May 3, 2016 Meeting and Program
Program: Call to Action: Title IX Awareness
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). Every school should have at least one employee who is responsible for coordinating the school’s compliance with Title IX. This person is sometimes referred to as the Title IX coordinator. The federal government has released resources to assist the school systems with compliance. AAUW Huntsville wants to help coordinators understand the full scope of this federal statute. May’s program will include an overview of Title IX to build our background knowledge. The call to action involves members planning an outreach to the area’s Title IX coordinators by delivering these valuable resources. Resources and maps provided….bring your activist “game-on” attitude!
Remember that we always look forward to your attendance – eating or not – but it helps to maintain our catering situation when most of us order a meal.
Please register for Saturday’s meeting and program by Noon, the Sunday prior to the meeting.
Please click on this link to register for AAUW’s May meeting.
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Tech Trek Camp
Tech Trek is a weeklong residential science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) summer camp for rising eighth-grade girls. Through Tech Trek, girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists. Click on this link or the image, below, to see the flyer on Tech Trek!
To read more about Tech Trek at a national level, click here.
Join the ¡Adelante! Book Club as they discuss the book of the month, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Location: Edo Japanese Restaurant on University Drive; Date: May 24; Time: 5:30 pm. Go to our Activities Page to read more about this month’s selection.
AAUW, the American Association of University Women, is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.
For more than 128 years, AAUW Members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.
Join us and support an organization with a long track record of crucial issues affecting women:
- Civil Rights
- Family and Medical Leave
- Sex Discrimination … and others
Help our 100,000 members work for change:
- Promote gender-fair classroom practices and national legislators on AAUW priority issues
- Mentor girls and women
- Raise money to fund women scholars
- Raise money to fund ground-breaking research
- Participate in a community action program or start your own project
While we’re known for getting things done, we also take time to enjoy each other’s company. As an AAUW member, you will belong to a strong network of talented people, one that can stimulate a lifetime of personal and professional growth.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
AAUW was founded in 1881, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Huntsville Branch was chartered in April 1949. AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university on the list of qualified institutions. Undergraduates are welcome to become AAUW student affiliates.
AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in the group on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class. Membership is not by invitation.