In case you don’t receive my newsletter, I wanted to also mention on my blog that one of my students will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Democratic Women of the Desert. Magdalena is an amazing woman who has struggled all her life to see women move forward. Here are a few words from Magdalena:
My main concern has always been working for the betterment of women. I am Democrat. That does now limit me in any sense to work for other women; anymore than being Catholic limits me working for Protestant women. It is not my affialiation to any party or religious party that makes me work for women. It is the need to advance women to the level they deserve. Women are still underemployed; do not have the opportunities for advancement in employment; Wal-Mart has another class action lawsuit. Women are the major caregivers and little compensation. I was born poor, but I never ambitioned to be rich. I wanted a comfortable life and we lived it. The only luxury I allowed myself was my Lincoln Towncar; I had three of them.