Request for submissions for poems and stories

The planning committee for Juneau’s One Billion Rising for Justice events is looking for a story or poem about the empowerment of women moving toward a world without violence against women and girls, with justice for all. The deadline for submissions is midnight, Feb. 1, and the submission should be performed in under four minutes. Submissions should be sent to 1billionrisingjuneau@gmail.com.

The winning piece will be selected by the Juneau One Billion Rising planning committee and all entrants will be contacted by Feb. 10. The winning selection may be read at our Feb. 14 Juneau One Billion Rising event at noon in the atrium of the State Office Building and at 2:15 p.m. at University of Alaska Southeast Mourant Plaza. Writers are encouraged to post their writings on the international One Billion Rising website. For more information about the international One Billion Rising movement and a look at last year’s monologue from Eve Ensler, visit onebillionrising.org and 2013.onebillionrising.org/blog/entry/read-eve-enslers-newest-monologue-rising.

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A big thank you to Bartlett Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation department

Thank you to the staff and patients of Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department for their donation of baby food. This much-needed donation is critical for providing healthy food to young family members, who are most in need of nutritious food. We should always remember that “healthy choices fight heart disease.” Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department’s special, specific donation reminds us that the health of our children is the first step towards a long and healthy life, and their generosity is overwhelming. This donation will make a difference in the lives of babies and their families in need. Thank you Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department!

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