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September 17 Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

September 17th Meeting

Leah Bug

speaking on

You Can Make a Difference:   The Importance of Supporting K-12 Students in Science and Engineering Research

 

Ensuring our K-12 students have strong science and engineering knowledge when they graduate from high school is imperative in preparing them for the future workforce, but also in creating scientifically literate citizens.  Come learn about the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair, a program designed to showcase student’s original science and engineering research. Learn about the regional fairs, the state fair, and the International Science and Engineering Fair where our North Carolina compete with students from across the world. Learn how you can help support this important program and help students, especially underrepresented student populations, participate in these valuable learning experiences. No science or engineering background is required to help make a difference!

About our Speaker:

Dr. Leah Bug is currently the North Carolina Science Fair Foundation‘s Executive Director, but she will soon begin a new position at NC State as Assistant Director of The Engineering Place, a program of outreach to students in grades K-12.  Both positions draw on Leah’s classroom teaching experience and her belief that it’s never too early to expose students to research methods in the sciences and technical fields. The Engineering Place is a direct outgrowth of NC State’s College of Engineering program to cultivate women’s interest in applying for admission. The current belief is that interest develops early when the opportunity is provided.

More from Leah:

My talk will be focusing on my work as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair.  I have had the honor of attending the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair last March and joined NC Students at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ last May. I am excited to share with you the impact these programs have had in inspiring students in STEM education. We are looking at ways to increase underrepresented student participation in the regional and state fairs, so I look forward to brainstorming with you!

For more info contact gregoria@identitywork.net.
When:   Tuesday, September 17
  5:15 pm – 5:30 pm     Network
  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Program
  7:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Business Meeting
Where:  Chavis Heights site, Communities in Schools of Wake County
Duke Energy Learning Center, 781 Bright Creek Way (near Ligon Middle School)
Notes on how to get to the Learning Center:
Heading east on MLK Blvd, turn LEFT on Haywood St.
(If westbound, turn RIGHT.)
Next turn LEFT on a very short access road called Hopemont St.
Finally, turn RIGHT on Bright Creek Way.
Your destination, 781, is on the RIGHT.

August 20 Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

August 20th Meeting

Georgina Dukes

speaking on

NCCARE360: Addressing Social Determinants of Health

About Georgina:

Georgina Dukes is the State Project Manager for Unite Us – a tech company created to
address Social Determinants of Health. Prior to her employment with Unite Us, Georgina
served a Strategic Services Associate for Duke Heart and an Administrative Fellow at Duke
University Hospital. Her career has involved working in academic medical center strategic
operations and bridging the gap between hospitals and community health initiatives.
Georgina earned her Bachelors in Health Science from Clemson University and her
Masters in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.

For more info contact gregoria@identitywork.net.
When:   Tuesday, August 20
  5:15 pm – 5:30 pm     Network
  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Program
  7:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Business Meeting
Where:  Chavis Heights site, Communities in Schools of Wake County
Duke Energy Learning Center, 781 Bright Creek Way (near Ligon Middle School)
Notes on how to get to the Learning Center:
Heading east on MLK Blvd, turn LEFT on Haywood St.
(If westbound, turn RIGHT.)
Next turn LEFT on a very short access road called Hopemont St.
Finally, turn RIGHT on Bright Creek Way.
Your destination, 781, is on the RIGHT.

See you in September

Summer brings a time for the leadership team to reflect and plan for the coming year. No doubt the monthly speakers will continue to provide informative programs about which all of us will want to hear. Last year’s schedule brought timely topics like various community organizations providing support for girls/women, women serving in local government positions, and a discussion addressing the pros/cons involving Medicaid Expansion in our state. Reading our newsletters is another way to be informed about Branch activities so check out the tab under the About Us page. Mark your calendar for the September 17th kick-off program. We hope to see you then!

June 18 Meeting

The membership of the Raleigh-Wake AAUW branch will hold its final meeting of the year at 5:15 PM on June 18. We traditionally take July and August off for evaluation of the previous year and planning of next year’s programs.

