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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: Black History Month

February 20: World Day of Social Justice - Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

February 22: Fadi Bou-Abdallah, “There’s What in my Drinking Water?” from 12 noon to 1 pm in SUNY Potsdam’s Rebecca V. Sheard Literacy Center Balcony, Satterlee Hall. This presentation is part of the SUNY Potsdam Spring 2017 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series.

February 22: Rolling Out the Welcome Mat: Collaborating to Make Canton Safe for Everyone from 7-9 pm in the Social Room of the Unitarian-Universalist Church, at 3 ½ E. Main Street, Canton. Canton – a friendly North Country village — but is it? for all? How supportive an environment do we have for people of color, of different faith traditions, for LGBTQ and trans- people? The Unitarian-Universalist Church of Canton will host a panel and discussion to address these questions. Our panel is composed of students and alumni from SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University. Our audience will include students from area high schools, townspeople, village leaders, educators. All are invited to participate in this discussion! Refreshments will be served.

February 25: Nationwide pro-ObamaCare rallies - Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for nationwide rallies in support of Obamacare, calling GOP efforts to repeal and replace the healthcare legislation “chaos.” March 4: GardenShare's Cabin Fever Trivia Night at the Potsdam Elks Club to support GardenShare's work to solve hunger!

March 8: International Women’s Day – See a film, Girl Rising, at Clarkson, co-sponsored by AAUW. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide.

March 13: AAUW Branch Board meeting, 4 pm, Clarkson Snell Hall room #169. All members are welcome.

March 29 (or 30): Hidden Figures, showing at Clarkson and co-sponsored by AAUW, is a film screening of the movie which chronicles the true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the US's first successful space missions. After the film, we are hoping to have a panel discussion with African-American women mathematicians, scientists, and engineers who are Clarkson alumnae.

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