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Upcoming Events


 


 

  • Jun 9:  Annual Dinner
    Lisa Ghartey, Speaker
     
  • Jul 17 - 23:  Diversity Trip to Jamaica>>
     
  • Jul 22-24: Summer Leadership Conference
     
  • Nov 5: "Live Your Dream Girls' Confernce" at DCC.  Watch of details here>>
     
  • Apr 21-23, 2017:
    AAUW-NYS Convention
    Syracuse Doubletree Inn

     

 

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The Branch


Annual Meeting and

Officer Installation Dinner

with guest speaker

      Lisa Ghartey>>

 

Date: Thursday,
          June 9, 2016

Time: Cash bar: 6:00 pm
          Dinner:  6:30 pm

Place: The Poughkeepsie
           Grand Hotel

40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie

 

Every Child Deserves a Champion


"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they can be the very best they can possibly be." (Dr. Rita Pierson)

Lisa Ghartey will speak about the importance of being an education champion for children. She will explore the ways we can all improve educational outcomes for our most vulnerable children regardless of our profession.

 Reservations required>>

Officers will be elected and installed, named scholarship honorees will be recognized and more.


Click on the any word above to go to a listing of our summer plans.
 


Recent Events


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>>

 

 


 
MYTHS AND REALITIES OF THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS

On January 14, 2016, AAUW Poughkeepsie had a most interesting discussion of the following questions:

What are the true facts about the Common Core?

Why was it necessary to create a new set of standards?

Why has the implementation of the Common Core been so controversial?

How might the recent actions at the federal, state and Regents levels impact New York State?

We want to thank our presenters for sharing their expertise with us.

Rick Longhurst is the Executive Administrator of the NYS PTA

Maria DeWald is the Education Coordinator Dutchess BOCES Arts and a member of Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW.

Lori Orestano-James is the Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts and Foreign Language for the Wappingers Central School District.

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

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