Upcoming Branch Activities
Most in-person AAUW meetings have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Wednesday, October 14, 7pm
Black Swan: How to Have a Positive Future in a Bad Situation
The Presenter is Marion Cook who works with many organizations on trends and outlooks. She’s taken and updated her “Future of Work” presentation to the current situation we’re facing.
A ZOOM invitation will be emailed to each member about a week before the program. If you are new to ZOOM and need assistance, log in around 6:45 pm. Someone will help you get started.
Wednesday, November11, 7 pm
Gender Pay Equity
Sharmili Majmudar, the Executive Vice President of Policy and Organizational Impact at Women Employed, will discuss issues around pay equity in general and the implications of the November election in terms of federal policy and gender equity.
Women Employed (WE) mobilizes people and organizations to expand educational and employment opportunities for all women. Since 1973, WE has been opening doors, breaking barriers, and creating fairer workplaces for women. WE is widely recognized for its groundbreaking work to improve women’s economic status and remove barriers to economic equity in Chicago, in Illinois, and at a national level.
Join this virtual program to learn more about this powerful, nonprofit organization. A ZOOM invitation will be emailed to each member about a week before the program. If you are new to ZOOM and need assistance, log in around 6:45 pm. Someone will help you get started.
A NEW PROJECT
Collecting New and Gently Used Bras for Free The Girls
Now until December 1, 2020
Number of bras collected: 42 as of September 25, 2020
Following the presentation at our September Branch meeting, we decided to again collect bras for Free the Girls (FTG), an organization that began on the premise that all of us purchase some bras that seem to fit but don’t actually. FTG exists to help girls rescued from sex trafficking live a life of true freedom.
To find bras to donate, clean out your drawers, check with your friends, and visit stores that are closing and/or having sales.
Linda Fischer and Betty Laliberte will collect the bras. Check our membership roster for their contact information.
Used Book Sale
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Elmhurst Area AAUW Branch has made the difficult decision to cancel the Used Book Sale this summer. The safety of our community and the safety of our dedicated members who collect, sort, and sell these books are our primary concerns. We hope to host the Used Book Sale again next year.
The AAUW Funds committee has decided to hold all scholarship money until next year. Many applicants were unable to obtain records from their colleges and others did not have access to printers. All applicants were encouraged to apply again. They will be notified when the scholarships become available, and they have been encouraged to check the AAUW web site.
Work Smart Update
We postponed our Work Smart class at the library due to the stay at home order, but a March library email listed AAUW Work Smart as on online class option which linked directly to the AAUW course offering. We look forward to rescheduling the class at the library – possibly in the fall.