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May, 2017

June, 2017

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5 Ways to Crush the Patriarchy on Campus in 2017

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We have our work cut out for us, but together we can ensure that we are fighting every day for women’s equality and that our campuses manifest the change we want to see in the world. AAUW Pitt provides a diverse and inclusive space on campus, and we plan on being even more vocal in crushing the patriarchy! Here are some ways to take action this spring.

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AAUW Annual 2017 Art Contest

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See 2017 Winners!

Every year AAUW members cast their vote on the final candidates to be featured in the spring collection of note cards.

Visit the art contest gallary

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AAUW National Election

Opening day to request Paper Ballot: April 3, 2017

Online Voting Begins: April 17, 2017

Online Voting Ends: June 15, 2017 (9 PM)

One member, one vote – You have a voice in AAUW’s Future

You voted November 8th in the hopes of shaping the future of America. Now is your chance to shape the future of AAUW. Your vote is your voice and it needs to be heard now more than ever. Take a minute to cast your vote on policy issues you want AAUW to focus on for the next two years, who you think should be on AAUW’s Board of Directors for the next two years, and changes to AAUW bylaws including the membership requirement. Learn more about the candidates, get ideas for using a branch meeting as a polling pary, and more in AAUW’s Voter Guide.

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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.

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May, 2017


Each May, families around the country celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring the special women in their lives. Yet after all the praise we heap on moms, did you know that many can expect barriers in the workforce? Mothers typically are paid only 73 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s a persistent problem for all women, not just mothers, working in America. This month Mother’s Equal Pay Day is May 23.

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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.

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May 31 to June 3, 2017

 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

Final Day to Register: April 30, 2017

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An opportunity to grow you network, meet some influential leaders and enhance your leadership skills by participating in powerful workshops.

 When : May 31–June 3, 2017

Where : University of Maryland, College Park

The early bird registration for the NCCWSL opens on December 5, 2016 and ends on February 28, 2016. Don’t miss the opportunity!

Learn more and register

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June, 2017

Register for the 2017 AAUW National Convention

June 14 -17, 2017

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Connect, renew, and explore with AAUW during our AAUW National Convention from June 14–17, 2017!

Want to connect with other AAUW NJ Members at the convention?

Please let us know that you will be attending, by filling out the following form:

Form for notifying us that you will be attending!

Let us know if you need help finding a roommate!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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 Get Inspired by Women’s History in the Nation’s Capital

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Washington D.C remains a hub for cultural enrichment and many sites recognize the hardships and achievements of women throughout history. As you plan to attend the AAUW National Convention in D.C. in in June 2017, consider allotting time to visit and be inspired by the extraordinary efforts of the women immortalized in these sites.

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Join AAUW’s Book Discussion Webinar with the Author of Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in celebrating LGBT Pride Month as we talk with Amy Ellis Nutt about her book Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family. Join hundreds of members that have experienced one-on-one virtual conversations with a diverse group of female authors. Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, is the 9th and final ¡Adelante! Book Club Discussion of the 2016-2017 year.

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