2020 Projects and Events

This comes from the St. Louis Voter Protection Coalition.   AAUW MO is a member of the national, state, and local voter protection coalitions.

There is much misinformation out there,  This information is specific for MO!

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You are invited to a panel forum presented by the St. Louis Press Club…

“The Fight for Women’s Suffrage – Hard Lessons Learned “
Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:00 noon at the Highlands in Forest Park

The fight for Women’s Suffrage in the US was long and arduous. Passage of the 19th amendment on Aug 26, 1920, was an epic achievement, yet the journey was fraught with racism and divisive politics.  What allowed the final victory to occur?  Why did women’s suffrage groups choose strategies that marginalized black women, telling noted black women leaders to “walk in the back of the parade”?  Do we still face these hard choices in our strategies to build coalitions
and advance causes in today’s political world?

Two panelists and a moderator will share the history of this great achievement along with perspectives that will help us make better strategic choices in today’s political arena.

Margot McMillen, author of “The Golden Lane: How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History” will speak on:  What worked to pass the Nineteenth Amendment?  Lessons learned from successful coalitions in Missouri, including the Golden Lane March in 1916.  Louise Wilkerson, co-president, League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis and past president, St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 2010-2014, will discuss What were the hard lessons leading up to and then following in the 100 years since passage?  Recounting the history of racism & segregation in the suffrage movement, the rise of black women’s groups/clubs and the many challenges to voters’ rights throughout the decades, how adversaries of equal suffrage find ways to divide us.

Panelists will take questions and then together address the question: “Can we learn to strategize stronger partnerships through these hard lessons?”

Presented by:  The Press Club.  Click to register: http://www.stlpressclub.org/index.html#UpcomingEvents.
Co-Sponsored by:  American Association of University Women, St. Louis and League of Women Voters of Metro St.   Louis.
The Highlands is at:  5163 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.  For directions follow this link:
Google Map to The Highlands

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Navigating the Gender Pay Gap
March 14, 2020 — 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Schlafly Library, 225 North Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108
As part of our ongoing public policy work on closing the gender pay gap, Ellen Irons, president of AAUW St. Louis Branch, will present a 90-minute program that will cover the most recent facts about the pay gap and will have some negotiations skills hands-on activities. It is a free event, and all are welcome.

Check out the latest newsletter for details.

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St. Louis Press Club Friday Forum on Pay Equity

Co-Sponsored by
American Association of University Women St. Louis Branch
Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis
League of Women Voters St. Louis
12:00 Noon, February 21, 2020
Norman Probstein Golf Clubhouse in Forest Park
6141 Lagoon Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63112.

Be part of the discussion concerning the history of the issue, why there is a pay gap, and why it is so slow to change.
Learn about Sen. Karla May’s bill (SB682) presently filed in the Missouri Senate. Read the text at: SB682 text
The panel will include representatives from AAUW, Lynne Roney and
Malaika Horne; the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Leslie
Greenman; and State Senator Karla May.
This forum will feature a buffet lunch.
$20 for Press Club members
$25 for all others