As an educator I feel it’s essential we teach children more about the positive women voices in government and the world. I wrote my book about Jeannette Rankin when attending the University of Montana and in a class on American Government found the list of females we studied extremely short and should include women like Hilary Clinton, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jeannette Rankin and my professor called her a flake.
I was bound and determined to prove him wrong. Finding few books on Jeannette Rankin at the time, I went on a quest to create my own book and in 2006 it was complete. You can read it here if you’re interested.
Maybe some soon day I will write a book about Mary Robinson. Here’s an essay she wrote in 2005 that I shared with my Organic Gardener Podcast audience. I had to share it too. This is my get out the vote post for today!
Let me know what you think. To me the goal of being a teacher ~ an authentic teacher is to share your passions with your children. Human Rights is one of my passions.
Mary Robinson is the author of
She was the president of Ireland and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Her essay in Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism now is as relevant today as it was in 2005 when this book was published. I hope you listen to her words and are inspired to be the positive change in this world I know exists. I love my audience because I know they are like minded social justice activists and passionate environmentalists that can see a better world just like me.
“… True security is possible only when the full range of human rights ~ cicil and political as well as economic, social, and cultural ~ is guaranteed for all people.
This thinking isn’t new. In fact, it draws on the best traditions of US Leadership, epitomized by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s celebrated 1944 State of the Union address. But succeeding US administrations have rejected the idea that education, health care, adequate housing, and food are rights citizens are entitled to, sometimes contending that these are aspirations, not justifiable rights…”
“Warfare is only an invention ~ not a biological necessity” ~ Margaret Mead
I ordered Mary Robinson’s Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future book from the library did you?