September 2018

Congratulations! to our newly elected GRAAUW Board officers!
President –  Dulce Lawrence
VP Programs –  Adah Parashar
Co-VPs Membership – Kristin Johnson and Carol Stephens
Finance Officer – Jane Newell
Secretary – Lesin Dippold

Upcoming Events:

EVENT: Voter Registration Training presented by LWV – RMA
DATE/TIME:  Saturday, August 18 , 2018      10:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.   
 LOCATION: Tuckahoe Library        Map
 PROGRAM: A LWV  training
RSVP/Qs Carol Stevens at carterstephens69@icloud.com
EVENT:  Movie Iron Jawed Angels    The Women’s Suffrage Movement
DATE/TIME:  Sunday, August 26 , 2018      12:30 p.m.    
 LOCATION: Byrd Theater       Map
Tickets are free at the door.
RSVP/Qs  Jane Newell  jane.newell@comcast.net
EVENT: Cocktails and Convos
DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, August 28 , 2018      6:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m.   
 LOCATION: Travinia’s in Willow Lawn        Map
 PROGRAM: A Greater Richmond AAUW Social Networking Event
RSVP/Qs Kristen Johnson at hunter022203@gmail.com
EVENT: September 2018 GRAAUW Branch Meeting
DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, September 11, 2018    6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. 
 LOCATION: St. Matthias Episcopal Church
11300 W Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA 23113     Map
PROGRAM: GRAAUW Fall Kick Off Potluck

 In the News!

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

Supreme Court Review Call
Join us on July 26 we review several of the significant decisions reached by the Supreme Court of the United States during the October 2017 term. Ebonee Avery-Washington, LAF program manager, will host the conference call and Deborah J. Vagins, AAUW’s senior vice president of public policy and research, will share her analysis of cases that impact our most fundamental rights.  Register Today


Know Your Rights: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The  #CivilRightsAct recently turned 54, but  gender and race discrimination in the workplace remain a serious problem. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.

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Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States
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.

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 And please visit our Greater Richmond AAUW  FACEBOOK page !


AND  if you haven’t yet registered to vote in your local, state and national elections, you may do so here:

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Highlights from  Summer 2017 STEAM ON Program

AAUW empowers all women and girls
to reach their highest potential
through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Greater Richmond Members