2017-2018 Program Information
All programs begin at 7 pm and are held at the Elmhust Public Library in the Kossmann room on the first floor unless otherwise noted in the program description.
Visitors are welcome at all Branch programs!
Diplomat West Banquets, 681 W North Ave, Elmhurst, 5:30 pm
The 2017-18 program year begins with our traditional September Supper. Time for conversation will be followed by dinner and a short report by the Branch President on the AAUW National Convention. Monthly branch programs and interest groups will be described and previewed.
Women of WWII: On the Front Lines and the Home Front
Elmhurst author and new branch member Barbara Deane will speak about her new book, On the Homefront, and about the unique and important roles women assumed during WWII.
Barriers & Bias: the Status of Women in Leadership
Andi Danis, AAUW-IL Gender Equity Fund, will present a program on recent AAUW research which focuses on the reasons for the under-representation of women in leadership positions in all professions and the actions proposed for narrowing and eliminating them.
Janet Hodge’s home
Members are invited to gather at the home of member Janet Hodge to begin the holiday season of celebration together. Members whose last names begin with M-Z bring an appetizer while those with A-L bring a dessert. A $5 fee, collected at the party, covers beverages and other incidentals. For more information contact Pat O’Dwyer or Genie Urick.
Equal Means Equal
View the movie, Equal Means Equal, with discussion to follow. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, this film offers a clear and compelling look at how women are treated in the United States today.
Historic Dramatization: Amelia Earhart
Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. will present her dramatic portrayal of Amelia Earhart, the first woman aviator to pilot herself across the Atlantic Ocean. This program is cosponsored with Elmhurst Public Library
Current Issues in Public Education
Branch member Jennifer Aldred, Ph.D. will update, educate, and lead a discussion on the topics of early childhood education, full-day kindergarten and school vouchers.
World Relief DuPage / Aurora
Lauren Nadolski Meier from World Relief DuPage/Aurora will describe the services provided by the agency to assist refugee families as they begin their lives anew in the United States.
Wilder Mansion, Wilder Park, 6pm
Our traditional May Supper will celebrate the end of our program year and introduce the Returning Scholarship Winner and presentation of her award.