Programs

2022-2022 Programs

JANUARY: 

JANUARY 17: DIVERSITY/EQUALITY/INCLUSION Book Discussion: CasteThe Origins of our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson. This program was done in collaboration with the Gaston Regional Branch of the AAUW.

JANUARY 26: AAUW DEI: Dimensions of Diversity: Tracy Harmon, a graduate of South Carolina State University, Grand Canyon University, also holds a certificate in Human Resources from Cornell.

FEBRUARY: February 26th Tour of the Charlotte Museum of History. The museum features the Rosenwald Schools Program. This exhibit shows one of the most significant moments in the history of philanthropy and education in the rural South.

MARCH: March 7: Ending Violence Against Women and Minorities in collaboration with the Gaston Regional Branch. We’ll hear about the proposed NC Hate Crimes Bill, State, and local Domestic Violence issues. Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten; 1 in 5 college women (22%) report physical abuse, sexual abuse or threats.

Panelists include the following:   Nasif Majeed, NC State Representative (District #99),a primary sponsor of the proposed Hate Crimes Act; Philisa Fowler, Eastern Region Director Coalition for Women & Youth Involvement,  who advises the governor, legislature and state departments on issues that impact North Carolina’s women and youth; Mecklenburg County Domestic Services Representative ; and a Coalition of International Minorities representative

April: April 21st Earth Day Festival: Take Action: Invest in Our Planet

Earth Day Festival! Learn about women environmentalists,  history of Earth Day video, and have fun with games/scavenger hunt/and more, as well as have an opportunity to Take Action!

2021-2021 Programs 

DECEMBER: Holiday celebration of diverse cultures.  How cultural celebrations influenced members.

NOVEMBER: Title IX in Education  Dr. Michelle Reinken: UNC Charlotte Director of Title IX Compliance  and Sarah O. Edwards:  UNC Charlotte  Associate General Council. Title IX, has had positive effects of women and girls yet too many still do not have equal educational experiences or opportunities. AAUW is pushing for strong enforcement of Title IX and policies that will extend equity protections.

OCTOBER: Factory Flaw: The Attrition and Retention of Women in Manufacturing. Panelists discussed the latest AAUW study which explores the challenges women face in male-dominated industries, and hte barriers that hinder their success.

SEPTEMBER: Member to Member

AUGUST: Equity Day Celebration

May:  Annual Meeting, picnic, and nature walk In Evergreen Nature Preserve.

April: Pay Equity and the ERA:   Panel discussion on pay equity and the Equal Rights Amendment. Speakers NC ERA Alliance

March:  Join us as we celebrated Women’s History Month with actors portraying five remarkable women who have made important contributions to our history

February:  National AAUW Fellowship recipients studying at Duke University in Durham, NC.

January: “Changed Choices”  New Lives Beyond Prison Walls and Legislation That  Impacts This Transition A panel discussion on the support given to women who have faced incarceration and steps to restore self-sufficient and healthy lives.

2020-2020 Programs 

November: Virtual Program “Weather and Climate and How It Affects You”  Karin Gleason,  NOAA  Climatologist  National Centers for Environmental Information

October: You Have the Power – Rick Glazier, Executive Director of the North Carolina Justice Center, North Carolina updated us on upcoming legislative issues.

September:  The Journey to the Ballot Box for Woman of Color – Asian, Latino, and Black panelists will recognize lesser know woman who worked to win the woman’s vote.

August:  Pay Equity and How Do We Get There.  Keynote speakers: Kate Nielson, Director of Public Policy & Legal Advocacy at AAUW and Mary Williams-Stover, Executive Director at NC Council for Women who shared how North Carolina women’s wages compare to other states.

2019 Programs

The March program celebrated Women’s History Month with actors portraying five remarkable women who have made important contributions to our history. Below are featured Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth

February:  Census 2020 and Women in American Life 1942-1955
Lawanda Blair Foster, Charlotte Mecklenburg Director for Census 2020, will be our speaker and will provide information and answer questions on this controversial census, why it is important to our County and State, and reveal new initiatives designed to increase accurate data collection.

Women in American Life, 1942-1955: War Work, Housework, and Growing Discontent (continuing the series) will also be part of the program. The Video portion of this program features historical photographs which examine women’s daily life experiences, work lives, and involvement with social issues from a wide variety of geographic, cultural and ethnic populations.

January: Women United March, First Ward Park, Charlotte,NC

December: Holiday Luncheon – Southern Gourmet

November: Changed Choices:  Building New Lives Beyond Prison Walls

Gayle Eason, of Changed Choices (of Charlotte) spoke of empowering “currently and recently incarcerated women to achieve lasting, positive changes to their lives through programming and personalized mental, emotional, physical and spiritual support.”This program aligns with one of AAUW’s 2017-2019 Public Policy Action Priorities:   “To guarantee equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society.”

October : Women in American Life  “Cultural Image and Economic Reality 1917-1942” features historical photographs which examine women’s daily life experiences, work lives, and involvement with social issues from a wide variety of geographic, cultural and ethnic populations.  Speakers discussed the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement’s study of “The Status of Women in NC Employment & Earnings”.

September: Women in American Life.”  Immigration, New Work & New Roles: 1889-1920, Speaker, Pat Martinez shared stories of immigrant women in Charlotte who are making a difference.