Welcome to the Birmingham Branch of AAUW!

Birmingham AAUW Board Officers

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018

GENERAL MEETING and LUNCHEON

Heathers Club of Bloomfield Hills,

900 Upper Scotsborough Way,

Bloomfield Hills

Cash bar, no valet parking

Speaker: Priscilla Robinson, of Second Baptist Church, Detroit.

Ms. Robinson will be our “underground conductor” as we travel from Detroit to Windsor after a long and dangerous journey from the south. We will hear how the church hid and provided food, clothing and shelter to formerly enslaved people.

Menu: Garden salad with balsamic or ranch dressing, chicken picatta, green beans almandine roasted medley (a gluten free entrée). Cookies and brownies. Coffee/tea. Vegetarian (farfalle pasta) or lactose intolerant available with reservation.

PLEASE NOTE ADDRESS CHANGE FOR RESERVATION

Reservation Deadline, Wednesday, October 3rd.

Please send $27 per person, check payable to AAUW Birmingham Branch (and program-only reservations) to Sue Longstreet, 2761 Bridle Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. 248-332-2284. cell: 248-390-7700. Sorry, no refunds.

Study Group Hostesses: Modern Art

October luncheon donation for Pontiac Bound Together after-school program:

Please bring coloring books for 1st—6th graders.

 

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.  

 

OCTOBER BULLETIN

The October bulletin has been emailed but cannot be posted to the website due to the size limitation. Please check your emails from Sally Doty for your copy of the October bulletin.

 

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

Looking for reliable services? Click on the link below for branch member suggestions.

DIRECTORY OF RECOMMENDED SERVICES MARCH 2018

AAUW BIRMINGHAM BRANCH – What we do!

Annual Used Book Sale

 

Explorathon

 

NCCWSL

 

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”

Looking for reliable services? Click on the link below for branch member suggestions.

DIRECTORY OF RECOMMENDED SERVICES MARCH 2018

                   

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

Kroger

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

Dear AAUW BIRMINGHAM BRANCH FOUNDATION INC,

The Kroger Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to local communities. We do this through a variety of activities, including charitable giving, sponsorships and the unique Community Rewards Program of Kroger. We are also committed to carefully protecting our customers’ personal information. In order to meet their expectation of privacy, we have adopted a simple policy to never share a customer’s personal information. Our privacy policy applies to Community Rewards participation as well. As your neighborhood food retailer, we deeply value our ability to support local organizations like yours.

If you have any questions, please email KCR18@kroger.com or visit our website at http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com.

Don’t forget to use your newsletter, website, and events to encourage your supporters to link to your organization. The more your supporters shop with us, the more money your organization will earn!

Thank you,
Community Rewards Staff

Register or reregister for Kroger Community Rewards Program. As of April 1st our registrations have to be renewed on-line.


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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