Welcome from the AAUW State of Tennessee President: Nancy James
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN 2023-24
As the 2023-24 President of AAUW Tennessee, I want to welcome you as a member of an
organization whose sole purpose is to make a difference in improving the lives of women and
girls in our communities and state. It is inspirational to read the history of AAUW which
began in 1881 when a small group of female college graduates banded together to open the
doors for women’s career advancement and to encourage more women to pursue higher
education. Of course, they had to publish a report in 1885 to disprove a prevailing myth that
college impairs a woman’s fertility! AAUW has led the way with published research reports,
supporting academic achievements of scholars, and advocating for laws that advance the
rights of women in our country. I am also inspired by the current efforts of AAUW members
in our state and across the country who continue to have that same passion to ensure the
legacy of our past members and all they accomplished is not in vain. Every generation has
the responsibility to carry the torch and I want to thank you for your commitment to keep
that torch moving in the right direction. Last year, we were saddened by the passing of our
long- time member and officer from Maryville, Ms. Karen Coleman. I know the best way to
honor her is to carry on her passion to level the playing field for women and girls. Let us be
ready to pass the torch!
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AAUW- Murfreesboro, The League of Women Voters- RuCO and the June Anderson Center co-host a SPECIAL Session with Chloe Akers.
Ms. Akers will discuss her rising Liminal Plan that will focus on holding legislators accountable to constituents.
Driven by ruthless pragmatism, The Liminal Plan is a group of courageous Tennesseans building a movement to bring our state back to the center. Our strategy is designed to reach moderate voters who find themselves deeply disenfranchised by extremist politics. Connecting these voters with a platform for change is critical to restoring reason to the Tennessee legislature – The Liminal Plan is that platform.
Please join us if you are able and feel free to invite other members of the community.
- Thursday, August 31, 2023
- 5:30-6:00 Drinks and Appetizers
- 6:00-7:00 Program and Q & A
- Miller Education Center – 503 East Bell Street Murfreesboro, TN 37132