AAUW CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January 2015 is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day
January 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Januray 22: Branch Board meeting at Clarkson's new Snell Hall in Room 346 at 4:30 pm.
January 29: 6th Anniversary of the Lily Ledbetter Act - Equal Pay & Paycheck Fairness
January 30: The 2015 CTAUN Conference at the United Nations. "THE UNITED NATIONS AT 70 Making a Difference" United Nations Headquarters, First Ave. and 45th St., NYC, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CTAUN = Committee on Teaching About the United Nations.
March is Women's History Month: "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives" is the theme for National Women's History Month 2015. The theme presents the opportunity to weave women's stories - individually and collectively - into the essential fabric our nation's history. Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women's lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Knowing women's achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today.
Contact the Branch Program VP, Tina Flannagan, for more information about any of these events.
Announcing the 2015 National Women's History Month Honorees
The theme for National Women's History Month (NWHM) 2015 is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives."
The 2015 (NWHM) Honorees were chosen for their pioneering leadership and accomplishments in researching and sharing the stories of women's lives. Their achievements - individually and collectively - have been essential in weaving the amazing and courageous stories of women's lives into the fundamental fabric of our nation's history.
- Delilah Leontium Beasley (1871 -1934), Journalist and Historian, was the first African American woman to be regularly published in a major metropolitan newspaper and the first author to present the history of African Americans in early California.
- Gladys Tantaquidgeon (1899-2005), Anthropologist and Mohegan Cultural Preservationist - completed extensive field research on east coast Indian tribes’ cultures and herbal medicines and published several books based on her research. In 1931, she co-founded Tantaquidgeon Museum with her brother and father; it remains the oldest Indian owned museum in the U.S.
- Eleanor Flexner (1908 -1995), Women's History Pioneer and Scholar - her groundbreaking 1959 book Century of Struggle: The Women’s Right Movement in the United States marked her as a pioneer in the field of women’s studies.
- Polly Welts Kaufman ( 1929- ), Historian and Women's Historic Trails Pioneer, is the author of a long list of books and articles on women’s history including National Parks and the Woman’s Voice: A History, Boston Women and City School Politics, 1872-1905, and Women Teachers on the Frontier.
- Lynn Sherr (1942 - ), Broadcast Journalist and Author - As a correspondent for the ABC news magazine 20/20, she received many honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award in 1994 for “The Hunger Inside,” about anorexia.
- Judy Yung (1946 - ), Librarian and Pioneer in Asian American History, is best known for her groundbreaking work in documenting the immigration history of Angel Island and the life stories of Chinese American women. As a second-generation Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco Chinatown, Yung embarked on a lifelong mission to reclaim the history of Chinese Americans and to educate Americans about their lives, struggles, and contributions to this country.
- Darlene Clark Hine (1947- ), African American Women's History Pioneer - A leading expert on the subject of race, class, and gender in American society, Hine is credited with helping to establish a doctoral field in Comparative Black History at Michigan State University.
- Holly Near (1949 - ), Singer, Songwriter and Cultural Worker - One of the many founders of what became known as “women’s music”, Near was one of the first women to create an independent record company. In 1973 Redwood Records was formed and for nearly 20 years produced and promoted music rooted in the ideas of peace and feminism.
- Vicki L. Ruiz (1955 - ), Educator and Pioneer in Latina History - In 2012, when she became the first Latina historian inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, her commendation recognized …“Her pioneering scholarship and leadership…Skillfully blending insights from the history of women, of workers, and from the arena of ethnic studies…she inspired a generation of students and scholars to think seriously about how the examination of one large and complicated ethnic group can help us understand U.S. history writ large.”