March 8th International (Working) Women’s Day

Today was created by the Women’s Socialist Movement on March, 19th, 1911. It started in the late 1800’s as women all across the globe fought for their right to work and to be recognized for their work in the world. It has been recognized by, and is now, promoted by the United Nations. Yes, women are due credit for what they have accomplished and created in a world that for a very, very long time tried to bury their efforts and struggles.

How to celebrate – List the accomplishments women have added to our society. Name as many famous women as you can. Give credit to who deserves credit.

October 2nd World Farm Animals Day

Today was created back in 1985 by the Farm Animal Rights Movement, a not-for-profit, to honor Mahatma Ghandi. I never put the two things together before today, Mahatma Ghandi and Farm Animals. All animals should have rights though, maybe farm animals before the wild animals because they do serve us. Having grown up on a farm we always tried to treat our animals fairly and yes it was tough to eat one that had earlier been a friend. They do make you think about being a vegetarian. Animals do have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness though I am not sure we need to grant them the vote.

How to celebrate – See how many farm animals you can name. Take a farm animal to lunch. Study the life of Mahatma Ghandi.