Keeping the Flame Alive
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for justice and commitment to their commuiities make the world a better
place for all.
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-Speak Truth to Power: Kek Galabru, Wangari Maathai, Senal Sarihan,
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- Street Fighting Woman: Cheri Honkala
- Mementos of a Movement: Memorabilia of the suffragist movement
Disney Shrunk the Kids
What's in your child's VCR these days? We asked progressive parents
and their kids what they watch. The answers might surprise you.
Dorothy Roberts talks about reproductive rights in black and white.
Women and Venture Capital: Women vie for a place in the world
of high-tech venture capital.
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Page: Making Mischief
Who's Coming to Dinner Now?, by Angela Dillard
Toy Guns, by Lisa Norris
Boy Still Missing, by John Searles
Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Women and Popular Music, by Sheila Whiteley
Person: Give Me Shelter
-Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria Steinem
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Executive Director, Human Rights Campaign
The amazing thing is the way kids love watching things over and over.
At first we were cautious about dumbing them down, but they love the
comfort of repetition. Franklin has been my favorite for our
two-year-old twins. Franklin is a little boy turtle, but there
are strong, independent girl charactersall animals. I like how Franklin
teaches lessons. There s one where Franklin is afraid to sleep in
his shell because its dark, so he talks about it with different characters.
Owl tells him he's afraid to fly, so sometimes he wears a parachute.
And Bear is secretly scared of being cold, so he wears a big parka.
In the end, Franklin crawls in his shell and turns on a little night-light.