Irvine Students Protesting End of Affirmative Action Arrested
Five persons were arrested while camping out and conducting a thirteen-day hunger strike protesting the Board of Regents' July 20th decision ending affirmative action for California universities, . The protesters at the University of California at Irvine campus were arrested, along with two supporters, for obstructing a police officer. The police moved in when the protesters stayed longer than their permit allowed.
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1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .