Guest speakers for the meeting were David Mejia and Wesley Whitmire, residents of JSU's International House. David and Wesley are teamed to make presentations about the country from which the international student comes. David is from Honduras. He and Wesley gave a very interesting slide presentation on Honduras, including its history, culture, and politics.
"The program began in 1946 with four students from France and originally focused on language. While the emphasis is still placed on languages, greater importance is now placed on promoting global understanding and peace between all nations and cultures. There are 40 members of the program— 20 American students and 20 international. Each international student is from a different country and is roomed with an American student. This program and presentation are part of our broader efforts to become informed about and serve our community."
We also discussed the nationwide marches this Sunday - commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v Wade. Calhoun County Democrats will join non-partisan Women's Rights rallies nationwide on Sunday, January 22nd. Join us at HQ, 812 Noble Street, on the corner of Noble and Hwy 202 at 1:30 pm. We will hear from Dr. Martha Strange (ret), Neonatal Specialist before we head to the old Federal Building at 1129 Noble Street. We'll return to HQ for snacks and conversation.
After tonight's meeting, the new banner for Women's Rights was erected in front of HQ! Thank you Gary and Richard! You can take a good look at the banner on SUNDAY, January 22 at the Women's Rights Rally!
"We're Not Done. Women's Rights are Bigger than ROE"