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Recap October Speaker

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Recap

“If you want to do something for the world, early education is important,” said our October speaker. She made her case by pointing out that “Without a good start it’s hard to make up the deficits.” In her view pre-school education should start at age two. She cited a Conference Board of Canada study, released recently, that found there is a return on investment of six dollars for every dollar spent on early education.

After her talk, Margaret generously contributed her honorarium to UWCNY’s scholarship fund, which was much appreciated.

With thanks to our Club Archivist

April Speaker

April Speaker

RECAP Countering Exploitative Images of Children

Alyssa Blais spoke about hypersexualized images of young girls. This problem is worsening due to the increasingly widespread dissemination of sexual images on the Internet and social media. The unfortunate result is that girls are programmed to feel that their appearance is not good enough. The discussion after the speech concluded that it is primarily a family responsibility although schools can help too.