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AAUW-NYS Summer Focus>>


 

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Fun, Sun, Live Music & Ribs
August 19, 20, & 21

This is our 12th year of volunteering our time to support AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF).  The Highland Rotary offers us a chance to volunteer our time at the MidHudson Ribfest  (Ulster Fair Grounds, New Paltz).

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November 5, 2016

Dutchess Community College

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and registration!


Recent Events


Annual Meeting and

Officer Installation Dinner

      Lisa Ghartey>>

June 9, 2016,Lisa Ghartey spoke about the importance of being an education champion for children, "Every Child Deserves a Champion."  She gave us ways we can all improve educational outcomes for our most vulnerable children regardless of our profession.

 

Officers were elected:
President                  Maria DeWald
Communications VP   Bonnie Auchincloss
Secretary                  Katherine Friedman
Treasurer                  Diane Jablonski
Membership Treas.    Mary Anne Hogarty

Awards were given:
EOF Honorees
         
Eleanor Burch       Mary-Jo Cottrell
Karen Haynes       Ann Pinna
Linda Roberts       Linda Roy
Emerging Leader
Katherine Friedman
New Cornerstone Award
Margaret Nijhuis


WRITERS' TEA & AUCTION

May 15, 2016

 

Lucinda Franks                         Jeffrey T. Sammons

“Timeless: Love, Morgenthau,    "Harlem's Rattlers and the
and Me”                                    Great War"

More information on our writers and the event>>

 


TALK SAVES LIVES

Presenter: Maria Idoni

 

On April 14, 2016, Maria Idoni,  the AFSP’s (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Area Director for the Hudson Valley and Westchester chapters gave an important discussion concerning suicide.  She took us through the statistics, the research, the prevention and what we could do to fight suicide.  To the surprise of everyone there are over 800,000 death per year in the world due to suicide and this is felt to be greatly underreported.  She called for the need to treat mental health as we do physical health and seek help

This is a community based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.  Watch for warning signs and reach out to other and seek help for yourself.


PUSHING BEYOND the CHADOR in IRAN

Presented by: Susan Sprachman
 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Susan Sprachman, who in retirement is focusing on her photography, spent four years in Iran from 1974 – 1977 and has returned regularly since 2001. 

Her presentation and pictures showed how women in tribal areas make choices in the way they dress and interpret the imposed clothing restrictions.

She certainly demonstrated her words about her presentation:  “The beauty of its countryside, tiled mosques, and complex bazaars strikes travelers to Iran It is easy to look at the coverings required of women and see only black.  Yet, during each visit to Iran I am fascinated by the ways in which women’s clothing can reflect a sense of self that cannot be suppressed, and how these choices can reflect the politics of the moment.”



HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: SEX TRAFFICKING

On February 11, 2016, Dr. David Crenshaw and Courtney Albert discussed what are the typical indicators that trafficking is occurring and how this can happen in your own neighborhood.  The presentations elicited a great number of questions from the audience.

    

Dr. David A. Crenshaw, Clinical Director of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie

Dr. Crenshaw>>

Courtney Albert, MEd Founder and President, Give Way to Freedom

Courtney Albert>>

 

 

 

 

ADVANCING EQUITY FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS THROUGH ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, PHILANTROPHY, AND RESEARCH

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