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Welcome to the Riverside, CA Branch of AAUW!

AAUW’s Mission — AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise — By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

It’s A Man’s World Unless Women Vote! Celebrate September 27, 2016 Voter Registration Day!

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September 27, 2016 Time: 2–3 p.m. ET

Location: On Twitter! Follow us @AAUW and @AAUWPolicy and use the hashtag #VoterRegistrationDay!

Tuesday, September 27, is National Voter Registration Day, a single day of coordinated events that help Americans register to vote. Election Day is quickly approaching, and it’s crucial that women speak up at the polls. Women fought for the right to vote — now it’s time to use it!

Help AAUW celebrate National Voter Registration Day by encouraging women to vote. Join our #VoterRegistrationDay Twitter storm to learn about voter education resources to help you register voters and get out the vote in your community, as well as the wide range of policy issues that will affect women during this election cycle.

October General Meeting Speaker-Penny Newman, Executive Director, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

 

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What does the Ag Park-Riverside, Goods Movement Campaign, and Love Canal all have in common—the leadership and activism of strong persistent women. Scholars have come to call these women part of the “eco-feminist movement” and Jurupa Valley’s own Penny Newman has been attributed as one of its’ earliest founders. Through the work of her CCAEJ which organizes to promote environmental justice in low income areas where those most impacted by environmental health hazards live—she advocates for policies at the state, regional and local level that protect public health. She has been on the Oprah Winfrey show, the subject of an HBO documentary and honored by various groups from the CA State Senate to the CA State museum and our own Chamber of Commerce & YWCA.

WHERE: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, 2180 IOWA AVE, RIVERSIDE AT 10:00AM, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 2016

LUNCH TO FOLLOW FOR THOSE INTERESTED AT THE MEXICALI GRILL, 1690 SPRUCE ST.

RSVP TO LUISA TASSAN 951-742-5479 OR Dewaelri@aol.com

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Title IX Celebrates 44 Years

531650_289441587854354_1275214354_n House ofNo person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.  This short sentence was signed into law on June 23rd, 1972.  What a difference it has made, not only in Athletics, but, increasingly,  in college level sexual harassment cases.

AAUW member, Patsy Mink, co-authored and sponsored the bill in the Representatives.  In 2002 it was subsequently renamed The Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity Education Act in her honor after her death.imagesEVYVC2K9