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Septima Poinsette ClarkDr. Thomas Sticht of San Diego is a distinguished scholar and a great friend of ElderChicks.  He has been more than a researcher; his work has advanced the international field of adult literacy and particularly emphasized the importance of educating women who, as we know, are the first teachers in the family.  Tom reminds us in this faxcinating article of the work of Septima Poinsette Clark as the country observes the birthday of Martin Luther King.  (more…)

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Social-EntrepreneurshipPersonally, I would like to support entrepreneurs who are developing products for “elders,” particularly older women; attractive clothing, single or small servings of foods that typically are sold in quantity, etc.

Socially/politically, I believe older women can and should participate in discussions regarding the direction of education for our nation’s children. Many of us are mothers and grandmothers and many of us have been professionals in the field of education. There are many issues. For example, high stakes testing, privates vs. public funding, influences of poverty on children’s learning. I believe our experienced voices should be heard.

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BalanceRocksI will be 89 in February & have lived within 100 miles of where I was born (LA) my whole life. One of the things that concerns me now is the negativity everywhere. Don’t folks realize that your thinking creates your life? We are surrounded with this and barraged with it. I grew up during the depression, survived the stresses of WWII & the extreme years afterwards. As a nation we never doubted we would have better days and we did. Now there is fear everywhere, some justified and some not. But we are teaching it to our future generations and that is just not right .Your strength is within and in the use of your mind. Our national history is overcoming great difficulties not bowing down to pressure. That is what should be taught. I strongly believe in the power of one. I have lived it and will continue to believe in it and perpetuate it in anyway I can.

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The New Senior WomanThe New Senior Woman has just gone into its second printing, after being out for only six weeks. Amazon has received its new shipment in time for the holidays. Thank you for your interest, your support, and for being the role models you are. Do keep spreading the word!

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