Welcome to the Green Valley AAUW branch!
AAUW (American Association of University Women) has been empowering women since 1881. AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university partners. Since its founding, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.
To advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW works in partnership with diverse allies and participates in a coalition of women’s groups that lobby Congress on bills and resolutions that benefit women and families.
AAUW advocates equality, individual rights and social justice for a diverse society.
AAUW advocates for all women to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
AAUW supports a strong system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity, and diversity.
AAUW supports vigorous enforcement of Title IX and all other civil rights laws pertaining to education.
Our charitable efforts include offering scholarships to Pima Community College students and supporting AAUW National Funds. These contributions are made possible by donations and fundraising activities.
March Program Meeting
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Desert Hills Social Center
9:00 a.m. social time, 9:30 a.m. program
Program: Regressive Reproductive Rights Policies in a Progressive World
Jamie Aragon, the Community Partnerships Manager for Planned Parenthood of Arizona, will will be our presenter for the March meeting. At Planned Parenthood she is responsible for creating mutually beneficial connections with various organizations, governmental agencies, social safety net programs, education systems and Arizonans at large. She has had a wide variety of experiences in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and also serves on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona. After four plus decades since Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights policies are still under attack. Don’t miss Jamie’s perspective on this issue.
Thank you so much for all the personal care items you contributed in February for our Sahuarita Food Bank collection. The food bank is planning to have a special “personal care day” using our donations.
For our March 20th program meeting, we will be collecting baby diapers. The diapers we have donated in previous months have all been distributed, so the diaper shelves are now bare. All sizes are needed. Wipes would be an extra bonus, if you are so inclined. Unfortunately, we cannot accept monetary donations.
Your contributions of items are entirely voluntary and no one is expected to bring something every month.
We will send out an email reminder closer to our meeting date.
NOMINEES FOR AAUW OFFICERS FOR 2018-19
Co-President : Sharon Rezac Anderson
Vice- President for Programs-Elect: Betsy Hansen
Vice-President for Membership-Elect: Kraylen Miholer
Recording Secretary (2 yr term) Stacie Meyer
Corresponding Secretary (2 yr term) Verne St. Clair
Treasurer-Elect: Annie Stitt
Sponsored by Women for Women International
Our mission is to inspire women and men across the globe to run or walk together – to generate awareness of International Women’s Day. We believe everyday acts of bravery and boldness can and will make a difference in someone’s life and the 2018 International Women’s Day Run or Walk is a time for us all to be bold for change while raising funds for Women for Women International.
If you are interested:
Join me (Susan Kirk) at Desert Meadows Park, off Abrego at Continental Rd.,
Thursday, March 8th, 9:00 am, to Walk… about a mile,
(or sit, enjoy the beautiful gardens and cheer others on.)