Poverty Awareness Month

Poverty Awareness Month

Did you know that an estimated 12.4% (37.9 million) of American adults currently live in poverty and that the rate of child poverty more than doubled in 2022? What is Poverty?  In the U.S. poverty is defined as having a yearly income of $13,590 for individuals and...
Obesity Awareness Week

Obesity Awareness Week

Obesity in adults is described as having a Body Mass Index or BMI of over 30, but what does that actually mean? Healthism: Healthism is the perceived belief that a person’s overall health and wellness are indicators of a person’s worth, and that health is solely...
Trans Youth Day

Trans Youth Day

Content Warning: Discussion of suicide, dehumanization, and genocide. In 2015, Leelah Alcorn became a household name as the nation stood in shock at the news of the tragic death of the 17-year-old from Ohio. Remembering Leelah On December 28, 2014, Leelah died by...
Hunger and Homelessness

Hunger and Homelessness

The week before Thanksgiving is dedicated to spreading awareness about Hunger and Homelessness. The purpose of this week is to provide education about poverty (the lack of financial resources) and promote support for anti-poverty organizations. Hunger and Homelessness...
Thanks, Birth Control Day!

Thanks, Birth Control Day!

November 15 is Thanks, Birth Control Day. A day that is celebrated by people reflecting on and sharing what in their lives have been made possible because of contraceptives. Moving Toward Gender Equality Many of the opportunities that are now available to people who...