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Welcome to the Tyler, Texas Branch of AAUW!

TX7077_AAUW_hiresWe are located in Tyler, Texas, the Rose Capital of the World!  We have been a branch since 1931 and we continue to give back to our community in many exciting ways!  We invite you to explore our website for more information about what we do and we hope that you might even consider joining us!  You can also learn of upcoming events by joining us on facebook.

Since the first meeting in 1881, the American Association of University Women has been a catalyst for change and improving women’s lives.  Today, AAUW boasts more than 170,000 members and supporters – women and men of different generations, races, and political affiliations.  With 1,000 branches and 800 college and university partners, AAUW members across the country contribute to a more promising future for women and girls.

AAUW ANNUAL FALL GAMES DAY

Fall Games Day is a fundraising event set during the month of October.  Games Day will be held at Hollytree Country Club on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  function provides a venue to play games of the participants choice, primarily featuring Mah Jongg.  A full buffet is provided and AAUW Tyler members work on gathering items from local businesses for a silent auction that day, with AAUW Tyler Interest Groups providing “baskets of goodies” to bid on as well.

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INFORMATION OVERLOAD: Become a Better Consumer of News

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Tyler Branch Presents
Information Overload: Become a Better Consumer of News
Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
UT Tyler College of Pharmacy

    Panelists

Allson Pollan – Editor, Tyler Morning Telegraph
Vick Bradley – New Director, CBS 19
Tasmeen Raja – Journalist, Tyler Loop

    Moderator

Trish Terrell – former journalists

Directions – From University Drive (Spur 248), turn onto Patriot Ave. (UT Health Center Clinic is on the corner). Turn right on Campus Drive into the west entrance of the campus. Curve to the left at the stop sign near the ball fields. The next parting lot on your right is parking lot P10. The library is to your left. Take the walkway to the right of the library to the Pharmacy Building (or W.T. Brookshire Hall). Look for signs or greeters to show you to the meeting room. Parking is available in lot P10.
UT Campus Map building #33 – http://www.utyler.edu/maps/campus-map-printable.pdf

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Evening Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
Next date will be November 16, 2017. The book to be discussed is
Animal Farm by George Orwell. For location information contact at Sue Lander at soonersue@sbcglobal.net

DAYTIME BOOK CLUB

Daytime book club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m..
The next meeting will be October 25, 2017 and the group will discuss Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson.  For location contact Marilyn Wills at mgdesertwills@gmail.com

LOTE

LOTE
Meets the second Monday of each month. The next meeting will be on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The group will be meeting at 1836 Kitchen on Old Jacksonville.
Hope to see you there!


Updates from National

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women have more care giving responsibilities? And what, exactly, does gender bias have to do with paychecks?
AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap succinctly addresses these issues by going beyond the widely reported 80 percent statistic.
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Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault under Title IX

Image by Tony Cairns, Flickr Creative Commons

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It covers women and men, girls and boys, and staff and students in any educational institution or program that receives federal funds. Local school districts, colleges and universities, for-profit schools, career and technical education agencies, libraries, and museums are all covered under Title IX.
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AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Trainings Now Available Across the U.S.

The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation program that helps women hammer away at the gender wage gap will have greater reach this Equal Pay Day, due in large part to frustration with the status quo. Left on its own, the gender wage gap won’t close for another 135 years, which is unacceptable and explains why numerous cities are collaborating with AAUW.

AAUW Work Smart has expanded beyond Boston, where it first launched just two years ago, to Washington, D.C.Tempe, Arizona; and Long Beach, California.. Read more


Join an ¡Adelante! Book Discussion Webinar with the Author of A Disability History of the United States

 

Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month as we talk with Kim E. Nielsen, Ph.D., about her book A Disability History of the United States, a “lively historical record that fills a gap in the literature.”
Have a question for the author? Make sure you submit it along with your registration form so that we can cover it in the session or follow up with you directly.
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Skill Training Webinars for Members


Skill-training webinars are an easy way to learn strategies and techniques that can help your branch grow and give leaders the confidence they need to take on new challenges. Skill-training webinars will be held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. ET.

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