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

June 18th Meeting

Rebecca Cerese

Health Engagement Coordinator for the NC Justice Center

Our June program featured Rebecca Cerese who is the Health Engagement Coordinator for the NC Justice Center. Rebecca lead the six individuals in attendance through a very informative power point presentation sharing the basic premise of the Medicaid Expansion Option, the pros and cons to adopting it for North Carolina, and fielded questions from the group. On June 5th , there was a state-wide Vigil to highlight the importance of expanding Medicaid before our General Assembly retires its session. She stressed five important actions all of us can take: tell your story because every story matters; meet with your local representatives and check vote411.org if you do not know who they are; write a letter to the editor expressing your concerns; sign-up for action alerts from the NC Justice Center; and sign a petition at https://tinyurl.com/yxkcsyzq.

For more info contact gregoria@identitywork.net.
When:   Tuesday, June 18
  5:15 pm – 5:30 pm     Network
  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Program
  7:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Business Meeting
Where:  Chavis Heights site, Communities in Schools of Wake County
Duke Energy Learning Center, 781 Bright Creek Way (near Ligon Middle School)
Notes on how to get to the Learning Center:
Heading east on MLK Blvd, turn LEFT on Haywood St.
(If westbound, turn RIGHT.)
Next turn LEFT on a very short access road called Hopemont St.
Finally, turn RIGHT on Bright Creek Way.
Your destination, 781, is on the RIGHT.

May 21st Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

May 21st Meeting

Jenna Wadsworth

Wake County Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor

Here is a thumbnail sketch of our speaker’s curriculum vitae:
2007 Diploma from NC School of Science & Mathematics
2010 Elected Supervisor, Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board
2011 BA with High Honors in Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies, NCSU
2015 Elected Vice Chair of the SWCD Board of Supervisors

A little more about Jenna Wadsworth:
She has been a strong advocate of environmental education, farmland preservation and local foods enhancement. She has entered into innovative programs with the Marines and the Navy to preserve open space and restrict development under vital military flight paths.
She keeps a heavy calendar of speaking engagements, finding time also to be managing partner of a political and fundraising consulting firm. She is running for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2020.
We look forward to hearing our speaker describe her impressive career path and to learn more about her plans for North Carolina’s agricultural and political future.

For more info contact gregoria@identitywork.net.
When:   Tuesday, May 21
  5:15 pm – 5:30 pm     Network
  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Program
  7:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Business Meeting
Where:  Chavis Heights site, Communities in Schools of Wake County
Duke Energy Learning Center, 781 Bright Creek Way (near Ligon Middle School)
Notes on how to get to the Learning Center:
Heading east on MLK Blvd, turn LEFT on Haywood St.
(If westbound, turn RIGHT.)
Next turn LEFT on a very short access road called Hopemont St.
Finally, turn RIGHT on Bright Creek Way.
Your destination, 781, is on the RIGHT.

April 16th Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

April 16th Meeting

Shauntae Brown White, Ph.D.

presenting

The Dress for Success program

 

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  Dr. White will share with us her vision of volunteerism and its importance in our communities and in our daily lives.

Shauntae Brown White, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University where she also serves as the coordinator of the Women’s & Gender Studies program.  She earned a B.A. in journalism from Howard University, an M.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Alabama, and a doctorate from the University of Kansas in Communication Studies.  Dr. White’s research focuses on media images of black women, the politics of hair in the African American community, and the negotiated roles of African American pastors’ wives. She has published multiple academic articles and is co-editor of the upcoming book, Being Mara Brock Akil: Television Representations of Black Womanhood.  She is also the author of several books including the devotional and bible study for Communication Matters: 31-Days to Speaking Life into Your Relationships and The First Lady: African American Pastors’ Wives in Their Own Voices.

For more info contact gregoria@identitywork.net.
When:   Tuesday, April 16
  5:15 pm – 5:30 pm     Network
  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Program
  7:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Business Meeting
Where:  Chavis Heights site, Communities in Schools of Wake County
Duke Energy Learning Center, 781 Bright Creek Way (near Ligon Middle School)

March 19th Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

March 19th Meeting

Rep. Cynthia Ball of the North Carolina House of Representatives

Presenting

Our Children’s Public School Education DOES Matter!

