In July and August there are fewer events as we all take time for vacation and family, however there is much going on especially in our Interest Groups. Please click on the graphic below and you will see a list of the activities. If you are new to AAUW or to the event, please contact the coordinator/chair so you will be expected.
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Taken from the pages of our newsletter The Branch
At the June 13th meeting fun pictures were taken, AAUW members and friends chatted and met new people, elections were held, officers installed and members honored. That was all before the program started with the recipients of the Irene Keyes Scholarship speaking about their trip to the NCCWSL conference. The final part of the evening was a talk by Sabrina Marzouka, "Improving the Lives of Women and Children." We were told to "open our briefcase of talent and change the world." Sabrina closed with a quote she has on her office door by Angela Davis "I am no longer accepting the thing I cannot change. I am changing the things I can not accept." It was a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all.
Committee: Sharon Fleury, Diane Jablonski, Joan Kimmel & Ann Pinna
Goldee Greene, Vocal Artist
Tom McCoy, Music Director
Diverse Divas in Opera, Jazz & Musical
May 9, 2019 AAUW had a true musical experience. Goldee Greene charmed us with excerpts by opera divas such as Cleopatra, Tosca and Delilah as well as real-life prima donna’s like Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Mae West and Marlene Dietrich.
Many genres express the laughter, love, struggles and empowerment of women through the ages - from Puccini to Duke Ellington. In collaboration with world-class pianist and arranger Tom McCoy, we were treated to a stirring, wheels-within-wheels evening of songs and piano solo (from Ellington).
Sabashnee Govender introduced her co-chair, Judy Longacre and once again AAUW members were most generous with donations for Days for Girls>> .
April 14, 2019
April 2, 2019
On March 14, Rachel Somerstein presented a looks at photojournalism through the lens of women and their work, acceptance, and problems in their field of employment. Fewer than thirty percent of the photographs published by major news organizations—Time, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, AFP—are taken by women. Other outlets published a paltry few: six of 99 (Sports Illustrated), three of 50 (NBC News), 12 of 100 (AP). Some, like Buzzfeed News, didn’t run a single photograph taken by a woman. For Dr. Somerstein, these figures are all the more remarkable considering that women outnumber men in undergraduate and graduate photojournalism programs.
On February 14, Leah Feldman and Jason Mark presented the Dutchess County High Risk Case Management Program which was implemented after a series of domestic violence homicides. During the presentation Leah and Mark shared experiences implementing both the High Risk Team model and Lethality Assessment Program model in New York State. The programs have been highly successful and have been shared state wide and in workshops with law enforcement. There was very high interest and many questions by the audience.
On January 10, Jocelyn Johnson-Kearney presented Race Soldier: Growing Up Black in a White Environment in the 1960’s a dramatic presentation based on her memories of growing up as a Black child in an all-white environment during the Civil Rights era of the 1960’s. Ms. Johnson-Kearney combined drama, visual imagery and sound to tell us unique and powerful story.