Welcome to the Janesville AAUW Branch

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Branch Programs and Events 2018-19

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Program: Building AAUW with Social Media and Personal Connections

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Program: Ringside Seat: Wisconsin Politics with Tim Cullen

November 1 – 4    AAUW Book Sale and Scholarship Drive at the Olde Towne Mall

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Program: Spreading Cheer Holiday Auction

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Program: Brownbag Lunch

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:30 p.m.     Social
6:45 p.m.     Business meeting
7:00 p.m.     Program:  Combatting Harassment in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:30 p.m.     Social
6:45 p.m.     Business meeting
7:00 p.m.     Program: YWCA Rock County Today
Angela Moore, YWCA Executive Director

What do you know about the programs offered by the YWCA that make our community safer and happier for everyone? Here’s one example from the dozens Angela could tell you about…

Sarah (not her real name) came to the Alternatives to Violence Shelter in December of 2016 after fleeing a violent relationship of ten years. Sarah and her five children were accepted into the YWCA Transitions for Women Program in March of 2017, moved into their 3-bedroom apartment, and lived in a transitional living apartment at Jeffris Flats for one year. Fortunately, Sarah broke the cycle of abuse and took actions necessary to write a new story for her family. During her time at Transitions for Women, Sarah secured employment and began school at a local college to receive her Associate degree in Early Childhood Development. She is currently living independently and attending her last semester to complete her degree. She was recently awarded Student Worker of the Year, and her oldest son was in the audience to cheer her on.

The YWCA has been serving Rock County for 97 years and currently provides five essential programs to our community. This presentation will educate the audience about YWCA services, programs, and their numerous collaborations in the community to achieve its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
6:30 p.m.     Social
6:45 p.m.     Business meeting
7:00 p.m.     Program: Tech Savvy Update and Anniversary Celebration

Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27
AAUW Wisconsin State Convention
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, Wisconsin

Tuesday, May 22, 2019
6:00 p.m.     Social
6:30 p.m.     Potluck
7:00 p.m.     Business meeting + Scholarship Honors
7:15 p.m.     Program: Comedy with Bill Gorgo

Prospective members are always welcome. Contact us: aauwjanesville@gmail.com

2019 Dates to be announced soon!
AAUW Book Sale at the Olde Towne Mall

Thursday, November       1 pm to 6 pm — Preview Sale for Vendors & Public, $5 entry
Friday, November             9 am to 6 pm — Public sale
Saturday, November        9 am to 4 pm — Public sale
Sunday, November           11 am to 1 pm — Public Sale, Fill a Bag for $10.00
Book Donations:  608.751.490.1121 or 608.201.0965 or 608.436.3050

What are the biggest challenges facing women today?
Responses from AAUW members
24% – Unfair Wages / Unequal Pay
22% – Low Self Esteem / Negative Media Images (41% for young women)
18% Access to quality healthcare – Health issues/obesity/cancer/STDs
14% Sexual harassment / gender discrimination / stereotyping
13% Workplace climate and lack of promotional opportunities
11% Work/family or work/ life balance

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