Alert for Branches
Now is the time to recruit college students to attend the life-changing
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
at the University of Maryland May 30 to June 2.
Scholarships are available from the Connecticut AAUW. Connecticut has been granted an extension on early bird registration until mid-February.
For the New London Branch Newsletter, click here.
Save the Date!
Tech Savvy 2018
Saturday, March 24
Trinity College, Hartford
Check back here for details or send an email to email@example.com to be added to our distribution list.
Know Your Rights: Workplace Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion, and it applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments. Even with Title VII’s protections, many people across the country still face sexual harassment in their workplaces.
Give a Grad a Gift
Do you know any new college graduates? What better gift can you give than a FREE one-year AAUW membership! As an AAUW member you have the power to gift ANY number of free one-year AAUW memberships to recent college graduates. Give one, give 100, or give 1,000! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
Deeper in Debt
Student loan debt is now a $1.3-trillion problem burdening 44 million borrowers. Experts are talking about the effects of student debt on the economy, but they aren’t talking about its disproportionate effects on women. AAUW takes a close look at that oversight in the new research report Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans. Register for the livestream launch event on May 24 or be the first to know when the report is released.
NCCWSL Branch Application
Are you interested in applying for the NCCWSL Branch Grant? Click the button below for more information.
Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men were paid. The figure is even more dire for African-American, Hispanic or Latino women. While many occupations have managed to narrow or even close the pay gap, disparity still exists.
AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses the issues such as the pay gap in each state; the pay gap by age, race/ethnicity, and education; guidance for women facing workplace discrimination; resources for fair pay advocates etc.
Interested in learning more about these issues and preparing for Equal Pay Day? Click here for the full report and details.
Millions of people around the globe are the victims of human trafficking in the form of sex or labor trafficking, human rights violations, etc. AAUW believes that there is a need for national and international policies against human trafficking that promote peace, justice, human rights, sustainable development, and security for all people. The State Policy Sex Trafficking Tool Kit outlines three key state policy priorities — hotline posting requirements, safe harbor laws, and vacatur laws — to identify and combat sex trafficking.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Formerly known as the American Association of University Women, AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university partners. Since AAUW’s founding 130 years ago, its members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. For more information please contact AAUW CT Co-Presidents Alice Reitz firstname.lastname@example.org and Donna Haghighat email@example.com.