March is Women's History Month

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.

April 2015 (Sexual Assault Awareness Month):

April 13: SUNY Canton to host Laura Gray-Rosendale -an author and a Sexual Assault Survivor who wrote a book called College Girl: A Memoir about her rape while she was a student at Syracuse University. She is currently a faculty member at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She is going to be doing a book reading and signing that night in Kingston Theatre from 6-9 pm. Laura will be on campus Monday April 13th and will be doing a book reading that evening in Kingston Theatre. She was featured in the Syracuse New Times last year: 1 in 4 Women Will Be Raped Before Graduating College

April 13: WPBS: Public Eye with Jeff Cole: Title 9, Understand it, Access it -Sexual abuse on college campuses is not just a national problem but it affects colleges here in the North Country. In this special episode of Public Eye, we examine this very controversial and sensitive topic through a panel discussion exploring the realities surrounding sexual assault on our local college campuses. It will be aired on Monday, April 13 at 10 pm and Sunday, April 19 at 8 am and available on the WPBS website as a download on April 20. This special edition of Public Eye is underwritten by AAUW-NYS and the Branches of District Seven.

April 12-18: International Anti-Street Harassment Week organized by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

April 13-17: National Robotics Week

April 14: Equal Pay Day

April 17-19: AAUW-NYS Convention at Byblos Niagara Resort, Grand Island

April 22: Earth Day

April 29: Branch Board meeting at 4:30 pm in SUNY Canton Millar Campus Room 208. All members are welcome.

May 1: The 2015 AAUW Scholarship will be awarded in memory of AAUW member Hazel L. Giltinan. Applications are due May 1.

May 28–30: Nominate a Student for Our Leadership Conference - Registration is open for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Tell the students in your life to sign up for this inspiring skill-building event.

Contact the Branch Program VP, Tina Flannagan, for more information about any of these events.

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.

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