Women

Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez
President and CEO, Urban Health Plan
Credit: City and State NY

UHP’s Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez Honored with ‘Above & Beyond’ Award

HONORING 25 OF NEW YORK’S MOST REMARKABLE WOMEN OF 2017 City and State NY’s annual Above & Beyond list put the spotlight on some remarkable women, including Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, president and CEO of Bronx-based Urban Health Plan. This year, C&SNY featured […]

TONIGHT: Self-Defense, Rape Prevention Class, March 23

TONIGHT: Self-Defense, Rape Prevention Class, March 23

Free self-defense, rape prevention workshop TONIGHT at 6:30 PM. Women’s Empowerment Self Defense Academy 2132 E. Tremont Avenue Bronx, New York  10462 6:30 – 8:30 PM Register by calling 347-810-7330 or emailing WESDAONLINE@gmail.com  

RESCHEDULED: The East Bronx History Forum Hosting the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History” – March 22nd

RESCHEDULED: The East Bronx History Forum Hosting the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History” – March 22nd

President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Women’s History Week for March 8, 1980 and, President Trump has re-proclaimed March 2017 as Women’s History Month. The East Bronx History Forum is pleased to announce the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History” […]

by · March 15, 2017 · Bulletin Board, History, Women
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First State College for Women

Monday, March 13 — The first state college for women was created this month in 1884 in Mississippi. Known as the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, classes opened in the fall of the next year on the campus of a former […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Profile America, Women
The East Bronx History Forum Hosting the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History”

The East Bronx History Forum Hosting the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History”

President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Women’s History Week for March 8, 1980 and, President Trump has re-proclaimed March 2017 as Women’s History Month. The East Bronx History Forum is pleased to announce the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History” […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Bulletin Board, History, Women
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Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Saturday, March 4 — The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date 100 years ago. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became one of the few representatives to vote against entry into World War […]

Lucy Hobbs Taylor graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in February 1866.

Profile America: Lucy Hobbs Taylor, First Woman Dentist

Monday, February 20 — This week in 1866, Lucy Hobbs Taylor received a doctorate in dentistry from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery. She was the first American woman so credentialed, and it’s believed she was also the first in the […]

by · February 20, 2017 · Profile America, Women
Chairman Crowley Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Chairman Crowley Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Chairman Crowley Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (Washington, D.C.) –House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement today in recognition of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): […]

Profile America: The First College For Women

Profile America: The First College For Women

Monday, November 7 — Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the opening in 1837 of the first American college for women — Mount Holyoke Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The new institution began instruction with 80 students, who paid annual tuition and […]

by · November 7, 2016 · Profile America, Women
Profile America: FIRST MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR WOMEN

Profile America: FIRST MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR WOMEN

Tuesday, November 1 — On this date in 1848, the first medical school for women opened in Boston. At the time, it had a faculty of two and 12 students. By 1873, the school had graduated almost 100 doctors. That […]

by · November 1, 2016 · Profile America, Women
Telling Our Stories: Domestic Violence Awareness

Telling Our Stories: Domestic Violence Awareness

Telling Our Stories: Domestic Violence Awareness Giving a voice to survivors while celebrating their strength through dialog and resources BRONX, NY– The Bronx Veteran Chamber of Commerce presents Telling Our Stories: Domestic Violence Awareness event on October 29th, 2016 at […]

Telling Our Stories: Domestic Violence Awareness

Telling Our Stories: Domestic Violence Awareness

Telling Our Stories: Domestic Violence Awareness Giving a voice to survivors while celebrating their strength through dialog and resources BRONX, NY– The Bronx Veteran Chamber of Commerce presents Telling Our Stories: Domestic Violence Awareness event on October 29th, 2016 at […]

CM Palma Hosts Domestic Violence Forum, October 25

CM Palma Hosts Domestic Violence Forum, October 25

On October 25, 2016, City Councilwoman Annabel Palma and the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce present a Domestic Violence forum at the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center located at 1000 Rosedale Avenue in the Bronx. Participants will have a chance […]

Elected Officials, Planned Parenthood, NOW, and Advocates to Rally Outside Trump Tower

Elected Officials, Planned Parenthood, NOW, and Advocates to Rally Outside Trump Tower

NEW YORK — On Monday, October 17th, in light of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump refusing to back down from his record of sexual misconduct and abhorrent behavior, elected officials, women’s rights organizations, and community leaders will gather in front of […]

NYPD Female Officers & BX Girls Empowerment Day – Today 9a.m. – 2p.m.

NYPD Female Officers & BX Girls Empowerment Day – Today 9a.m. – 2p.m.