Currents March 2020

This month’s tenet, “We work in partnership with our global sisters to create generative solutions,” can seem a bit overwhelming at first glance. But our authors show how women can start small and make a difference. Our new author, Rebekah Pierce, introduces us to the Stella H. Oaks foundation which gives scholarships to single mothers.…

A Discussion on the Global Status of Women

Written with contributions from Marin Bryce A contingent from Big Ocean Women attended a wonderful event on February 19. The event, organized  by Utah Valley University’s Women and Leadership Project, featured Dr. Valerie Hudson, a political science professor, and Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities and second counselor in the general Relief Society presidency…

Cottage Industry: Houston Rides Again

Houston rides again! Following up on their “Screenagers” event in April 2019, January saw this dynamic cottage bringing Collin Kartchner from www.savethekids.us to discuss the connection between social media and screen addiction to the rise in teens’ mental health ailments and declining self-esteem. The event, marked by mammoth fund-raising efforts and a partnership with a…

Building Community and Achieving a Vision – An Interview with Leslie Grossman from the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership

One of my favorite things about attending the Commision on the Status of Women at the U.N. is the chance to make real connections with women from around the world who are passionate about their vision of the future, and are working hard to make those visions a reality. At CSW 2019 I was able…

Global Connections

The 64th Session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women will not be proceeding as planned this year because of “the current concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).” All side events and parallel events were cancelled. We hope that the virus will be contained, and look forward to being able to be involved with…