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 January_2019_Impact.

Listen to members Amy Peterson and Emily Scheuneman, and scholarship recipient, Lynda Roehl Nov. 1-4.

Branch Programs and Events 2018-19

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
6:00 p.m.     Social
6:30 p.m.     Potluck
7:00 p.m.     Business meeting
7:15 p.m.     Program: Building AAUW with Social Media and Personal Connections

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30 p.m.     Social
6:45 p.m.     Business meeting
7:00 p.m.     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
6:15 p.m.     Social
Program: Spreading Cheer Holiday Auction

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Noon            Brownbag Lunch
Locations:   Members’ homes
1:00 p.m.      Program: Fireside chats and film discussions

On January 26, 2019, at noon we will gather at the homes of two AAUW members to watch and discuss two documentaries. Bring a bag lunch and a friend. Our hostesses will provide a beverage, popcorn, and dessert. Space is limited so contact your hostess no later than Thursday, January 24.
Alison Bjoin will welcome you to her home to view Food Chains from Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser, producer of Food Inc. and Fast Food Nation. It is a powerful and shocking expose about what feeds our country. This powerful true story of one small group of workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America’s fields will inspire you to demand your food be fair! For more information or to RSVP, call 608-751-6276.
Leslie Brunsell will welcome you to her home to view Other Side of Immigration. This documentary is based on over 700 interviews with men and women in the Mexican countryside. The film explores why so many people leave Mexican towns to work in the United States and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. For more information or to RSVP, call 608-752-2100.
What a fun way to spend a cold Saturday afternoon and meet some AAUW members as well. Remember to make your reservation, bring your lunch and a friend and get ready to have an in-home experience. </span/strong>

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:  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.

Let your representatives know your position on issues
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