Janesville AAUW Branch

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April Impact 2021

Tech Savvy 2021 was a huge success! Read about it and view the keynote address by  Abbey Donahue, Nuclear Engineer at SHINE Medical Technologies

A message from Kim Churches, AAUW President:
We at AAUW are deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on our members, supporters, fellowship alumnae, and their families around the world. Your health and safety are our top priorities.

AAUW has been at the cutting edge of fighting for economic equity for nearly 140 years. And what we’re witnessing is how the pandemic is amplifying and exacerbating all of the nation’s inequities.

The issues we’ve long been fighting for are now alarmingly urgent, and our efforts are needed now more than ever.  Consider:

The 2020 Book Sale has been canceled. However, we hope to still provide scholarships for deserving local students. Last year we awarded $4,000 in scholarship. Please consider making a contribution to our scholarship fund. Contact: nmoskal@charter.net

_____________ AAUW Meetings 2020-2021_____________
Meetings are typically held at the Janesville Woman’s Club building, 108 S. Jackson. However, due to COVID 19, our monthly meetings will be virtual until it is safe to meet in person.
Prospective members are always welcome. Contact us: aauwjanesville@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
A Timely Topic: Impacts of a Pandemic.
7:00 pm  on Zoom
Nick Zupan, Rock County epidemiologist, will share his expertise. Understanding COVID 19: One Year into a Global Pandemic  will cover a breadth of information about the COVID 19 virus, the timeline of the virus spread, the development and rollout of the vaccine, and the implications for Rock County.

Open to the public. Share information about this program with friends , family, and
Business meeting will follow the program.
Non-AAUW members, please contact Carole at csalinas3767@gmail.com for a Zoom invitation.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Scholarship Presentations

6:00 pm  Social & potluck (based on current health conditions)
7:00 pm  Scholarship presentations
7:30 pm  Installation of officers
Woman’s Club Building or Zoom.
Non-AAUW members, please contact Carole at csalinas3767@gmail.com for a Zoom invitation.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The Changing Landscape of Title IX
7:00 pm Zoom (business meeting after the program).
Learn how Title IX protects you, your daughters, and granddaughters. Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination and sexual misconduct at K-12 schools and colleges. New regulations have dramatically changed the Title IX landscape. Join us as Josh Volendork, Gateway Technical College discusses recent changes imposed by regulations and what those changes mean.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Fair Elections: How Gerrymandering Impacts Voting Outcomes in Wisconsin.
7:00 pm Zoom. A Joint meeting with League of Women Voters (business meeting after the program).
We don’t want Red maps. We don’t want Blue maps. We want fair maps. Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, will provide insights into current gerrymandering issues in Wisconsin.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Outbreak: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic 
Bonnie Geyer, the sister of AAUW branch member Wendy Tupper, will educate and entertain us with stories from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and correlations to our current health crisis with Covid-19.

Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:00 am and ends Mon., Nov. 23 at 11:00 pm
Jingle Bell Bidding: Holiday Auction
Our semi-annual auction will be held online at http://www.32auctions.com.

Read the details in the November-December Impact 2020

Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Lunch and Learn: Brown Bag Discussions on Zoom
AAUW National webinar titled, “How to Start and Continue Conversations of Race, Equity, and Inclusion.”

The presenter, Taharee A. Jackson, PhD, is a certified trainer of diversity trainers, federal EEO counselor, and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Coordinator. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Opportunities to Listen: A Conversation with a Black Woman

Representative Shelia Stubbs, 77th Assembly District and graduate of Beloit Memorial High School, is our presenter.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Rewards and Challenges of Women in Today’s Working World

A panel of women will discuss their unique career paths and the roles they fill in our community.  Angie Bolson, President/CEO of YMCA of North Rock County, Alicia Reid, Owner of Raven’s Wish, Pamela Saladino, LPGA Golf Professional, Ironworks Golf Academy.

Let your representatives know your position on issues
Read about AAUW positions on current bills and use the 2-Minute Activist tool to communicate with your legislators.

Work Smart & Start Smart

Salary Negotiations
Learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments, and find the right words — and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay. You can sign up for a free in-person workshop or online course, which takes less than two hours to complete and can be done at your own pace. Take the online course today!

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.