentoring.

Fatima has expressed, “There are so many talented women in Pakistan. Despite challenges…they still come out and play. The passion and the drive is unbelievable. These girls need proper training and most of all places where they can train and exercise their talent. There is a lot to do. I just wish I can fix things for them, and I know I will.” Fatima walks the talk and applies the marketing, communication, and networking skills that she refined while on-the-ground at ESPN. The hurdles that Pakistani women face are numerous, chief among them is the cultural perception that girls should not be athletes. In some cases, even if it is acceptable for a girl or boy to join a soccer or cricket team, finding a safe setting for sports remains a concern.

Under Fatima’s leadership, GO GIRL Pakistan will garner more support from the whole community to break the barriers that are holding girls back from sports activities.

Always on the run, Fatima thrives on the vigor of her work. She continues to serve as one of Pakistan’s leading female sports journalists and remains as a key player in the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi’s sports diplomacy programs. Fatima Saleem stands out as a stellar Global Sports Mentoring Program Alumna and shows that women who play sports truly can “live happily ever after.”

 

This line is EVERYTHING: “Girls who play sports live happily ever after.” Go Fatima!! Reblog to your heart’s content, this story deserves to be shared! 

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Queen Elizabeth’s Letter to President Dwight D. Eisenhower , 01/24/1960 
Item from Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum Manuscripts Collection. (04/01/1985)
Enclosed in this letter are Queen Elizabeth’s further instructions for her drop scone recipe. It is written on Buckingham Palace note paper and signed “Yours Sincerely, Elizabeth R.”
Source: http://go.usa.gov/j7Dh

Our characters, The Royals, would love this. 
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Queen Elizabeth’s Letter to President Dwight D. Eisenhower , 01/24/1960 
Item from Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum Manuscripts Collection. (04/01/1985)
Enclosed in this letter are Queen Elizabeth’s further instructions for her drop scone recipe. It is written on Buckingham Palace note paper and signed “Yours Sincerely, Elizabeth R.”
Source: http://go.usa.gov/j7Dh

Our characters, The Royals, would love this. 
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Queen Elizabeth’s Letter to President Dwight D. Eisenhower , 01/24/1960 

Item from Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum Manuscripts Collection. (04/01/1985)

Enclosed in this letter are Queen Elizabeth’s further instructions for her drop scone recipe. It is written on Buckingham Palace note paper and signed “Yours Sincerely, Elizabeth R.”

Source: http://go.usa.gov/j7Dh

Our characters, The Royals, would love this. 

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