Welcome to the Abilene Branch, AAUW Texas

        2017

8th Annual Luncheon April 3, 2017  ACU Hunter Welcome Center 11:30am – 1:00pm                             Tickets are on Sale NOW

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 Abilene AAUW 2016 – 2017 Branch ProgramYear

Different Day, Different Time

Thursday, February 23, 2017        5:30pm – 7:30pm

Hardin-Simmons Univ. Moody Center Rm 108   There is a charge of $10.00,  ***Student are Free***  Payment will be received at door                      Please RSVP cvletas@gmail.com by Feb. 21 2017

Join us for an amazing event hosted by the American Association of University Women, Abilene in partnership with the Hardin-Simmons University Leadership Program on February 23, 2017                                     Our panel includes:

Donna Albus

The Honorable Judge Aleta Hacker

Rev. Felica P. Hopkins

Dr. Whitney Mascorro

and moderated by family law attorney,

Erica Hall

TUESDAY EVENING:  January 17, 2017   6:00 pm

dr-julia-stjohnCome hear our guest speaker Dr. Julie St-John speak about public health. Her vast public health expertise is focused in community health worker research, training and education.

Where: TTUHSC Public Health Bldg, Rm 2201 A

1647 Pine St, Abilene, TX 79601

                                                                                      Time / Schedule: 6:00pm to 6:15pm: Arrive and Serve food                                                   6:15pm to 7:15pm: Guest Speaker Presentation and Q&A                             7:15pm to 8:00pm: Messages from AAUW & Wrapping up

Special Note: Please Bring $10 for Supper you will have the option of Sandwiches, Chips and Gourmet Cookies. Beverages will be: Water and Tea ***If you do not plan on eating please let me know A.S.A.P. to avoid leftovers.

Direct Link To EVITE: http://evite.me/12x7na8dNK

 

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don_t_20miss_20this_20onerenee-hicks2When: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Time: 11:00 – 1:00 (Optional lunch following in Buffalo Gap)

Where: Camp Able, Buffalo Gap  
Speaker: Renee Hicks, Founder & Director of Camp Able
Map to Camp Able

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zapWhen: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 11:00 – 1:00 (Optional lunch following $10)

Where:  Zona Luce Bldg. Abilene Christian University                                   acu-campusmap

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inviteWhen: Saturday, September 17, 2016

shapethefuture_logoAll meetings of Abilene AAUW are open to the public and New Members joining AAUW for the 1st time receive a 50% discount on National Dues.  (Membership in AAUW requires an Associates Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.)

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Where: The Park’s Place (Buffalo Gap)  http://www.theparksplace.com/ 

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Barriers-and-Bias_web_600x320-280x170Women are not new to leadership; think of Cleopatra or Queen Elizabeth. Think of the women who led the civil rights and education reform movements. But women are still outnumbered by men in the most prestigious positions, from Capitol Hill to the board room. Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership examines the causes of women’s underrepresentation in leadership roles in business, politics, and education and suggests what we can do to change the status quo.

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If asked, most of us would say that discrimination against women in the workplace is wrong and unacceptable. Unfortunately, research shows that treating women and men equally in hiring decisions, job evaluations, and leadership positions is more of an ideal than a reality. So if we agree that sex discrimination is wrong, why is it still happening? One answer is that many of us harbor unconscious biases that can affect our judgment, even though we may be unaware of them. Uncovering these unconscious, or implicit, biases can be the first step to eliminating them.

So how do we uncover them? AAUW has collaborated with Project Implicit and Harvard University researchers to create a test that looks at the mental associations we make between gender and a variety of concepts, many of which affect our beliefs about women in positions of leadership.


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On December 2, 1932, thirty-two women led by Mrs. Jewell Davis Scarborough met to organize a unit of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Abilene, Texas. Throughout its 80 years, Abilene AAUW has advocated, provided educational opportunities and scholarships, made significant contributions to the Abilene community culture and supported equity for women and girls.

 

 

AAUW 130 Year Legacy: AAUW, representing more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners, is the nation’s leading advocate for education and equity for women and girls.

Meetings of the Abilene Branch are held on the third (3rd) Saturday of the month, September – May at 10:30 A.M.  Location is announced monthly.  All meetings are “Shape the Future” meetings. New members to AAUW joining at the Branch event receive a 50% discount on National Membership Dues.

Members are encouraged to bring guests and prospective members to all of our Branch events. New members to AAUW receive a 50% discount on National Dues.