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April 2021 Newsletter

April Needs One More Day (at least)

You’ll be pleased to know that April has no bad days. In fact, in addition to its many worthy monthlong celebrations, it stands in salute to everything from Twinkies to rats.

Perhaps we need a movement to end its shortchanged status and add one more day. Heck, why not two? Okay five. Suffice to say: April is National Everything Month (though not for Everything bagels). So having an iffy day? April showers you with things to celebrate.

April 15, President Biden nominated Lebanese-American Christine S. Abizaid to be the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. If confirmed by the Senate, Abizaid will be the first woman to hold the post on a permanent basis.

This year’s theme: Fair Housing: More Than Just Words. “We all want and deserve the same basic things: a safe place to live and an opportunity to succeed with dignity, with grace, and with hope,” says Marcia L. Fudge, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary. She is the first Black woman to lead HUD in more than four decades.

  • 30 [Other] Reasons to Celebrate April
    • April 1: April Fool's Day
    • April 2: Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
    • April 3: National Chocolate Mousse Day
    • April 4: World Rat Day 
    • April 5: National Caramel Day
    • April 6: National Twinkie Day
    • April 7: National Beer Day
    • And don’t miss any of the rest, like…National Pretzel Day (because: National Beer Day), Haiku Poetry Day, or Eggs Benedict Day!

 

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Visit WCF’s website frequently for hits of Joy for the Journey. Ideas, inspiration, a laugh – good things we come across on the journey to #5050x2028. Visit the archive to catch any you’ve missed!

 

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I Will Be There

By Tom Squitieri

4/23/2020

 

if you sit some day

when the sun is out

and the virus is gone,

I

will find you

buy you coffee,

read for you

and create a poem

right there.I promise

 

the Bosnia bullets that

smacked my arm

the Haitian feet

that kicked me silly

 

Did not finish the job

On me

 

No way

 

So now

Even in this unknown

I remember

Who I was to be

For me

And am eager to be

for you

 

Give me your worried eyes

Your trembling mind

Your free-fall of fear

My hand will hold

All of you

And lead you

Back to where

I have already returned

 

One day

When the sun says

She is back

Close your eyes

Smell the air

Pull out another chair

And when you

Open your eyes

I will be there

 

We will laugh

And laugh again

And I will read my

Heart to you

 

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Talk About It!

 

What’s next? What will be different? What do we need? How will we get there?

Start here. Talk about… stories like these:

 

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Now is the time we...

Dance and make a difference!

Not now?  When?! It’s Spring!  Shake it loose! 

Wherever you stand or sit or lay your head right now… Wiggle those shoulders.  Tap a foot.  Roll your eyes, if that’s what you’ve got to give it.  But give it! 

Give your body a little joy for the journey…

And, as we say each month, from that place, make your heart sing by making a difference… to women who have what it takes to shape the world we’re feeling our way into, connecting solutions to jobs, people to solutions, heart to hardships, opportunity to our scariest dreads.   

How can we possibly afford to wait?

No time to lose! #5050x2028. Click "Let's DANCE" to donate!

 

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Until Next Month...

Be safe, be smart, and keep your eye on the future: #5050x2028!

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