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Durwood Senior Center March 2016

March 2016

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The Durwood Senior Center program is also known as the “SO60+ Social Group”. It is in the South Austin Neighborhood Center behind Gillis Park, 2508 Durwood Street. Click HERE for a Google Map.

Regular Events:

  • Mon-Fri 11:45 Free Lunch is served!
  • Mon-Fri 9:30 Daily Walk ‘n Talk around Gillis Park
  • Mondays 10:30 Better Living for Texans
  • Tuesdays 10:30 UT Nursing Students
  • Wednesdays 10:30 Loteria
  • Thursdays 10:20 Tai Chi
  • Fridays 10:30 Bingo

Special Events This Month:

  • Thursday 10th Healthy Aging Series Health Literacy
  • Thursday 17th St. Patrick’s Day Party

Closures This Month:

  • Friday 25th Closed for Holiday

Eligibility:

  • Anyone 60 and over can take part in the activities and free lunch. Reservations are not necessary, but the first day you attend, we have you fill out a form to register with us. The Manager will ensure that everyone gets a meal!

Contact:

  • 512-972-6891

 

Women’s History Month

This is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8.

National Women’s History Month was established by presidential proclamation in order to draw attention to and improve the focus on women in historical studies. It began in New York City on March 8, 1857, when female textile workers marched in protest of unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women. It was one of the first organized strikes by working women, during which they called for a shorter work day and decent wages. Also on March 8, 1908, women workers in the needle trades marched through New York City’s Lower East Side to protest child labor, sweatshop working conditions, and demand women’s suffrage. Beginning in 1910, March 8 became annually observed as International Women’s Day. Women’s History Week was instituted in 1978 in an effort to begin adding women’s history into educational curricula.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, and National Endowment for the Humanities join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.

Did You Know?

1872 In a case that generated national controversy, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in the presidential election. The judge directed the jury to deliver a guilty verdict. When he asked Anthony, who had not been permitted to speak during the trial, if she had anything to say, she responded with what one historian has called “the most famous speech in the history of the agitation for woman suffrage”. She called “this high-handed outrage upon my citizen’s rights”, saying, “… you have trampled underfoot every vital principle of our government. My natural rights, my civil rights, my political rights, my judicial rights, are all alike ignored.” The judge sentenced Anthony to pay a fine of $100, she responded, “I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty”, and she never did.

1920 The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution declares: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.”

1963 – The Equal Pay Act is passed by Congress. Equitable wages for the same work, regardless of the race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

1964 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act passes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.

1969 – The Seventh Circuit of Appeals rules that women meeting physical requirements can work in many jobs that had been for men only.

Source – Wikipedia

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