AAUW CALENDAR OF EVENTS
July 12: AAUW Branch Board Meeting at the Clarkson ADK Lodge from 11 am to 1 pm. Bring a Brown Bag lunch and your ideas! All members welcome.
July 19–20: Anniversary of Seneca Falls, first women’s rights convention in 1848
July 21-23: AAUW-NYS Summer Leadership Conference at Cazenovia College
July 31: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day - Black Women in America Really Do Work Harder for Less, New Report Shows
AB>August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
August 12: International Youth Day
August 14: Social Security anniversary
August 18: Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
August 26: National Women’s Equality Day
September: AAUW: Tune In for Our Panel on How to #StandUptoSexism - Feminist To-Do List: How to Maximize Your Activism. AAUW’s new #StandUptoSexism campaign has sparked lively conversation on social media, in the news, and in communities. AAUW and NYU Washington, DC, are convening a series of panel conversations now through October 2017 to keep this important dialogue going both online and off. Join us online or in person for this discussion series to learn how to fight gender bias in your thoughts, at your workplace, and through your activism. If you can’t make it in person, join us for a livestream of the event!
September 25: Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day
November 2: Latinas’ Equal Pay Day
November 6: 100th Anniversary of Woman Suffrage in New York State
Contact the Branch Program VP, JoAnn Rogers, for more information about any of these events.
The National Women's Hall of Fame has announced 10 new inductees for 2017.
The full list is:
- Matilda Raffa Cuomo: Founder of the child advocacy group Mentoring USA, wife of former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo and mother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Matilda Raffa Cuomo was a dedicated advocated for children's rights and currently chairs the New York State Mentoring Program.
- Dr. Temple Grandin: Animal behavior scientist whose livestock handling method transformed the farm industry and are used around the world.
- Lorraine Hansberry: Playwright and author best known for "A Raisin in the Sun." First African American woman to have a show produced on Broadway.
- Victoria Jackson: Cosmetics entrepreneur who shifted expertise to create a global network of patients, advocates and healthcare stakeholders who work to treat autoimmune disease.
- Sherry Lansing: First woman to head a major film studio at 20th Century Fox.
- Clare Boothe Luce: Editor of Vanity Fair magazing, and a trailblazing WWII reporter. She was also a congresswoman and a U.S. ambassador.
- Aimee Mullins: Athlete who conceived of, and was the first to wear and compete in, prostheses modeled after the hind legs of a cheetah. She is also an actor and the youngest person to have been given top secret security clearance at the Pentagon at age 17.
- Carol Mutter: First woman Marine 3-star General. Served in the Marines for 31 years. Broke ground in many areas for the Marines, including space command and tactical command.
- Dr. Janet Rowley: Geneticist who linked cancer to genetics. Her discovery of chromosomal exchanges revolutionized cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.
- Alice Waters: Chef and a leader in the organic, sustainable food movement. She is the owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California and has been called "The Mother of American Food."