We are staying quite active despite the pandemic. Please take a look at all the upcoming events and opportunities. Even more info in the bi-monthly Newsletters.
March meeting: Thursday March 17, 7:30 PM
A hybrid meeting to be held in person at St. Matthias Church, and on Zoom. For the Zoom link, please e-mail Kathy Kelley at KathyKelleyAAUW@gmail.com.
We will open by watching excerpts from the PBS Newshour presentation Justice Ginsburg and the Future of the Supreme Court, and then move on to our regular business meeting.
We enjoyed hearing from Dr. Erica Brown-Meredith and Max Feuti, who presented
“LGBTQ+ Boundaries & Terminology: How to Respect, Understand, and be Inclusive of Queer Identities”
This was our first hybrid meeting. The in-person meeting was held at Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Rd, and some members and guests attended via Zoom.
Thank you for your support! Once again we have raised money to grant scholarships for young women who have aged out of the foster care systems, and to support AAUW national programs.
Taking Action: Thank you, Laurie Coulter, for organizing our Nov 14 participation in a social justice action working towards paid sick leave for more employees, especially grocery store workers. See the article in the Richmond Free Press, page A6 .
Missed the November 14 action but want to sign the petition?
October: We enjoyed hearing from State Senator Jennifer McClellan at our October meeting. She spoke to us about Early Childhood Childcare issues. We know how crucial this is to allowing women to reach their potential in their careers as well as providing for the well-being of their children.
Book Group met in August to choose books for the upcoming season. In December we will have the annual poetry reading and book exchange. Reach out to Deann Lineberry if you would like to participate. In January, we’ll be reading From a Paris Balcony, by Ella Carey. For the rest of the books and dates, please see Book Group List for 2021 – 2022.
Monthly GRAAUW meeting days are changing!! Mark your calendars now! We are changing our regular monthly meetings to Thursday evenings instead of Tuesdays. We hope this will allow more of our members to attend, as several had conflicts with second Tuesdays.
On Wednesday April 14 we very much enjoyed the presentation “Working Towards Unitive Justice” with speaker Sylvia Clute, JD, MPA
Unitive justice is a system for creating a parallel model of justice based on love, not retribution or revenge. Unitive Justice is grounded on certain principles that emphasize community strength and self-empowerment, consensual participation, equality/inclusiveness, trust, honesty, discernment, lovingkindness and achieving mutually beneficial outcomes.
See more resources about diversity, inclusion, and equity on the AAUW Virginia website.
Get Paid What You’re Worth
AAUW wants to help job applicants, including new graduates, feel confident about entering the job market. Encourage your friends to sign up for Work Smart Online. Negotiate a better salary.
Last year was the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. We know that when women vote, they change the conversation. Get out YOUR vote!
June – August 2020
AAUW of Greater Richmond states:
We, the members of GRAAUW, stand in solidarity with the protesters who want social, economic and racial justice. Our society must respect the importance of ALL LIVES, but more importantly the LIVES OF BLACK AND BROWN people who the police have for too long, not respected or regarded with enough kindness and consideration and in many cases treated as if their lives don’t matter.
People of color must get justice and changes must happen or our society will collapse. Let’s make those at fault accountable and find solutions to this tragedy that has been overlooked for too long.
GRAUUW FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF ERA
On June 29, 2020, GRAAUW, AAUW of Virginia, AAUW of Illinois, and AAUW of Nevada, joined by 18 other groups, filed an amicus brief in support of the Attorney Generals of Virginia, Illinois, and Nevada in their lawsuit against the National Archivist.
The 2018–19 award year kicked off with the release of our updated online Fellowships and Grants directory in which you can find out more about the remarkable women and organizations from your area! To learn more about AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs and past awardees, visit our fellowships and grants web page and read our Following the Fellows blog series. Read More
This report reveals that women also take on larger student loans than do men. And because of the gender pay gap, they have less disposable income with which to repay their loans after graduation, requiring more time to pay back their student debt than do men. As a result, women hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States — almost $900 billion as of mid-2018. Read More.
AAUW Diversity Statement:
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks an inclusive membership, workforce, leadership team and board of directors. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, geographical location, national origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.