By the time Majerah was in the eighth grade, she’d noticed that it was difficult for women in her community in Afghanistan to get the health care they needed because all the doctors were men and male doctors aren’t traditionally allowed to examine female patients without a chaperone. So she decided to help these women by becoming a doctor […]
My father taught me that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. It’s a simple but powerful notion that lies at the heart of our identity as Americans. It is a truth that continues to drive me today, particularly when it comes to full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Dr. Jill Biden, a 28-year-educator and wife of the Vice President, spoke at last night’s GLSEN Respect Awards – New York gala, making the case that all students deserve to be safe in school, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
On September 9, 2015, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) launched its free technical college program, MATC Promise, for high school graduates. It was on that same day President Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced the College Promise Campaign—where I work—to make community and technical college free for all hardworking students.