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Book of the Month

Half the Sky

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

Published 2010
Publisher: Random House

"Passionate yet practical…. [Half the Sky] is both stirring and sensible…. This wonderful book combines denunciation of horrible abuses with clear–eyed hope and some compelling practical strategies. The courageous women described here, and millions more like them, deserve nothing less." - Martha Nussbaum, The New York Times

"[A] gripping call to conscience." - Irshad Manji, the New York Times Book Review

Website Spotlight


Commission of Indian Affairs


NC Department of Administration/NC Commission of Indian Affairs

The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs was created in 1971 by the North Carolina General Assembly in response to the requests of concerned Indian citizens from across the state. The Commission was established pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 143B-404 through 143B-411.

Specifically, the commission was created to:

  • Deal fairly and effectively with Indian affairs
  • Bring local, state and federal resources into focus for the implementation or continuation of meaningful programs for the state's Indian citizens
  • Provide aid and protection for Indians as needs are demonstrated
  • Assist Indian communities in social and economic developments
  • Promote recognition of and the right of Indians to pursue their cultural and religious traditions

National Native American Heritage Month

National Native American Heritage Month


From the Aleutian Islands to the Florida Everglades, American Indians and Alaska Natives have contributed immensely to our country's heritage. During National Native American Heritage Month, we commemorate their enduring achievements and reaffirm the vital role American Indians and Alaska Natives play in enriching the character of our Nation.

Association of American Coleges and Universiities


Association of American Colleges and Universities

Making Excellence Inclusive is AAC&U's guiding principle for access, student success, and high-quality learning. It is designed to help colleges and universities integrate diversity, equity, and educational quality efforts into their missions and institutional operations.

Association of American Coleges and Universiities


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) was established to mobilize a nationwide, comprehensive, community-driven, and sustained approach to combating health disparities and to move the nation toward achieving health equity. Using an approach that vests those at the front line with the responsibility of identifying and helping to shape core actions, new approaches and new partnerships are being established to help close the health gap in the United States.

Independent Lens: Women Are Not the Problem, They Are the Solution

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