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July Content Suggestions

1. Congratulations to AAUW’s 2018-19 Fellowship and Grants  Awardees!

The 2018–19 award year kicked off with the release of our updated online Fellowships and Grants directory in which you can find out more about the remarkable women and organizations from your area! To learn more about AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs and past awardees, visit our fellowships and grants web page and read our Following the Fellows blog series.

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Image Caption & Alt-Text: 2018-2019 AAUW Fellows Grantees Collage

2. Supreme Court Review Call

Join us on July 26 we review several of the significant decisions reached by the Supreme Court of the United States during the October 2017 term. Ebonee Avery-Washington, LAF program manager, will host the conference call and Deborah J. Vagins, AAUW’s senior vice president of public policy and research, will share her analysis of cases that impact our most fundamental rights.

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Image Caption & ALT-text: Supreme Court Statue via Flickr Davis Staedtler

3. AAUW Issues: Federal Judicial Nominations

AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities supports “a fair, balanced, and independent judiciary” to ensure constitutional protection for the civil rights of all individuals. Federal courts up to and including the Supreme Court are often also the last, best hope for women who have experienced discrimination in education, employment, health care, and other aspects of their lives.

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Image Caption & Alt-Text: Statue of Lady Justice in the Romerplatz of Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany.

4. Know Your Rights: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The #CivilRightsAct recently turned 54, but  gender and race discrimination in the workplace remain a serious problem. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.

 

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Image Caption & Alt-Text: The definition of discrimination. Title VII

5. 9 Things We Learned about Leadership at NCCWSL.

At the 2018 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, nearly 800 students from around the world gathered to build community and sharpen their leadership skills. Here are some of our favorite moments that had us clapping, snapping, and thinking hard about the future.

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Image Caption & Alt-Text: NCCWSL 2018 Students With Props  

6. Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States

This report reveals that women also take on larger student loans than do men. And because of the gender pay gap, they have less disposable income with which to repay their loans after graduation, requiring more time to pay back their student debt than do men. As a result, women hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States — almost $900 billion as of mid-2018.

 

 

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Image Caption & Alt-Text: Deeper In Debt Figure 4

7. 46 Years of Title IX: Fight for Equity in Education Rages On

Women and girls still do not have equal educational experiences or opportunities.  In 1972, AAUW was at the forefront of advocating for the passage of Title IX, and we continue to fight to realize the full intent of the law, to ensure all students receive an education free from sex discrimination at every level of education across the land.  In a year where there have been rollbacks to the enforcement of the law, we need to push even harder to ensure it is protected and vigorously carried out.

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Image Caption & Alt- Text: Love Title IX

 

June Content Suggestions

1. 2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment Vote Results

Thank you for participating in the 2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment vote. We had a great turnout this year with over 17 percent of eligible members participating in the vote, more than three times the 5 percent required by our bylaws. Thank you for making your voice matter on these important issues.

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Image Caption & Alt Text: AAUW members vote for critical changes to the bylaws. Cast your ballot now in the 2018 AAUW national bylaws amendment vote.

2. Know Your Rights: The Equal Pay Act

Despite the passage of the EPA 55 years ago, women still do not take home wages equal to those of their male peers. If you’re concerned that you may be a victim of sex-based pay discrimination, or if you just want to know more about how the EPA works, this resource covers the basic information to get you started.

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Image Caption & ALT-text: AAUW members Minnie Miles (front row, fourth from right) and Reps. Edith Green (left of president, in white suit), Martha Griffiths (second from right), and Julia Hansen (far right) with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963. CREDIT: Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs. Courtesy of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

3. Take the Pledge to Protect Title IX

June 23rd marks the 46th anniversary of Title IX. Help fight back against attacks on the Title IX by pledging to take part in AAUW’s upcoming campaign to protect Title IX.

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Image Caption & ALT-text: Fillable “I Live Title IX Because” signs at an event for Senator Harry Reid

4. Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

More than sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, in which the Supreme Court ruled that state laws segregating schools were unconstitutional, schools are more segregated than they were in 1968 (approximately 75 percent of black students attend racially segregated schools), and black girls have suffered greatly as a result.

