The announcements on this page are important current details about the site and things of urgent interest to the members and frequent visitors:
NOTICE: Voting is open for the AAUW National Election! You have an email message with your personal link for voting.
SAVE THE DATES:
2018 State Convention
The Murfreesboro branch is the host for our 2018 convention. Please mark your calendars–more details to come in late summer/early fall.
Friday, March 16, 2018 (Board Meeting)
Saturday, March 17, 2018 (Convention Program)
2017 Summer Leadership Summit
This year’s Summer Leadership Summit is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at MTSU. The theme is leadership development and succession training.
LINKS FOR THE SITE’S CONTENT
- ABOUT US
- NEWSLETTER (Public)
- MEMBERS ONLY (Private – requires password)
RECENT ADDITIONS to look for:
- Bylaws Update See the Members Only page
- ANNOUNCEMENTS of Interest from National – April update
- 2017-2018 Calendar – Update
- Advocacy – A Guide for Tennessee Voters; 2016 Election and 2017 Legislative Session. This is a PDF voter guide for everyone.
ANNOUNCEMENTS of Interest from National
#1 – Tune In for Our Panels on How to #StandUptoSexism
AAUW’s new #StandUptoSexism campaign has sparked lively conversation on social media, in the news, and in communities. AAUW and NYU Washington, DC, are convening a series of panel conversations. Join us online or in person and learn how you can fight gender bias. Read more.
#2 – Nominate an AAUW Member for a U.S. Postage Stamp
There have been more than a dozen women involved with AAUW who have appeared on postage stamps. Including Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, and Rachel Carson. We’d love to see more AAUW women represented on our nation’s postage stamps — so we’ll be choosing one woman from AAUW’s rich history to nominate for a commemorative stamp. We’ll select the winning nominee to propose to the U.S. Postal Service. Voting closes April 30 at 12 p.m. EST. Read more.
#3 – Join AAUW’s Online Book Discussion with the Author of Re Jane: A Novel, Patricia Park
Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as we talk with 2013–14 AAUW American Fellow Patricia Park about her book Re Jane. What The New York Times calls a “breezy, engaging” first novel that “grapples with real issues of identity, race, and culture from global and historical perspectives”. Register to join the discussion on May 2, 2017 at 7:00pm. Read more.
#4 – Get The Simple Truth in Spanish!
Now available en español, use this resource to educate decision makers and your community about the gender pay gap.
#5 – 2017 AAUW National Election
Learn about your candidates for election to the Board or apply for appointment to the board; read up on the proposed by-laws amendments, the proposed public policy platform, and resolutions on this year’s ballot in the Voter Guide; or learn how to turn your branch meeting into a polling place so everyone can vote! Read more.
Most women have to deal with sexism in their daily life, be it social control, gender discrimination, harassment, misogynist sarcasm, rape culture etc. Unfortunately, instead of fighting back, we were taught that these are non-significant incidents, accidental encounters, harmless jokes or worse that it was our fault. We need more people, not just women, to stand up against sexism for what is right when they witness such discrimination.
Share 5 simple ways you can #standuptosexism and join the movement.
Download AAUW’s #StandUptoSexism Discussion Guide.
Gear Up for Equal Pay Day with Weekly Actions
Equal pay day falls on Tuesday, April 4 this year. This is a day to show the discrepancies between what men and women are paid for the same job in the US. On average, women earn 20 percent less than men. Therefore, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.
Each week until April 4, we’ll share a new tip for how you can take action in your community and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly.
AAUW Stands against Bias and Bigotry
AAUW has always stood up against discrimination since its inception. AAUW’s history speaks for itself on how it has raised its voice against intolerance and injustice. Once again it’s time to unite together and support refugees and immigrants to preserve diversity which makes America so strong and powerful.
AAUW Reacts to Trump Rescinding Transgender Guidance
The Trump administration rescinded Obama administration’s guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. As a strong supporter of Title IX rights, AAUW stands for the civil rights protections of transgender students.
AAUW Winter Outlook Magazine
The Winter 2017 issue of AAUW Outlook Magazine is now available. Get in-depth feminist news and resources while supporting an organization that empowers women and girls.
AAUW Member Benefits
Membership with AAUW means you’re part of a community dedicated to changing the climate for women and girls. As an AAUW member, you will not only have access to valuable resources but also get discounted pricing on some merchandise and services. It’s one more way to express our gratitude for all your support to empower women and improve the lives of millions of women and families. With each purchase, AAUW receives a royalty that is used to support the work we do.
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