MANCHESTER, NH – April 16, 2013- The YWCA New Hampshire is pleased to announce our 5th annual Heroes for Justice Award recipients and ceremony. The 2013 Heroes for Justice Award recipients have improved the lives and safety of violent crime victims and marginalized community members....more.
There were two winners from NH that were announced today for the 2011 Sloan Awards, a prestigious national award. Join the YWCA NH and Family Education Collaborative at the Sloan Award ceremony on September 21st, where there will be refreshments and awards presented to the following 2011 winners:
“Sloan Award winners have put into practice their bold ideas about how to make work work in the 21st century. They have shown they can support the needs of employees, while also making their organizations more effective and successful,” says Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute, a founding partner of When Work Works.
Happy Birthday 19th amendment!!! The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle, a victory that took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920, and by the way, the YWCA opened in Manchester in 1920!
'Being turned away'
John Cantin, honored with his wife yesterday for making a difference, framed his message quite well. He placed it in the middle of the function room at St. Paul's Church near pictures, also framed, of his late daughter, Missy Charbonneau. Missy was shot dead by her husband 1½ years ago. Her smile in the photos lit up the room. Cantin's words shed some light, too.
CONCORD, N.H. -- The parents of a Melissa Charbonneau, a Manchester woman who was killed by her estranged husband, were recognized for their work at the annual Crime Victim's Rights ceremony Tuesday. "We buried our baby.That's not the way it should be. It shouldn't be that way for anyone," said Claire Cantin, Charbonneau's mother.