Rep. Cynthia Ball.  North Carolina House of Representatives, District 49 – Wake County (Parts of Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville)

In her second term in the NC House, Rep. Ball places as her top legislative priority strengthening public education in North Carolina.  To connect with her constituents on important issues, she has hosted Town Hall Forums on topics including public education, healthcare, and nonpartisan redistricting.

Since she began serving, Rep. Ball has sponsored or cosponsored 93 pieces of legislation including one signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper after passing both the House and Senate unanimously. In recognition of her leadership skills, she was elected by her peers to serve as a Democratic Whip in the 2019-20 Session. In her first term in 2017-18, she was one of the first two freshman legislators to ever receive the Legislative Excellence Award from the NC Police Benevolent Association, their highest award. Also in her first term, the NC League of Conservation Voters recognized her voting record on protecting our environment with their “Green Tie Award”.

Her parents instilled in her the importance of education and hard work. She attended NC public schools in Franklin County, and then went on to UNC-Greensboro on a full academic scholarship, graduating with a BA in Psychology, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Rep. Ball also earned an MBA at Virginia Commonwealth University and pursued doctoral coursework in Human Resources and Organizational Development at NC State University.

For more info contact gregoria@identitywork.net.
When:   Tuesday, March 19
  5:15 pm – 5:30 pm     Network
  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Program
  7:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Business Meeting
Where:  Chavis Heights site, Communities in Schools of Wake County
Duke Energy Learning Center, 781 Bright Creek Way (near Ligon Middle School)

January 15 Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the

Planning Staff for the City of Raleigh

for our January 15th Meeting

Presenters will be members of the Raleigh City Planning staff, who are busy anticipating details of the likely Impact of Demographic Change in our Region. 

Who are we and who are we becoming? How will resource allocation change? Is there good news or bad–or both?

Currently, our city’s planners are focused on annexation programs, demographic data and their impact on the City of Raleigh as the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census approaches. 

WHEN

Tuesday, January 15th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Networking and Hospitality

5:30 pm        Program

6:30 pm       Business meeting of the AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake County branch

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

December 18th Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speaker for our

December 18th Meeting

Denny McGuire

 

Q: Who knows what midterm election outcomes mean for women?
A: Our Public Policy Chair and Political Junkie–Denny McGuire!

Join us on December 18th at 5:15 for networking and a post-election analysis of what the outcomes will mean for women. As Public Policy Chair for AAUW-NC, Denny will also assess the alignment of NC with public policy priorities as outlined by our state and national organizations.

Who? Introducing our Speaker:
Denny McGuire long ago made NC her adoptive home. A career in state government gives her the perspective our state and local organizations have banked on to give direction to our public policy initiatives. She expends her energy as a volunteer to passing the ERA in NC, registering and educating voters and ending discrimination against women by insisting that our nation (one of the last in the world) pass CEDAW.

More about Denny:

Raleigh-Wake County branch member Denny McGuire grew up in New Jersey and came to North Carolina to attend Elon College and like many others, stayed. Afterwards, she completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill and accepted a position in state government, serving more than 40 years in inter-governmental relations, public policy and technology. She retired in 2015.
Denny has been involved with AAUW for approximately 15 years on both the local and state levels. Raleigh-Wake County is her primary branch and she is also a member of the Tar Heel Branch (a statewide virtual membership group).
Denny is one our esteemed Past Branch Presidents. Other leadership roles included her service as state AAUW Treasurer and now Co-Chair for State Public Policy. Her involvement with AAUW has led to collaborations with several other women’s organizations in NC. Representing AAUW NC, she served on the initial board of the ERA-NC Alliance. Recently she accepted a position on the board of that same alliance, worked on voter education and registration, and served on the coordinating Committee for Cities for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women). Her public service also includes involvement with both Raleigh NOW and NC Women United.
When not doing volunteer work, Denny loves to read and travel. She has lived in Wake County for many years, residing first in Raleigh and now in Wake Forest, NC.

 

WHEN

Tuesday, December 18th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Networking and Hospitality

5:30 pm        Post-election analysis and discussion of impact on women in NC

6:30 pm       Business meeting of the AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake County branch

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP