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Welcome to this edition of the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights. This week, the President delivered an address that outlines how the United States will respond to the revolutionary acts in the Middle East and North Africa, and stressed the importance of women’s empowerment for achieving human rights in the region. In addition, The First Lady delivered the commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of Spelman College and commended them for their efforts to change the world.
Read about this, and other events throughout the Administration, below. And remember, if you have friends or family who would like to join our Council on Women and Girls efforts, please have them click here.
Moment of Opportunity: Watch President Obama's Speech on the Middle East & North Africa
President Obama at Booker T. Washington High: Commencement Challenge Winners
The President at Coast Guard Academy Commencement: “I’ve Seen Your Devotion to Duty”
President Obama Honors Jewish American Heritage: “The Jewish People Have Always Persevered”
Returning to Spelman with First Lady Michelle Obama
Nominations for the 2011 Citizens Medal: Do You Know Someone Like This?
Helping Women Advance in the Workplace
Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence through Financial Literacy
National Small Business Week is Here!
West Wing Week “The Commencement at Booker T”
Monique Dorsainvil is a Staff Assistant in the Office of Public Engagement focusing on the Council on Women and Girls and LGBT Outreach