(from WAB member Nann Blaine Hilyard's blog With Strings Attached)
Monday, May 6, 2013
AAUW-full -- and $500 for LAF!
[Note: to find out more about AAUW just click here: www.aauw.org]
I always feel so "AAUW-full" after an AAUW convention -- that's "awe-full," not "awful"! -- because our collective efforts to empower women have accomplished so much since 1881 -- and there is still much to do. AAUW members are interested, interesting, and dedicated.
Eleanor Roosevelt Fund which honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls.
AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. The speaker Saturday evening was a woman who was sexually harassed and abused while she was in the National Guard, starting with the recruiter who signed her up when she was a junior in high school. The harassment, ostracism, and loneliness she endured during her Guard service (including a deployment to Iraq) were horrible. AAUW support for a class-action lawsuit has helped both financially and emotionally. She is now 27 and working as a pediatric nurse in Indianapolis.
|I don't always dress to match my quilts!|
I took Kate and Shirley May home on Sunday afternoon. No rain and good company made the drive easier.