Last fall, the Women’s Health and Resource Library received a small grant from the Maine Humanities Council to host a series of discussions and interactive activities around Ellen Fitzpatrick’s book The Highest Glass Ceiling:  Women’s Quest for the American Presidency.  The grant brought together a diverse group of women from Washington and Hancock Counties to share their cross-age experiences of strength and leadership and to gain a deeper understanding of the multiple roadblocks that stand in the way of their full participation in society.

We have decided to continue our Women’s Reading and Discussion Group at the Women’s Health and Resource Library on School Street in Milbridge.  Prior to the meeting,  we will select a key article, book or video for the group to read or watch in preparation for our discussion.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 7th, and our standing meeting will be on the fourth Tuesday of each month – so we’ll meet twice in February – the 7th and the 28th. If you’d like to join us for this group, please drop us a note so we can include you in our communication about the event.

In preparation for our meeting on Tuesday, February 7th we will be discussing Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk titled We Should all be Feminists, a term Adichie uses to identify “men and women who believe in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes” and not what is often associated with the term, namely, angry women who hate men. When there is equality of the sexes, then men and women benefit from the outcomes.