Rev. Judith T. Lester Archives

Diversity Holidays and Celebrations in May (Week 1)

May 6, 2021

Did you know May 21st is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development? This day is set aside by the United Nations as an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together in harmony. The article goes on to say that “acceptance and recognition… [Read More]

April – Alcohol Awareness Month (Conclusion)

April 29, 2021

We are continuing to bring awareness to alcohol abuse According to alcohol.org,1 Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol. The program was started in April 1987… [Read More]

April – Alcohol Awareness Month (Week 3)

April 22, 2021

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. We have been focusing on increasing awareness of the effects of abuse of alcohol. This week, Mental Health America of Wisconsin1 asks these questions to look out for warning signs of alcohol abuse noting if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you may have a problem with… [Read More]

April – Alcohol Awareness Month (Week 2)

April 15, 2021

April is set aside to bring awareness to Alcohol Awareness and to increase awareness of alcohol addiction. This week, let’s look at the harm of adolescent alcohol abuse as outlined by the American Addiction Centers at www.alcohol.org: Teenagers who begin abusing alcohol in their formative years are very likely to suffer from serious health and… [Read More]

March Awareness Days Week 5: Honoring Nurses

April 8, 2021

National Doctor’s Day is celebrated March 30, 2021; however, we could not think of honoring our doctors without also giving a shout out to our nurses who are often unappreciated and their hard work goes unnoticed and sometimes overlooked. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a strain on our health care system. While International Nurses Day… [Read More]

April – Alcohol Awareness Month (Week 1)

April 8, 2021

Spotlighting different awareness topics helps to educate the community and it reminds people that these conditions exist. For the month of April, we will bring attention to alcohol awareness. According to the alcohol.org(1), Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of… [Read More]

March Awareness Days Week 4: #NationalDoctorsDay Celebrated March 30, 2021

April 1, 2021

Have you ever thought about what the world would be like without doctors? I don’t know about you, but I don’t even want to think about it! We pause this month to celebrate our doctors. The National Doctors’ Day is celebrated the 30th day of March every year. It is our time to celebrate these… [Read More]

March awareness days-Week 3: Environmental Awareness – World Water Day

March 25, 2021

In 2010, the UN recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. www.Worldwaterday.org asks how is… [Read More]

March awareness days-Week 2: Environmental Awareness Day: Global Recycling Day celebrated March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

Environmental observances and world day campaigns are a great way to raise awareness for a cause that is meaningful to you, your organization or your family. Observances during Environmental Awareness Days can include recycling, World Ozone Day that encourages awareness for the reduction of emissions; or World Water Day that brings awareness to water conservation… [Read More]

March Awareness Days : Week 1: International Women’s Day

March 11, 2021

#ChooseToChallenge • Celebrated March 8, 2021 On January 20, 2021, history was made in the United States when the first woman and first woman of color was sworn in as the Vice President of the United States of America. In honor of our first female Vice President, we will begin this month’s celebration of awareness… [Read More]