Welcome to the Birmingham Branch of AAUW!

Birmingham AAUW Board Officers


Thursday, November 8, 4-7pm  

Join Us @ Leon &Lulu’s, 96 W. 14 Mile, Clawson For a FUNdraising, Ladies Night Out

10% of all sales go to AAUW Birmingham Branch Foundation Scholarship Fund. Food, Friends and Shopping….. What could be better?



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Nov. 2018 bulletin


                        (Note the early date.)                             


General Meeting and Luncheon

The Iroquois Cub

43248 N. Woodward

Bloomfield Hills, 48302

Meet and Greet – 11:30 am

Luncheon – Noon

   Cash bar. No valet parking

Speaker:  Lois Keel, Presenter.

As the world marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the “War to End All Wars,” our focus will be on women’s role in this great conflict. Lois Keel is “adopting” the persona of Oleda Jones, who was a real person from Michigan who participated in WWI. Her presentation is about Michigan, World, and Women’s history.


Menu: Warm grilled chicken salad with strawberries, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Mixed vegetables. Rolls and butter. Dessert: Chocolate mousse. Coffee/tea. Vegetarian/lactose intolerant available with reservation.



Reservation Deadline, Wednesday, October 31st.

Please send $27 per person, check payable to AAUW Birmingham Branch (and program-only reservations) to: Christine Dagenais,

1668 Trading Post Lane, Blfld Twp, 48302. Cell: 248-755-4372 cadmdm@gmail.com.   Sorry, no refunds.

Study Group Hostesses: Breakfast Bunch

Program-only reservation are available at all luncheons. Simply call the reservation phone number above with your request to attend the speaker portion of the luncheon, and seating will be made available for you.  

NOVEMBER LUNCHEON DONATION                                                                   

Pontiac Bound Together After-School Program Holiday Gift Shop.

Look around your home for new or gently-used items that the kids can wrap and give to the moms, dads, and grandparents in their lives for the holidays. Please bring them to the November 7th branch luncheon, or drop them off on Karen Linnell’s front porch before Friday November 30th. 1025 Fairfax, Birmingham.




2018 AAUW State Convention
If you missed it, you can now go to AAUWMI.org, search 2018 Convention and gain access to the speech from keynote speaker, Barbara McQuade.
Her talk was really remarkable. Sally Doty

For non-partisan voter information this fall, go to https://votesmart.org and Vote911.org


Annual Used Book Sale






Mark Your Calendar

October 11, 2018          UN International Day of the Girl Child

October 27, 2018          AAUW Michigan Leadership Conference, Albion

Tues. Nov. 6, 2018          National Election Day

Wed, Nov. 7, 2018           Luncheon is a week early

Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018         4-7 pm Ladies Night Out – FUNdraiser @ Leon & Lulu’s

March 20, 2019              Explorathon

April 2, 2019                   Equal Pay Day, Lansing

April 10, 2018                  Annual Meeting & Luncheon

May 3, 2018                    Study/Interest Group Reception: Doyle Center

May 8, 2018                    Lavish Luncheon – “It’s ALL About the HAT”

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Renew your AAUW membership online. Read and print the Instructions on how to access your information on AAUW.org.

Once you are registered in the Member Service Database, you can pay your dues with a credit card online, print a membership card, view an updated directory for our branch, see your record of donations, and more. If you pay online, Karen Boyk, our dues treasurer, will be notified immediately and she will enter you in the Early Bird drawing. The system is up and running. Give it a try


Prepared for AAUW BIRMINGHAM BRANCH FOUNDATION INC NPO #90487 (Cycle 14, Qtr 2)


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Updates from National:

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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