Janesville AAUW Branch
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AAUW is 100 years young! On March 13, the City of Janesville recognized March as Women’s History Month and proclaimed April 23, 2023, as AAUW–Janesville Day in the City of Janesville in honor of our 100th Anniversary. See the post on the Janesville Facebook page.
Tech Savvy 2023 will be held on April 15, on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. Tech Savvy is a one-day hands-on workshop designed to encourage middle school girls to pursue STEM careers and educational opportunities. Register today! Deadline is April 5! Don’t miss exciting workshops on DNA extraction, the science of flavors and fragrances, surgical techniques, plasma physics, construction engineering, and much more. There’s a special track just for parents too!
Watch this video produce for local TV by Yuri Rashkin. It features AAUW Janesville committee chairs talking about AAUW projects and priorities. Share with your friends and potential members.
What you need to know about AAUW Janesville Branch https://youtu.be/3UiFzLrrmoU
_____________ AAUW Meetings 2022-2023_____________
Meetings are typically held at the Janesville Woman’s Club building, 108 S. Jackson.
Some meetings may be offered hybrid.
Prospective members are always welcome. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 28, 2023 – 6:30 pm
An Informed Citizen is a Powerful Voter
Sue Conley, Representative of Assembly District 44
Get an insider’s view on the issues and challenges in Wisconsin’s government. Rep. Sue Conley will discuss current issues being addressed by the Wisconsin Legislature and how you can become an involved citizen. Please join us on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom. AAUW meetings are open to the public. Link to Zoom.
April 25, 2023 – 6:30 pm
Gun Violence and Common Sense Gun Reform The US exceeded 100 mass shootings in the first 64 days of 2023. Most of us were shocked and saddened to hear about the shootings in Monterey Park, CA, Michigan State University, Half Moon Bay, CA, and others. Joan Fitzgerald and Tracey Sherr from the Whitewater Area Moms Demand Action will share National and Wisconsin statistics on gun violence and Moms Demand Action initiatives to end gun violence and promote common-sense gun reform. Please join us on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom. AAUW meetings are open to the public.
May 23, 2023 – 6:30 pm
Celebration of Youth
Parker HS Arts Academy Students
Jan Knutson, Coordinator of the Arts Academy
Join us to honor bright and talented young people in our community. Scholarship recipients will tell us about their plans and goals for the future. Be prepared to be delighted with songs and dance from the Parker HS Arts Academy performers. Scholarships will be presented to the 2023 recipients. Please join us on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom. AAUW meetings are open to the public.
June 20, 2023 – 6:30 pm
One Hundred Years Young!
The honor of your presence is requested to celebrate 100 years of AAUW Janesville. It’s guaranteed to be a delightful evening of sharing memories with long-time members, friends, local celebrities, and dignitaries. At the end of the evening, we’ll pass the torch to our new leaders in a milestone installation as we begin the next centennial of AAUW Janesville. Please join us on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom. AAUW meetings are open to the public.
July 25, 2023 – 6:30 pm
Taking Charge of Your Financial Future
Holly Jensen, Consigny Law Firm
Finances, wills, estate planning, and other important legal decisions can be challenging. Attorney Holly Jensen will discuss how you can be actively knowledgeable about these and other topics. Join us to learn how to ensure your financial well-being. Please join us on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom. AAUW meetings are open to the public.
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September 27, 2022 Secrets and Hidden Gems
Rich Fletcher of Roam Around Tours
Join us to learn a few secrets and discover hidden gems in Janesville. Rich Fletcher, of Roam Around Tours, is an international tour guide who conducts local walking tours of Janesville neighborhoods. Rich presents the story of Janesville through its architecture, history, and personalities. He has studied and explored history and architecture for over 30 years.
November 22, 2022 – 6:30 pm
Book Banning in 21st Century America
Mary Buelow, Hedberg Library
In the last 2 years, there has been an unprecedented number of challenges to library, school, and university materials and services. Mary Buelow, Hedberg librarian, will discuss the state of book banning today, the wave of organized activism behind it, and what you can do to protect your own freedom to read. Mary’s presentation is available.2Banning Books in the 21st Century (for AAUW)
View the video of the meeting here. Passcode: x0Vuq7A!
Statement of Support: AAUW Cares about Women
We, AAUW Wisconsin State Board, stand with women and girls across the world, especially our Iranian and Afghan sisters, for their right to education, the pursuit of happiness, self-determination, and their power to self-actualize.
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
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, 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.