President Jean Watkins poses with Vice President Carol Sue Saldivar in front of their beautiful community mural. Photo Credit - Kris Zurbas
women over the last hundred years are the result of the prior hundred years of non-violent protests by generations of women, many of who never lived to see the day when women could vote. Plans are already in the works for our wonderful PreChristmas celebration in December, with cookie making, gingerbread houses, sing-a-longs, and activities for kids, no matter how daunting the task. We will do it safely and with everyone’s health and safety in mind. WHCC’s Founder and President, Jean Watkins, has purchased over 100 Great Courses as part of the Women’s History and Culture Center Learning Series. We are planning to make them available to anyone who is interested in gaining knowledge in areas that include Food & Wine, History, Language & Literature, Legal Issues, Music & Fine Arts, Other Civilizations & Cultures, Personal & Professional Development, Religion & Theology, Science, and Travel. These extensive courses that people can pick favorite pieces and parts of, are invaluable for those that have a thirst for knowledge. Plans are in the works for the best way to share these courses within the guidelines that we are now faced with. Stay VERY tuned!!
life to challenging our government institutions to live up to the promises of our Declaration of Independence which states, in part, that all men (all people) are created equal and endowed by their Creator with the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. National Geographic History Executive Editor, Debra Adams Simmons, said it eloquently: “Few legacies in the history of American jurisprudence are deserving of more reverence or of a nation’s tribute than that of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87. The second woman appointed to a seat on the nation’s high court, Ginsburg didn’t just break glass ceilings; she was the Hope Diamond that shattered them.” She went on to say, “Both conservatives and liberals…agreed on her focus and impact upon the nation.” From National Geographic, Monday 9/21/2020
First and foremost, we are always ready to share our beautiful space and the history of women who have paved the way for us and our children, to be great, to do great things, and to aspire to be better people. Here’s to a great and productive 2020 year-end, and beyond!V If you would like to host an event for up to 15 people or see what we have to offer for you and your children, contact our President, Jean Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-245-4088. Or contact our Vice President, Carol Saldivar at email@example.com or call 801-628-1849. Our website is whccmesquitenv.org
After submission of this article, we were devastated to hear of the world’s loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Not only did she spend her life shining in the face of darkness, this revered associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (since 1993), was our nation’s conscience. She devoted her
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Jean Watkins, Founder and President of Women's History and Culture Center, 225 N. Willow St. Room 23, Mesquite, NV 89027