We are currently working on implementing and executing an AAUW Events Calendar that will be public for members to view all events that will take place across CT.
You can view the Calendar here: Calendar
Lower Conn. Valley
Sept. 14 Monday 1:30pm – Cypress Cemetery Tour
The Cultural Trips Interest Group has planned three outdoor meetings in September and October to provide members with both interesting experiences as well as a safe environment during the CoVid pandemic. Members are asked to wear masks to all of these events. Cypress Cemetery in Old Saybrook is one of the oldest, continuously operating cemeteries in North America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This one-hour tour will start at 1:30 pm on Monday, September 14 th, and will be conducted by Torrance Downes. A donation of $5 per person will go to the Saybrook Historical Society.
Sept. 16 Wednesday 1-3:00pm – Great Decisions
The Great Decisions discussion group has been meeting via Zoom, and that will continue for the next few months. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 16, at 1 p.m. We will be discussing “China in Latin American.” Individuals signed up for the discussion group will receive a Zoom invite by email a couple of days before the meeting.
Sept. 22 Tuesday 4:00pm – Evening Book Group
The Evening book group will meet to discuss The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich, on Tuesday, September 22, at 4 pm either outside at the home of Barbara Hall, 18 Benson La., Essex, or via Zoom, if inclement weather. Please let Barbara know if you plan to attend. We will be deciding on books for the upcoming year, so please send Mary Jane your suggestions by September 15.
Sept. 2 Wednesday 5:15pm – 6:30 pm.
“Understanding racism as power and self- interest: a bridge to equity activism” featuring State Representative Pat Pheanious, J.D., Dr. Isabel Logan from Eastern Connecticut State Univ., and Ms. Leah Ralls, president of the NAACP-Willimantic branch. Readings mailed in advance of meeting. Zoom waiting room opens at 5 pm.
Oct. 7 Wednesday 5:15pm – 6:30 pm.
Victoria Martinez, MFA Yale University AAUW Fellow winner will discuss her creative work and the value of this AAUW fellowship to her career development. Zoom waiting room opens at 5 pm.
Nov. 4 Wednesday 5:15pm – 6:30 pm.
Sheryl Faye does a one-woman show via Zoom as “Susan B. Anthony” in honor of the centennial Anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the U.S. To serve as fundraiser for AAUW national, donating to the AAUW Economic Security for Women fund; asking for $ donations in lieu of usual dinner food costs. Zoom waiting room opens at 5 pm.
Dec. 2 Wednesday 5:15pm – 6:30 pm.
Continuing with an interactive celebration of great women and our usual fundraising event for the local soup kitchens. We will keep you informed of the details. Zoom waiting room opens at 5 pm.
Sept. 21, Monday 7 p.m.
Julia P. Horne, the energetic and vibrant president of the Danbury affiliate of the AAUW, and a much-honored educator, will share some of the experiences she had as the first Black principal in Danbury. She has been extremely successful, yet had to overcome challenges that arose because of her race. She will kick off our year with some thoughts and discussion about social justice.
Oct. 19, Monday 7 p.m.
Richard Hanley, associate professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University and a former reporter, will discuss “How Social Media Sets the Electoral Agenda – For Good and Bad.” His analysis will focus on the presidential race.
Dec. 21, Monday 7 p.m.
Apollo Maldonado, an artist, will discuss his “pandemic shift” to set up a mobile art studio and a mobile digital paint party.
Jan. 18, 2021 Monday 7 p.m.
Jocelyn Linnekin, a member of our branch and professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Connecticut, will talk about race. Details to come.
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