AAUW joins the country in mourning the losses of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other people of color who have been unjustly killed across our nation. Our country needs healing. But healing will only come with justice. As an organization we condemn racism.
Systemic racism is firmly rooted in the U.S. and today’s injustices mirror our shameful history — from police brutality to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. There can be no justice or equality when Black and Brown communities are seen as less deserving of basic human and civil rights.
On behalf of our 170,000 members and supporters, we commit to fighting for justice, long-term and lasting change, and we stand in solidarity against racism. We also acknowledge that as an organization we have our own work to do.
And, as a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, we will work to advance the policies and systemic changes identified in the New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing and Vision for Justice platform.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, all scheduled meetings have been postponed.
Monday, February 17, 7 pm, Raven Landing Founders Room (This is the Conference room in the main Community Center. Enter through front door, continue down hallway toward the Library area. Conference room will be on the right)
January 2020 AAUW Branch Program
GIRLS WHO CODE
Learn about the program sponsored by the Noel Wien Library to teach coding skills to Junior High age girls here in Fairbanks. There is a potential opportunity for Fairbanks Branch AAUW to help with this STEM project
Come hear Christine Osiak, administrator of the program explain it
Saturday, January 18th, 10:30 am in the Noel Wien Library conference Room
If you have any questions, call Ritchie at 479-5336 or email her email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 5, 7pm, Noel Wien Library Auditorium
CAPPED AND CUT
City and Borough Mayors discuss effects of revenue cap and state cuts on local budgets
October Branch Meeting:
Topic: Women in Local Government
Date/Time: Saturday, October 19, 10:30am
Location: IBEW Hall, 2000 Airport Way
Description: Come hear from women who have served on the School Board, Borough Assembly,
State Legislature, Planning Commission, and GVEA Advisory Board
-What calls one to serve?
-What costs are involved?
-How much time is involved?
-What unique moments did you experience?
-What are the benefits of service?
Why not you?
These women will be here to answer your questions about their active roles in government
For information, call Ritchie Musick 479-5336 for further information or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for our annual fall Membership Meeting. This is a chance to reconnect with fellow members, review the plans for the year and introduce potential new members to the group. As usual, half-price memberships will be available to new members. And look for the “Blind Date with a Book” basket.
ANNUAL WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS BRUNCH
Saturday, September 21 at 10:30 am
Home of Melody and Jerry Springer
3825 Venture Lane
Bring a potluck dish to share
Beverages will be provided
Bring a Guest!!!
Directions: From Chena Pump Road turn onto Rosie Creek Rd
Follow to the end and turn right onto Becker Ridge Rd
Turn left onto the second road which is Venture
The Springer house is the first home on the left
Enjoy the fall colors!
For further information contact Ritchie Musick
479-5336 or email@example.com
Would you like to be better able to negotiate for a higher salary or promotion?
One member writes: “I thought I didn’t need the training. I’ve been out of the workforce for more than 20 years. But then I started thinking about all of the ways that training in negotiations could have helped me in the last couple of years. I bought a new car. I helped my 93- year-old friend secure an apartment in an assisted living facility. I’m a certified parliamentarian and I must negotiate contracts with groups who need parliamentary services. So, the negotiating training really is designed for me. It’s probably designed for all your members as well, regardless of whether they are in the workforce.”
The Annual AAUW House Tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 2019, 1-5pm.
Tickets ($20, cash or checks only) for the 2019 Fairbanks AAUW House Tour are now available at the following locations:
- Team Cutters Hair Salon — 2950 Airport Way
- 2 Street Gallery (Co-op Building) — 535 2nd Ave
- In My Element –Artisan’s Courtyard, 1755 Westwood Way
- The Alaska House Art Gallery — 1003 Cushman
Or from AAUW members.