Author: Katherine Lewin

NASA, women, minority, all-female spacewalk

Women Still A Minority at NASA, Despite Advancements

Women make up only about one-third of employees at NASA despite major achievements in 2019, including the first all-female spacewalk, according to the NASA Equal Employment Opportunity Strategic Plan the agency published. Related Article: First All-Female Spacewalk: ‘One giant leap for WOMANkind!’ Just 28% of senior executive leadership positions are…

National Day of Mourning, Native Americans, Thanksgiving

National Day of Mourning Enters 50th Year in 2019

The National Day of Mourning, which commemorates the genocide of Native Americans every fourth Thursday of November instead of Thanksgiving, is now in its 50th year. It began in 1970, when a member and leader of the tribe that had originally met the pilgrims from the Mayflower landing wanted to…