AAUW’s INCLUSION & EQUITY COMMITTEE – UPCOMING WEBINARS These webinars support state and branch leaders, diversity officers and other members as they work to make their affiliates more diverse, equitable and inclusive. They supplement the resources available in AAUW’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) toolkit.
Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
By understanding the dimensions of diversity and how they intersect, we can begin to grasp the complex and cumulative impact of discrimination and oppression. Please join the Inclusion & Equity Committee for this discussion of intersectionality and how to create branch or state programming for members on this concept.
Social Justice: Creating Change
Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7 p.m. ET
Social justice is at the core of what AAUW does every day. Whether at the national, state or local level, AAUW staff, volunteers and members work hard to build a more equitable world. What does it mean to support social justice, and how is that different (or the same) as racial justice and economic justice? Please save the date for a discussion of these critical issues.
Update: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity
Zappala Campus Center Square
1pm to 2pm
Thanks you for registering for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast. Please see the rescheduled information below. Checks will be returned to all those who join us on January 29th. If you are unable to attend, please contact Jan at: email@example.com for a refund. Donations are always welcome. Hope to see you on the 29th.
2022 MLK Nomination Form The Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast planning committee is requesting nominations for the Selfless Service to Others recognition. Here’s your opportunity to nominate and recognize special members in our communities who
selfishly stepped up to help others during this pandemic.
Upcoming DEI&B Related Events
Implementing a DEI&B Chair in Your Branch – Tuesday, October 5th at 5:30 PM – Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcod-iprTIjHtTh8UtbYQh0fJxVm_8OCuDC
This casual event will be time for you to learn about AAUW-PA and AAUW National resources for new DEI&B chairs. We will also discuss some ways that branch boards can prepare to onboard a new DEI&B chair. If you are interested in bringing a DEI&B chair to your local board, this event is for you! Most of the event will be time to ask questions and engage in conversation.
Working Across Generational Divides – Tuesday, October 26th at 7:00 PM – Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrceyurjgvEtdPZDKBEJ3oWAPHIWdJTweO
Join AAUW-PA Diversity & Inclusion Chair Jordan Glover to learn about the wide range of generations that exists within an organization like AAUW. How does this help our organization? How does this hurt us? How can we learn to use this to our advantage? This session will primarily focus on working within our organization when it comes to organizational structure and design, goal setting, membership communication and support.
International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. To check out and support https://pronounsday.org/ to take place on October 20, 2021, referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.
Resources on Personal Pronouns https://www.mypronouns.org/
National DE&I Toolkit Webinars for 2021-2022 – SAVE THE DATES
To assist your branches more effectively use the DEI Toolkit the following webinars are being offered from AAUW National. Each webinar will be advertised approximately 2 – 3 weeks before it takes place. They will each take place via zoom at 4pm.
December 2nd – Creating inclusive spaces – activities to get to know your membership, what has shaped you? When have you felt included, when have you felt excluded, create as a group more inclusive practices that become standard at meetings?
January 27th – Allyship – what is it, getting past performative allyship, how to be an ally
March 24th – Intersectionality – definitions, how intersectionality may affect individuals, overall purpose
May 26th – Social Justice – how other topics play into social justice; definition (with Robin from AAUW Policy team)
This Sunday, Sept 12, 2021, we are supporting the International Day of Peace Celebration Rally for Peace at North Park-Point Grove on Lakeshore Drive. Hope to see you all there!