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We’re taking a break for the summer and will return for the September meeting!


2018 – 2019 Previous Meetings

What are We Doing to the Children?

with Yalitza LaFontaine, North Alabama Organizer,
Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ)

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ)

Yalitza’s talk will cover the current state of immigration and focus on the idea of family separation, not only at the border, but locally.  We will cover what allies can do to help and what the future may bring.

Tuesday, May 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Fellowship Hall
301 Drake Ave. SE, 35801

Eating or not:  we ask for reservations for those not planning to eat so that we can set up appropriately, in advance.   If you will contact Lois Guendel, she’ll help make your reservation. lois.guendel@gmail.com or (256) 880-8643.
Reservations at https://squareup.com/store/aauwhuntsville


Did you know that Dr. Frances Roberts founded and served as first president of our AAUW branch?  And that she was a founder of UAH?  If you knew her or one her, you also know that she was a brilliant, driven and strong woman.  And that she helped to pioneer a great phase in Huntsville’s history.

Dr. Frances Roberts’ 1956 Ph.D. never before published dissertation, “Background and Formative Period in the Great Bend and Madison County,” will be published in 2019 in conjunction with the state’s 200th anniversary celebration.

by Dr. Thomas Reidy   

Tuesday, April 2, 5:30 – 7 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Fellowship Hall
301 Drake Ave. SE, 35801

Dr. Thomas Reidy, a lecturer in the Department of History at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), at the behest of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, undertook the effort.

Students welcome.  If you will contact Lois Guendel, she’ll help make your reservation.

Branch members and guests:  While we encourage you to make reservations online – they simplify our planning and prepare for the meetings – those not wishing to pay online may also contact Lois.

Eating or not:  we ask for reservations for those not planning to eat so that we can set up appropriately, in advance.

Thank you – we hope to see you April 2nd.


2019 Breaking Through Barriers Luncheon

When: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: The Jackson Center, 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806
(Use Moquin Dr. for parking)

Event: Kim Caudle Lewis: Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone
Proceeds will send local women to AAUW’s National Collegiate Conference for Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in Washington, D.C.

Register on line at https://squareup.com/store/aauwhuntsville!


February is Black History Month

Amanda Ringer, JD, MA, Professor of History and Political Science at Oakwood University, will present a Program on the “Unique Challenges of African American Women during the Civil Rights Era.”

Whether the family member of a slain civil rights leader, bystander, or a simple soldier in the quest for equality, the roles and sacrifices of women often go unrecognized. Come hear Ms. Ringer as she brings into perspective the roles and sacrifices of the women of the Civil Rights era.

Tuesday, February 5, 5:30 pm
Covenant Fellowship Hall, 301 Drake Ave. SE, Huntsville, AL 35801


The Attack on Title IX
Title IX is responsible for sweeping changes to opportunities in education for women and men, students and employees since it was enacted in 1972.

The U.S. Department of Education has been working to systematically dismantle Title IX protections by rescinding critical guidance documents in September 2017. The Department of Education, under Betsy DeVos, has now announced a plan to make sweeping changes to Title IX’s regulations, which would have significant implications for students’ civil rights and for federal enforcement of the law.

Learn the potential impact of these changes and what’s happening at our local universities on January 12.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10 am to 12 pm

Location:  The Ernest L. Knight Reception Center, 4900 Meridian St., Normal AL 35762, on the Alabama A&M Campus

Cost for brunch is $15. Please consider donating a brunch meal for a student as well.
Payment for brunch: Please contact Lois Guendel to pay at the door or pay online.


Ernest L. Knight Reception Center


Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 301 Drake Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801

Topic: Celebrate AAUW’s Birthday and “Bowls!”
also, Pal Craftaid, Donations to the Women’s Center, Check out our Tinsel Trail Tree, and Save the Date for January

AAUW’s Birthday is November 28! 

We will be showing the AAUW historical slide show that can be found on the website. We’re sure many of us will respond with amazement at the incredible things we have accomplished.

Bowls! 

One’s first bowl in life is their two hands coming together whether it is to carry something, or drink water from your “cupped” hands.
Members:  bring a bowl that has meaning to you or a story and then, at the event, share the bowl’s story.

Consider – if there’s a fit – how your bowl and its story resonates with the values and mission of AAUW.

Meeting and program are free.  Dinner is not required to attend.

Dinner costs $17. Email Lois Guendel for your dinner reservation and pay at the meeting.

Pal Craftaid at the December Meeting

Mary Witherspoon will be selling Palestinian crafts and olive oil at the December meeting.   Sale of these items provides a source of income for Palestinians living in very difficult conditions.  This is the last year that Mary will be selling these items because Pal Craftaid, the volunteer group which imports them is disbanding after 25 years because most members of the group are elderly and no longer able to manage sales.  Payment can be made with cash or check, but not credit card.

Women’s Shelter Donations at the December Meeting

Bring any items that you would like to donate to the Women’s Shelter. Items will be taken over there in December.

Tinsel Trail Tree – Check It Out!

Check out our AAUW Tree and League of Women’s Voter Tree at the Tinsel Trail. We are located right off Church Street entrance – on the waterside.


Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 301 Drake Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801

Topic: Political Activism and an Update from AAUW National

* The program will focus on political activism for the younger generations in our community. We have a students coming to speak with us! They will come to us from A&M, Oakwood, and UAH. We’ll have a moderated panel of young people coming to discuss their hopes and fears, opinions, and activism.

* We will also have an update from AAUW National Board member and Branch member Mardy Stevens. She’s just returned from a board meeting in DC so will be able to tell us what’s going on and what to expect coming up (one thing being the new AAUW Work Smart Online training, designed to reach the masses of women – for free).

* Member Directories will likely be ready on Saturday. Make sure you get your copy!

Meeting and program are free.  Brunch is not required to attend.

Brunch costs $17. Email Lois Guendel for your dinner reservation and pay at the meeting, OR pay on-line.

Reservation deadline is Thursday, November 1, at noon.
Menu: Quiche and fresh fruit; Vegetarian option; Muffins; Juice and coffee


Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 301 Drake Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801

Topic: Education is Everyone’s Business

Larry Lee, founder of Education Matters, an advocate for a healthy Alabama public education system, will present our program.

Larry will discuss the state of public education and how your vote matters, as well as what to look for and ask when deciding whom to vote for Nov. 6.

Larry is exceptionally knowledgeable about our public education system and a dynamic and engaging speaker.  He is a member of the Montgomery County School Board.

Meeting and program are free.  Dinner is not required to attend.

Dinner costs $17. Email Lois Guendel for your dinner reservation and pay at the meeting, OR pay on-line.

Reservation deadline is Friday, September 28.

 


Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 301 Drake Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801

Topic: Beyond Aspirations: Advancing Equity for Women and Girls

The first meeting of the 2018-19 year begins with an exploration of the AAUW Strategic Plan. Beyond aspirations: Advancing equity for women and girls involves education, training, economic security, leadership, governance, and sustainability. Come to the meeting to add your voice to implementing the mission of AAUW in our own Huntsville area.

Meeting and program are free.

Dinner costs $17. Email Lois Guendel and pay at the meeting OR pay on-line at the Square Up link.

Reservation deadline is Saturday evening, September 1.