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Image Caption & ALT-text: Washington, D.C. Reading lesson in a Negro elementary school. Public Domain. Library of Congress.

5. Broken Ladders: Barriers to Women’s Representation in Non-Profit Leadership

Women’s equity in the workplace has been a focus of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) since our founding in 1881. And while great strides have been made, women are still largely excluded from the most powerful corporate positions in our economy. For Instance, the Fortune 500 list of the largest American corporations recently reached a historic high representation of women CEOs at just 6.4 percent, or about 1 in 15. Women in these companies fill only about one in five senior management positions.

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Image ALT-text and Caption: Gender Equity in CEO Representation, by Organization budget

November 2017 Content Suggestions

Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Latinas’ Equal Pay Day

Thursday, November 2, marks Latinas’ Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when Hispanic and Latina women’s earnings “catch up” to non-Hispanic white men’s earnings from the previous year.  Latinas’ Equal Pay Day marks a powerful moment for national action. There are many things individuals, employers, and the government can do to help close the gender pay gap. Here are ways you can take action to close the gender pay gap in observance of Latinas’ Equal Pay Day.
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Webinar Discussion with Winona LaDuke from the Front Lines in the Battle for Environmental Justice

 

Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating Native American Heritage Month as we talk with Winona LaDuke about her book The Winona LaDuke Chronicles: Stories from the Front Lines in the Battle for Environmental Justice.
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12 Stats on Gender Equity That Are Scarier than Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time to tell ghost stories. But there’s nothing scarier than the true story of gender inequity in the United States. Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards — these statistics reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt on Halloween. But don’t get spooked! There’s lots you can do to support gender equity.
At the current rate of progress, gender gap won’t close until 2119.
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Know Your Rights: Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion, and it applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments. Even with Title VII’s protections, many people across the country still face sexual harassment in their workplaces.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Gender Pay Gap

Simply put, the gender pay gap is the gap between what women are paid and what men are paid. The most commonly cited gender pay gap statistic in the United States compares the median annual earnings of women who work full time, year-round against the median annual earnings of men who work full time, year-round. There are as many ways to calculate gender pay gaps as there are ways to calculate average pay earned by workers, as long as the original data source records whether workers are men or women. Though the ratio of women’s pay to men’s pay varies depending on the data source and analysis, the finding that women are paid less than men is extremely consistent.

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Tip of the Month: How to add an image gallery to your branch website?

Galleries give a professional layout for displaying an array of pictures.
For adding a gallery to your branch site, please follow the below steps:

  • On the page you want to add a gallery, click on “Edit Page” after entering your WordPress credentials. You will be on the Word Press dashboard.
  • Click on “Add Media” , a page with the title : “Insert Media” comes up.
  • On the right hand side of the page, click on “Create Gallery” as shown in the attached picture and upload/select pictures.
  • Click on “Create gallery” which is on the bottom right of the page. You will now be redirected to a page which looks like this:
  • In the “Edit Gallery” page, you have the below options:
    • Drag and drop to reorder media files: You can change the order of the pictures by dragging an image and dropping to the required position.
    • Reverse order: You can reverse the order of the images.
    • Caption this image: You can add captions to the image by entering information in the dialog box.
    • In Gallery Settings, you can change:
      • Number of images per row in the “Columns” section
      • Size of the image : Thumbnail, Medium, Large or Full size
      • Random Order: If you check this button, the images will be displayed in random order instead of the listed order.
    • Add to Gallery: You can add more images to the gallery through “Add to Gallery” option.

  • After making required changes, click on “Update Gallery”. You will be redirected back to the WordPress page. Publish the page.
  • The gallery on the web page will be displayed as follows:
    https://site-resources.aauw.org/gallery-test/
    I set the gallery options such that it should display 2 images per row. For this, I changed “Columns” section of “Gallery Settings” to the value “2”.

Word Camp Conferences – 2017

Word Camps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users . Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.
Click here to learn more about Word Camp.
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