Welcome to the Janesville AAUW Branch

Join us in improving the lives of women and girls. See what we’re all about in our monthly newsletter, the February_2019_Impact

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

The Wisconsin state law protects workers from harassment in the workplace because of their race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, age (40 and up), disability, sex, arrest or conviction record, marital status, sexual orientation, or membership in the military reserve. Harassment may include a variety of behaviors including verbal abuse, offensive cartoons and gestures, and jokes. It’s important to know that the behavior must be more than a few isolated incidents or casual comments. Harassment involves a pattern of abusive and degrading conduct that is enough to interfere with work or create an offensive and hostile work environment. So you know how it’s defined, now what?

Have you witnessed harassment? Have you been a victim of harassment? Do you know what to do in those situations? What are the dos and don’ts? How do you help family and friends who have been victims?

Elizabeth Wurtz, HR Business Partner Coordinator, Karen Ellis, and other HR professionals will talk with us about workplace harassment—sexual and other—and provide strategies for prevention, intervention, and appropriate responses. Join us to learn more on the topic and to get your questions answered.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:30 p.m.     Social
6:45 p.m.     Business meeting
7:00 p.m.     Program:  The Impact of AAUW Around the World

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

2018 AAUW Book Sale at the Olde Towne Mall

Thursday, November 1      1 pm to 6 pm — Preview Sale for Vendors & Public, $5 entry
Friday, November 2            9 am to 6 pm — Public sale
Saturday, November 3       9 am to 4 pm — Public sale
Sunday, November 4          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

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.  By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

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