Melissa Smith is running for State Rep in Weymouth and Hingham
I’m a longtime activist jumping in because it’s time. Read more here and reach out. I think you’ll agree with me.
Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African American woman to earn an MD in this country, and she did it in 1864. She went south with her knowledge, to take care of recently freed people, and afterwards she spent her life writing and educating people about their bodies. One of her passions, evident in the foreword of her book, was teaching biology and medicine to women. I’m paraphrasing, but her argument is essentially that even though it is possible to produce babies and raise them healthily to adulthood without knowing anything, it is better for everyone if women do know a few things. It’s simple, and obviously true to most of us today, but in her day, this might have been read as revolutionary. Dr. Crumpler is an example of the kind of courage we can all use, then and now. Stand up for the truth. Persevere.Read More Black History Month in MA
//The monitoring station will collect data on nitrogen dioxide, fine particulate matter, ozone, and volatile organic compounds “consistent with EPA monitoring regulations and guidance,” the State Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) said in a statement. The station will also record wind speed, temperature and direction.// Read more here: https://www.wbur.org/earthwhile/2020/01/30/state-to-install-permanent-air-monitoring-station-in-weymouthRead More Welcome news about the air quality monitoring station!
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