AAUW Saint Louis Branch

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Missouri Women’s Network Presents
29th Annual Equality Day Brunch
Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)

The 97th Anniversary of Women Winning the Vote.  Presentations include legislative updates, legacy tributes, and Equality Day awards to the following outstanding women.

Clayton Plaza Hotel – 7750 Carondelet Ave – Clayton, MO 63105
Free hotel parking on orange level – enter on Bonhomme Ave or the alley off Bemiston

Reservation and payment required on this form.

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August 8, 2017 – 6:30 PM

           Panel Discussion:  2017 AAUW Convention in Washington, DC

We will meet at the Buder Library, 4401 Hampton Avenue at Sutherland Ave., St. Louis 63109.  Meeting rooms are on the lower level.  We have the larger meeting room reserved.

Our panel will be three AAUW members who attended the national convention in June who will share their experiences and thoughts and answer questions:

  • Julie Triplett, Ballwin-Chesterfield Branch member and past AAUW MO president
  • Marsha Koch, Kirkwood-Webster Branch member and past AAUW MO president
  • Sue Barley, St. Louis Branch member and AAUW board director

(Free and open to the public.)

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Join us for our year-end “luncheon” (now a dinner)
June 6, 2017 – 6:30 PM
Pietro’s Restaurant
3801 Watson Road at Mardel Ave, St. Louis 63109

RSVP by June 3, 2017, to Carol at davis-mcdonald@juno.com or 636-227-0511

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Resource Tool Being Developed for April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Please refer to the Projects and Events page to see what we are currently working on.

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Mark your calendar for the Pay Equity Day rally in Jefferson City on April 4th.  Details to follow.  A bus will be leaving from the St. Louis Area.

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MARCH 30, 2017
PAY EQUITY: THE ROOT CAUSES

Where:    Missouri Athletic Club, West Wing, 1777 Des Peres Rd, Town and Country, MO 63131
Time:       12:00 N
Cost:        Buffet lunch – $20 (members), $25 (non-members) – space is limited
Contact:  For reservations, click here:  http://stlpressclub.org/2017_03_30_payment.html or
call 314-449-8029.  For other information, contact Jan Scott, 314-727-6876

In conjunction with the Press Club of St. Louis, AAUW St. Louis will present a panel discussion on pay equity, one of AAUW’s policy issues.  This program will consist of a panel on such topics as:

  • Statistics and facts about pay equity Issues
  • Impact on women of color – the stories behind the numbers
  • Labor and union Issues associated with pay equity
  • Start Smart – the importance of negotiation skills for women

Click here to see the flyer.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
AAUW Saint Louis Metro Interbranch Council

ANNUAL SPRING FLING

Venue:  Glen Echo Country Club, East Room
Location:  3401 Lucas and Hunt Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121
Time:  11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost:  $28.00
Program:  Jessica Woolbright, Children’s Program Coordinator at St. Martha’s Hall and Chair of St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN

For additional information, click here to see the flyer/registration form.

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JANUARY 21, 2017 – THE WOMEN’S MARCH ON ST. LOUIS

Mirroring the march on Washington, D.C., St. Louis, like cities and towns all over the country and the world, held a march in St. Louis.  It began at Union Station (see first picture), moving east on Market Street all the way to Luther Ely Smith Square between the Arch and the Old Courthouse where a rally was held.  After the rally, an action fair was held at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA where organizations tabled their information.  AAUW was a sponsor, along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Girls in the Know, Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, National Council of Jewish Women, PROMO, Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the League of Women Voters, National Women’s Political Caucus, Missouri Women Veterans, Lydia’s House, Witnessing Whitenss, Organization for Black Struggle, and many, many more (see http://womensmarchonstlouis.weebly.com/after-the-march.html).

One of our members, Sally, made the following comment:

January 21, 2017, was a beautiful and historic day for the Women’s March in St. Louis.  I wanted to show my support for women and girls.  The march was slightly delayed due to the huge number of people; the police had to close the street.  They thanked us, I guess for such a peaceful march.  Maybe they thanked us for standing up for the women in their lives.   Walking down Market Street, you could just feel the energy!  There were lots of creative signs.  One of my favorites was “A Woman’s Place is in the HOUSE and SENATE.”  I met so many women from Illinois and Missouri.  There were lots of inquiries about AAUW from our sign.  I met a young lady whose late mother belonged to AAUW in Alton, Illinois, years ago.  She was so happy to see us, like we were family.  We talked a bit and shared our signs.  I believe that she and her friends possibly will be new Alton (IL) Branch recruits! 

I am reminded every day that I am in a man’s world.  The issues of equal rights, pay equity, and seeing more women leaders are just some issues of importance to me.  We need to support each other and work together to break that glass ceiling, especially now.

To continue the momentum, we need outreach campaigns (a march follow-up), more lobbying, recruitment of women to contact our legislature, voting, and preparing more women to get involved in the political process to become leaders.  The Two-Minute Activist on the national AAUW web site is a great tool, as well as using the old snail mail, to get our voices heard.  Sometimes when I email my representatives I get the same reply, like they never even read the letter.  We need to get their attention!  Continue the momentum!  Keep up the good work!

The Women's March on St. Louis began at Union Station.

The Women’s March on St. Louis began at Union Station.

Luther Ely Smith Park - Here come the marchers!

Luther Ely Smith Park – Here come the marchers!

Members carried signs during the march to let people know their issues.

Members carried signs during the march to let people know their issues.

Members provided organization information after the march and rally at the YWCA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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