Friday, April 9, 2010


Lilly Ledbetter at AAUW Convention

April 20 is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women's wages catch up to men's wages from the year before. Help create awareness of this persistant gap by urging passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

More than 46 years after passage of the Equal Pay Act, women continue to earn only 77 cents on the dollar to their male counterparts. In this recession, women now make up half of the workforce; more and more families are relying on women's paychecks to make ends meet. Ensuring that women are paid fairly is more important than ever.

Friday, April 2, 2010

APRIL 2010

  • Our At the Movies Interest Group will discuss two films this month: Food, Inc. (2008), a documentary, and Up (2009), an animated feature. One may get us down, but the other will lift us UP at 7pm, Monday, April 5, at the home of the hostess.

  • Join us at 7pm, Tuesday, April 13, at the Zion-Benton Public Library, for our general meeting. Chemist Ron Wingender will answer the question "How Bad Are Environmental Contaminants?"

  • The Waukegan Area Branch of AAUW will have a bake sale Wednesday, April 14, at the Lake County Courthouse. Proceeds will be divided between our local scholarship fund and AAUW Funds.

  • Our Book Review Group will meet at 1pm, Thursday, April 15, at the home of the hostess.


  • The branch board will meet at 7pm, Thursday, April 22, at the home of the hostess.
  • Come learn about Costa Rica from a branch member at the home of the hostess, 7pm, Tuesday, April 27, when the Travelogue Group will meet.

APRIL 31 - MAY 1

AAUW-IL, Inc. 86th Annual Convention


Lisle Hyatt

Keynote Speaker: Linda Hallman, AAUW Executive Director

Members/Non-members welcome!

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