Bread and Roses…and Funding for Education

March 6th, 2009   •   Comments Off on Bread and Roses…and Funding for Education   

The Honourable Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, launched the Bread and Roses Bursary Fund today to mark International Women’s Day.

The term “Bread and Roses” comes from a poem by James Oppenheim, published in 1911, and later set to music. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_Roses

Nearly a century later, the Advisory Council is embracing the spirit of Bread and Roses — to mark International Women’s Day, to celebrate women’s contributions to society, and to highlight opportunities for women in well-paying, non-traditional fields.

The Nova Scotia Community College Foundation will manage the $20,000-fund, to benefit women studying sciences, trades, or technology, with particular consideration for women from diverse communities.

For more information, please see the full press release from the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women:
http://women.gov.ns.ca/ProjectsBreadRoses.asp

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