My Checklist for April 2015

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Learn how to better prevent sexual violence during this month.  Use this month to have candid conversations with the people around you about the best ways to work together to stop sexual violence. No one should ever be subject to this kind of treatment.

Write during National Poetry Month
With a whole month dedicated to reading, writing, and learning about poetry, it’s the perfect time to stretch those creative muscles. Here are 30 ways to celebrate! Have fun with it and let me know what you do.

National Walk to Work Day: April 3
Walking is an everyday activity for most people, but you probably didn’t realize that walking comes with many health benefits. According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s 2012 Urban Mobility Report, the average American commuter spent 38 hours stuck in traffic in 2011. Besides, walking isn’t just good for your health, it’s good for your finances, too. Save your gas $$.

World Health Day: April 7
This year, the World Health Organization is using World Health Day to focus on food safety. Here are 10 facts about food safety. Check them out and spread the word or start a discussion at your next Happy Hour.

Equal Pay Day: April 14
Another important event for women, worldwide! Even as women continue to make progress in the fight for equal pay, there’s still work to be done. Always, #Ask4More!

Tax Day: April 15
It may be scary or boring, but it’s one of those things must be checked off. Finish filing those taxes and then treat yourself! I suggest making a night of tuning into Amazon’s Transparent. Brilliant show!

Celebrate Emma Watson’s BDay: April 15
Emma has had quite the exciting past couple of years as she wrapped up her Harry Potter days, graduated from Brown University, and was appointed a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. In her honor, support HeForShe, a solidarity movement for gender equality, with a tweet or encourage someone to join!

Mother Earth Day: April 22
Go on a bike ride, plant a few flowers in the yard or just simply appreciate how beautiful our planet is by taking some time to watch the sunset or sunrise. Take in the scenery and breathe.. It’s our turn to lead! If you’re in Washington, DC, be sure to attend Global Citizen on the Mall, Saturday April 8th. Hope to see y’all there!


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