Happy Friday, Wildcats! The Falvey Memorial Library is happy to announce the start of a new weekly blog series: Weekend Recs, a blog dedicated to filling you in on what to read, listen to, and watch over the weekend. We’re scouring the internet to find new, relevant, and thought-provoking content that will challenge you and prepare you with knowledge for the upcoming week. Have a busy weekend? No problem. We sorted our recommendations by length of time. That way, whether you have four minutes on the train or an entire day to tackle a novel, Falvey has something for you.
This past weekend, the Women’s March took place all across the country, and over the course of the last few weeks four women (soon to be five) have formally entered the 2020 presidential race.
That number- 5- is larger than the number of women who ran in the last three presidential cycles combined (four, and that’s only if you count Hillary twice).
The past few weeks have not been only empowering for women. The past few weeks have been historic.
“With Warren, Gillibrand, and now Harris in the contest, the top three frontrunner candidates in the Democratic race for president are women. Count Tulsi Gabbard, and just under 50 percent of all the candidates are women.
Read this sentence twice. Read it six times. Shout it from an open window. The women are in” (Glamour).
If you have 5 minutes:
Watch Kamala Harris’s press conference after announcing run for president.
If you have 10 minutes:
Read New York Time’s running list of presidential campaigns. They have a brief summary of each candidate.
Watch Tulsi Gabbard’s CNN interview on her decision to run.
If you have 20 minutes:
Listen to POLITICO’s story on the 2020 campaign and what they are calling “The Year of the Woman.”
If you have 47 minutes:
Tune into On Point, an NPR podcast. Tuesday’s episode is titled, “A First Look at the 2020, Presidential Field, Led By Women.”
If you have a free weekend (or two…or three):
Every single woman running for president has written a book. Check some out if you have the time!
Off the Sidelines: Speak Up, Be Fearless, and CHANGE YOUR WORLD by Kirsten Gillibrand
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris
Is Today the Day? Not Another Political Memoir by Tulsi Gabbard
This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren
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