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The St. Lawrence County Branch was formed in 1927 - Celebrating 90 years of service in 2017!

We have members from a diverse educational and employment background who work together to fulfill the mission of the American Association of University Women: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Membership in the St. Lawrence County Branch is open to anyone who supports the mission of AAUW. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

The St. Lawrence County Branch created the first AAUW Branch website in the country!

The AAUW Educational Opportuntities Fund provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination.

AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch, PO Box 909, Potsdam, NY 13676-0909.


Upcoming Events of Note:

February 22: Asian American Women’s Equal Pay Day - This represents the day in the year that Asian American women have to work to earn the equivalent that white, non-hispanic males make in one. Join us online alongside with groups nationwide to rally from 2-3:00PM using #AAPIEqualPay and #NotYourModelMinority. This marks the first equal pay day of 2018, stretching as far as November to the date when Latina women must work until.

February 22: Plan Ahead 2018 Part 2: Nonpartisan Voter Engagement Tactics at 2pm - Now that you've begun planning your voter engagement activities for 2018, it's time to learn a bit more about tactics like nonpartisan voter registration, voter education, ballot measure advocacy, candidate engagement and more. Join us for a free, hour and a half long discussion of nonpartisan voter engagement tactics. RSVP.

March 1: Feed Back - North Country Food Justice Summit from 8 AM - 6 PM at the The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, New York 12986. Registration and additional details. Keynote by Andrianna Natsoulas, Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, New York (NOFA-NY). Andrianna has coordinated with global food sovereignty movements and wrote the book, Food Voices, Stories from the People Who Feed Us, which tells the stories of farmers and fishermen across five countries.

March 1: Doing Social Justice with Politically Diverse Communities Seminars - Faith leaders, unions, advocacy groups, government officials, and interested citizens are invited to spend a day conversing together about doing social justice in congregations, city suburbs and rural areas which are politically very diverse. What are the possibilities of working together and how can we encourage others to do justice? The Potsdam session is on March 1. All are welcome. See the schedule for more information.

March 1-3: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Conference - Our 2018 Gender, Sex, and Sexuality conference will be hosted at St. Lawrence University March 1-3. The conference theme is #persistence. The Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Conference began in 2013 with the intention of gathering area faculty, staff, and students to talk about issues of gender, sex, and sexuality. Questions? Email us.

March 1 - March 31: Blue Jeans for Brain Injury Awareness Campaign - Participate in "Blue Jeans for Brain Injury": Blue Jeans for Brain Injury is a public awareness and fundraising campaign that your company and employees can easily participate in. During the month of March, which known as Brain Injury Awareness Month, you can gather your coworkers and choose a day in March for your company to donate and wear blue jeans while sharing information and experience about brain injury.

March 8: The Serious Side of Food - This spring, GardenShare and the Potsdam Public Library bring you a new Reading and Discussion program funded by Humanities New York. The group will meet from 7-8 PM the second Thursday of the month from March to June. GardenShare's own AmeriCorps VISTA, Maggie Smith, will facilitate discussions. Under the surface of each meal we eat lies a series of complex entanglements. By reading a mix of historical accounts, novels, and narrative nonfiction, we'll strive to expose some of the issues that lie on our plates. Sign up here for Potsdam Public Library emails to find out how to register, and to stay in the loop about their other programs.

March 13: Planned Parenthood's statewide Day of Action for our reproductive health care and rights. Register now to ensure New York leads on our access to sexual and reproductive health care. Details: Free round-trip bus transportation, Free lunch and Planned Parenthood swag, Lobby training for all attendees.

March 14: Enough! National School Walkout - Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10 am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.

April 2: LWV-NYS’s Legislative Advocacy Day 2018 - We will convene in Meeting rooms A and B of the NYS Museum. We will have advocacy training and lobby visits with legislators. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details! Jennifer Wilson, Legislative Director.

April 10, 2018 - Overall Women's Equal Pay Day

April 12: The Serious Side of Food - This spring, GardenShare and the Potsdam Public Library bring you a new Reading and Discussion program funded by Humanities New York. The group will meet from 7-8 PM the second Thursday of the month from March to June. GardenShare's own AmeriCorps VISTA, Maggie Smith, will facilitate discussions. Under the surface of each meal we eat lies a series of complex entanglements. By reading a mix of historical accounts, novels, and narrative nonfiction, we'll strive to expose some of the issues that lie on our plates. Sign up here for Potsdam Public Library emails to find out how to register, and to stay in the loop about their other programs.

April 17: White Women’s Equal Pay Day

April 24: New York State special election date to fill 11 open Assembly seats and 2 open Senate posts.


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