Monthly Archive: April 2013

Does How You See Yourself Affect Your Self-Esteem?

Dove Real Beauty Sketches
Dove Real Beauty Sketches

In Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s 2011 Sundance Film Festival entry “MissRepresentation,” many of the high-profile interviewees suggested that the portrayal of women in the media—provocative magazine covers, violent video games, demeaning advertising—was not helping their image in society, or more specifically … Read more

What Can Katrina Teach Us About Sandy? Susan Danish Responds to That Question Today in the Huffington Post

Today’s Huffington Post featured a piece by AJLI Executive Director Susan Danish entitled ‘Developing “Civic Capital’ — What Can Katrina Teach Us About Sandy?” In it she posits that well-trained volunteers, like the women of The Junior League, constitute a … Read more

Does Earth Day Still Matter?

Earth Day 2013
Earth Day 2013

Forty-three years after its inception as a spring-time marker to respect our planet it’s important to ponder whether we’ve still got the passion for environmental activism that was on display on April 22, 1970 when 20 million Americans, spurred on … Read more

Reframing Human Services

As Junior Leagues we are part of the vast network of human services organizations working to create better communities and a better world. What we do is not “discretionary.” We are not “just volunteers” and our Leagues are as well-run … Read more