Content Suggestions (December 2016)

The Election’s Over, and AAUW Needs Your Support More Than Ever

AAUW members and supporters stand up to bias and bigotry. AAUW’s voice is needed now more than ever.We need your support to fight against unequal representation of women in business and government, discrimination and harassment in the workplace and on campus, the gender pay gap, and more.

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Your Favorite Holiday Songs: The Feminist Remix

Beat the winter blues by sharing these fun reminders to take action and empower women nationwide.

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25 Gifts for Fearless Feminists in 2016

Check out AAUW’s Gift Guide for the perfect feminist gifts for all ages and gender. Most of this year’s picks are $25 or less!

ShopAAUW is clearing all the old collections to make room for new products. There are gifts worth giving this holiday season. Shop our collections before they are gone!

Join an ¡Adelante! Book Discussion Webinar with the Author of The Poisoned Table

Join us for the webinar to discuss about the book “The Poisoned Table” written by Diane Michael Cantor.
Genre : General Friction, Historical

Date : January 10, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: Online (You just need to register.)

Cost: Free

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National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

An opportunity to grow you network, meet some influential leaders and enhance your leadership skills by participating in powerful workshops.

When : May 31–June 3, 2017

Where : University of Maryland, College Park

The early bird registration for the NCCWSL opens on December 5, 2016 and ends on February 28, 2016. Don’t miss the opportunity!

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Content Suggestions (November 2016)

Everything You Need to Know for Election Day

Election Day is around the corner and AAUW members have been preparing for months to ensure that women’s voices are heard on Tuesday, November 8. Now is the time to make sure every vote is counted!

Studies show that those voters who make a plan, including how and where to vote, are more likely to follow through and succeed. Before you head to the polls, learn how to protect your vote and what to do if something goes wrong. AAUW is proud to partner with Election Protection to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Have questions about voting or need more information?  Experience problems at the polls? Visit or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for assistance.

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Gosset v. Lasch, Cooper, Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California: A Sexual Harassment Case

 Nathalie Gosset, a senior director at Alfred E. Mann Institute at the University of Southern California alleges that she experienced sexual harassment by her supervisor and faced retaliation and termination from the job after she reported the behavior. She also lost full four-year scholarship awarded to her daughter by the university through its tuition exchange program.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates the Federal law Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion

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To Help End the Pay Gap, Stop Asking New Hires for Salary Histories

Earlier this year, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed a bipartisan pay equity bill, which prohibits employers from requiring salary history information before receiving a formal job offer.

Other states have followed suit in diminishing this harmful practice. Governor of California, Jerry Brown (D), signed into law a bill saying that salary history can’t be the only reason to point to if a wage discrepancy exists. Legislators in Maryland, Delaware, Utah, and Nebraska also passed equal pay bills in 2016. Red, blue, and purple states are realizing that the pay gap is real and are taking steps to close it.

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Want to See Action on Women’s Issues? Check Out Your Statehouse!

2016 Maryland Equal Pay Day Rally

In 2016, AAUW members were busy at every level of government passing good laws, beating back bad ones, and laying the groundwork for more successes in 2017. Across the country, state legislatures were particularly inclined to work on economics and public finance, health, crime and law enforcement, education, and commerce. Let’s take a look back at the year in statehouses across the country and find out how AAUW public policy priorities fared.

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Join AAUW’s Online Author Talk with Sarah Deer, Author of The Beginning and End of Rape

In recognition of November as Native American Heritage Month, there will be a discussion on a series of essays written by Sarah Deer, an advocate for cultural and legal reforms. She has worked to protect Native women from endemic sexual violence and abuse and played a crucial role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.

 When : December 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where : Online (You just need to register.)
Cost: Free

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Get Inspired by Women’s History in the Nation’s Capital

Photo credit: Vietnam Women’s Memorial by Cliff (cliff1066), via Wikimedia Commons

Washington D.C remains a hub for cultural enrichment and many sites recognize the hardships and achievements of women throughout history. As you plan to attend the AAUW National Convention in D.C. in in June 2017, consider allotting time to visit and be inspired by the extraordinary efforts of the women immortalized in these sites.

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Content Suggestions (October 2016)

 iAdelante Book Discussions

We’ve had a great start to the 2016-2017 ¡Adelante! reading list with more than 50 registrants for the National Hispanic Heritage Month discussion with authors of The Ones I Bring with Me. Four more online book discussions are scheduled before the year. Enjoy the books and join us for the discussions.

Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

Join economist and former AAUW American Fellow Heather Boushey as we talk about contemporary issues in work-life balance and women’s economic security.

When : October 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where : Online
Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members

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What is Visible: A Novel Book Discussion

Join us for an online discussion with Kimberly Elkins, author of What is Visible: A Novel, based on the true story of the first blind and deaf person to learn language. And no, we’re not talking about Helen Keller.

When: November 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Online
Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members

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The Beginning and End of Rape on Friday : November 2016

Violence against Native American women is a historical and political problem bounded by oppression and colonial violence. Join author Sarah Deer as she provides a clear historical overview of rape and sex trafficking in North America, paying particular attention to the gendered legacy of colonialism of tribal nations.

The Poisoned Table : December 2016

Author and AAUW national member Diane Michael Cantor portrays a passionate rivalry between fictional actress Isabel Graves and real-life Shakespearian sensation Frances Anne “Fanny” Kemble.

AAUW National Election

You Have a Voice in AAUW’s Future: It’s time to tell us what changes you’d like to see to the AAUW Bylaws and Public Policy Program. The comment period opens October 3 and ends December 5, 2016

Visit the website to comment, propose an amendment, or make a resolution.

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AAUW 2017 National Convention Registration

Every two years, AAUW hosts the national convention where women leaders from across the nation gather together to learn new skills, gain insight and inspiration, and connect with other women leaders. Registration opens October 1, 2016.

Event Date: June 14-17, 2016
Location: Washington DC
Don’t miss the opportunity. Register now!

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2016)

Why are men paid more than women for the same job role?

To find out, read The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Fall 2016 edition. This addresses the gender pay gap issues in the United States for all ages, races, and education levels and also proposes solutions on what you can do to close it.

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Related: AAUW Analysis of Census Data Shows it will take more than a century, until 2152, for the pay gap to close.

November 1 is Latina Equal Pay Day

More than ever before, girls are studying and excelling in science and mathematics. Yet the dramatic increase in girls’ educational achievements in scientific and mathematical subjects has not been matched by similar increases in the representation of women working as engineers and computing professionals. Why there are still so few women in the critical fields of engineering and computing? AAUW’s Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing explains what we can do to make these fields open to and desirable for all employees.

Download the Solving the Equation Executive Summary in Spanish

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How to Speak Up against Everyday Bias

Gender bias is the form of discrimination and should have no room in your everyday routine.

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

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

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Presidential Debate B-I-N-G-O

Did you play AAUW’s Presidential Bingo during the first Presidential debate? Even if you missed playing the first time, you have more opportunities to play during the two remaining presidential debates and one VP debate in October.

We’ve created bingo cards with some of the key words women and girls want to hear from both candidates during the course of the debates.

There are two ways to play it:

  1. Print out a card, grab your favorite marker, and you’re ready to play.
  2. Play our interactive Bingo online.

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