CHPT 3: Power

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MICKEY THOMAN

Cowgirl, mentor and ranching matriarch of the Thoman Ranch in Sweetwater County, Wyoming

“You’re kind of in control of your life to a point, but what’s gotta be done, you do it.”



 
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WYOMING LATINA YOUTH CONFERENCE

A leadership, science and creativity conference centered around “The Power of Choice” for Wyoming Latinas ages 5-12th grade

“If you think small, you’ll never be big.”

 
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RITA WATSON

The longest serving employee at the Wyoming Department of Education who has worked for every Superintendent of Education since 1974

“My work ethic is of such where I did the best job, better than anybody else. And when you do that long enough, people notice.”

 
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CLIMB WYOMING

A statewide nonprofit empowering low income, single mothers by providing free job training, mental health counseling and job placement in six Wyoming communities

“We as women, we as individuals, can take advantage of an intense moment in time to do our work and do it well. It can change our lives.”

 
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AURA NEWLIN

A Wyoming anthropologist, educator and advocate who educates her students and audiences around the country about the Japanese American incarceration during WWII

“The more that we make an effort to hear people, learn about their realities and make an effort to empathize with their situations, it is harder to fear and hate them, and easier to feel compassion towards them.”