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Upcoming Branch Activities

 

Half the Sky Outing

“Sky and Ground” Documentary

Wednesday, February 12th

1:30 pm

College of Dupage  – McAninch Arts Center

This movie accompanies a large extended Syrian-Kurdish family as they make their way from their home in Aleppo to the Idomeni refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia.  Their ultimate goal is Berlin, where they will reunite with family members and seek asylum, but first they must journey through Serbia, Hungary, and Austria.

Please contact Betty Laliberte if you would like to carpool.

 

Branch Meeting

“Solving Climate Change—A Solution We Can All Like”

Wednesday, February 12th

7:00 pm

Elmhurst Public Library

Climate Change has been called “NOT the BIGGEST challenge of OUR time, but the BIGGEST challenge of ALL time.” The topic can be confusing to many. Often, there is uncertainty of what Climate Change is, what its effects are, and what can be done about it.

Our February speaker, Mike Zanillo, will share a simple, comprehensive climate solution that is rapidly growing in public, bi-partisan support; endorsed by 27 Nobel economics laureates; viewed by many as the most effective climate policy; will speed a transition to renewable energy; considered as being a fair and just policy; and provides for economic growth and jobs.

Zanillo is the Illinois State Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a non-partisan, advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Specifically, CCL promotes legislation to support climate change solutions. CCL is made up of over 130,000 volunteers in 530 chapters across the U.S. Locally, the organization has 15 chapters with 4,000 volunteers in Illinois. Its volunteers play a critical role in building political will to call on government to take meaningful action on climate change.

To learn more about this timely subject, you will not want to miss the February program. Bring friends and family to learn more about a topic that affects all of us.

 

Half the Sky Meeting

Wednesday, February 26th

7:30 pm

Hostess: Perry Doubt

**Please note meeting day change to Wednesday**

 

Book Group

Thursday, February 27th

1:00 pm

No Ordinary Time

by

Doris Goodwin

Discussion Leader: Peggy Fox

Hostess: Marcia Goltermann

 

Tech Savvy

Saturday, March 21st

8:30 am – 4 pm

Triton College

2000 Fifth Avenue

River Grove, IL  60171

Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract girls in 6th through 9th grade to these fields.  This conference is also to inform mentoring adults as to how they can support the girls’ interest and success in STEM.

Please click here to view the Tech Savvy 2020 flyer.

AAUW MEMBERS are needed to help make this event a success!

Please click here to view the volunteer information flyer.

 

Work Smart

Saturday, March 21st

2:00-4:30pm

Elmhurst Public Library – Computer Lab

Many women do not feel comfortable negotiating a salary and benefits for their job. The AAUW Work Smart course is designed to help participants negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. Why is negotiation so important? AAUW’s research on the gender pay gap shows that one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men. Women who work full time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full time male worker is paid. This 2.5 hour workshop is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to negotiate for fair pay. Participants learn how to research competitive salaries, articulate their skills, qualifications and experience and ask for – and get – the pay they deserve.

Presenter: Jennifer Jordan

Registration begins on Friday, February 14th at 9:00am.

 

Returning Student Scholarships 2020

The Elmhurst Area Branch will award 2 grants of $2,500 to local women who need financial assistance to continue their education at the graduate or undergraduate level.

The Application Deadline is April 1, 2020.

Please visit the Scholarship Page for more information and an application.