Events

Plan to Attend these Upcoming 2019 Meetings

Branch Meeting, Saturday, May 18, 2019,11:30 PM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Social Hall, 200 Drummond for our 7 campers and their families. Speakers are being arranged by Susan Hueber.  The menu is pizza, cold salads, dessert, and cold drinks.

Set up will be 11:00. Volunteers for set-up, clean-up, and food items are very much appreciated.  Please contact Martha Rodgers in person or by email to volunteer to bring a salad, a dozen cookies, a plate of brownies, cupcakes, cold lemonade, cold punch, or a dozen small bottles of cold water.

This will be the last year our branch will be sending girls to Tech Trek. Our Branch will not be holding any meetings over the summer.


Articles of Interest

Faces of Student Debt

AAUW’s new research report Deeper In Debt has shown that women bear a disproportionate amount of student debt. Seven women in this article invested in themselves and their future by pursuing higher education. But those degrees came at high price.

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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap succinctly addresses these issues by going beyond the widely reported 80 percent statistic.
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Career Development Grants

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

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Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault under Title IX

Campus sexual assault protest.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It covers women and men, girls and boys, and staff and students in any educational institution or program that receives federal funds. Local school districts, colleges and universities, for-profit schools, career and technical education agencies, libraries, and museums are all covered under Title IX.
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Image Link: https://www.aauw.org/files/2018/08/2018-19-AAUW-Career-Development-Grantee-Krystal-Wright-600×320.jpg

Image Text & Alt-text: 2018-19 AAUW Career Development Grantee Krystal Wright

Three Musts for Intersectional Feminism

Younger Women’s Task Force - Greater Lafayette Chapter

Younger Women’s Task Force – Greater Lafayette Chapter

Intersectional feminism is to acknowledge multiple overlapping social identities and related systems of oppression. So, while we may want to work under the umbrella term “women,” there is not one global women’s experience. Here are three ways to make sure that your feminism is intersectional.
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How to Speak Up against Everyday Bias

Gender bias is a form of discrimination and should have no place in your everyday routine.

Have you ever faced gender bias? Do you know how to respond when you encounter such a situation?

Although every scenario is different, you can use some basic tactics to respond to it. We have created several common scenarios to help you tackle the issues when these biases occur.

Read more: https://www.aauw.org/2016/09/02/how-to-speak-up-against-everyday-bias/