Sept. 9 – Dec. 10, 2009
- Earlier winners: http://bit.ly/8LfWWH
- A resource for information on books by NC authors: http://ping.fm/hingv (maintained by Carmichael)
- Remember — if you go to http://bn.com/aauw, the “AAUW Awards” link over on the left gets to page where you can quickly order the recent Juvenile Literature Award books at the AAUW member discount.
The Winter 2009 Tar Heel News went to the printer last week and members should see it in their USMail soon…
- Here is the online edition: https://history.aauwnc.org/2009/12/01/winter-2009-tar-heel-news/
- See also the Fall 2009 Tar Heel News
Holiday gifts: Talk to your family and friends this holiday about why you are an AAUW member. If they wish to join or you wish to give them a gift of membership, you’ll find easy online signup forms at http://aauw.org (national only) and http://tarheel.aauwnc.org (national and North Carolina). “Best value” memberships in AAUW and AAUW NC are now available via the Tar Heel Branch: http://bit.ly/7R3UrQ or http://bit.ly/50LpHI
- On Friday afternoon, November 20, about 40 people attended a showing of “Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority” and a panel discussion on Title IX and Pay Equity. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Provost and several other groups, including AAUW NC.
- Funding for campus programs that combat sex discrimination. For info: AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund “program in a box”
Message from the nominating committee on Recruiting the next AAUW NC leaders
- Jacksonville Regional Branch November/December 2009 Newsletter (11/12/09)
- Jacksonville Regional Branch October 2009 Newsletter (10/16/09)
- Jacksonville Regional Branch September 2009 Newsletter (09/16/09)
Does your school district have questions about implementation of the Healthy Youth Act (comprehensive sex ed)? Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of NC will be doing training around the state in January and February. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203119701605
Message from Action for Children AAUW NC is a coalition partner of Action for Children North Carolina which is seeking public support for legislation pending in the NC General Assembly to raise the age at which children are prosecuted as adults…
NEWS FROM NC WOMEN UNITED
NC Women United, one of the coalitions to which AAUW NC belongs, is looking for new people to get involved with its 2010 Women’s Agenda Assemblies. If your branch would consider helping to organize a local Agenda Assembly or if you would like to help prepare a paper for the “Draft Agenda” – a collection of public policy white papers that are discussed at the local meetings – please sign up here to be sure to get future announcements: http://bit.ly/4yWl5f
Check out the NC Women United newsletter for events, job postings, and general news from the 30+ member organizations, including AAUW NC: http://bit.ly/2oTPWK
- Be sure to subscribe if you want to get updates directly.
North Carolina Women United presented its 2009 Anne Mackie Award to June M. Kimmel of Davidson. The Award recognizes a lifetime contribution to advocacy on behalf of women.
- Three AAUW NC members attended: http://bit.ly/8zIJWK
Beijing +15 – UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting in NY in March
In March 2010, the Commission on the Status of Women will undertake a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action …
- More resources related to the CSW:
- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6995526839 – a group for the Virginia Gildersleeves International Fund, long affiliated with AAUW – www.vgif.org. Find their newsletter at http://bit.ly/8xpsGC
- http://www.facebook.com/WomenNC, Women of North Carolina a new group formed to support ratification of CEDAW and link North Carolinians with the CSW.
AAUW Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Last year AAUW awarded more than $500K. The deadline for 2010-2011 applications is December 15. These grants are funded by Research and Project endowments, part of the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund, see http://www.aauw.org/contribute/upload/AAUWFundsFlowchart.pdf. NC members who wish to support future awards are encouraged to direct their gifts (see Donate link at aauw.org) to the Charlotte Branch R&P fund. November 25 at 10:06am Delete For information on those in NC who have received these grants in the past, see http://bit.ly/info/5rDBcrNovember
- Congratulations to UNC Wilmington for winning one of AAUW’s 2010 Campaign College grants: http://ow.ly/yZ41
- Congratulations to Queen Thompson of Charlotte who has been appointed to the Legal Advocacy Fund committee at AAUW.
- For a diagram of how the Legal Advocacy Fund fits with the other charitable priorities of AAUW, see this recent handout: http://www.aauw.org/contribute/upload/AAUWFundsFlowchart.pdf
- Save the date: 2010 NC Governor’s Conf for Women: 11/09/2010. AAUW NC participated in 2006 and 2007 – a great networking event. http://www.ncwomensconference.com/
- NC NOW has starting collecting names for its annual pro-choice signature ad in the Independent. Sign up for choice now! http://bit.ly/QmtFk
- NCVCE has released their 2009 Scorecard on Campaign Reform http://bit.ly/40Q7AU
- The Women’s Forum of North Carolina has released an update to their 1999 report on the gender breakdown of important state boards and commissions. AAUW members were involved in this initial project, and it remains an AAUW NC public policy concern. Check out the report at http://womensforumnc.org
- UNC Center for Women’s Health Research Fall 2009 newsletter – http://bit.ly/3I8r24
If you think it is important to get this information out to the e-mail list more frequently, please contact me to find out how to join the team that produces this summary. -Nancy