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

Get event details and registration information today.

Read More: https://www.aauw.org/event/2016/10/finding-time-online-book-discussion/

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

Get event details and registration information today.

Read More: https://www.aauw.org/event/2016/11/what-is-visible-a-novel-webinar/

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.

Read More: https://www.aauw.org/resource/national-election/


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.

Downloadable Image: https://www.aauw.org/files/2016/09/simple-truth-fall-2016-cover-600px.jpg

Read More: https://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/

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

Read More: https://www.aauw.org/research/solving-the-equation/

All other available versions: https://www.aauw.org/resource/solving-the-equation-executive-summary/


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.

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


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.

Read More: https://www.aauw.org/2016/09/07/play-debate-bingo-with-aauw/