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October 16th, 2018 Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present the speakers for our

October 16th Meeting

Janine Kossen and Laura Bottomley

Janine Kossen , a lawyer and Associate Director the Women’s Center, will present an overview of their program under the auspices of the Office of Institutional Equality and Diversity  at the NC State University Women’s Center.  Dr. Laura Bottomley is the Director of Women in Engineering and directs The Engineering Place for K-20 Outreach at North Carolina State University, and she will speak about STEM.

As the Associate Director of the NCSU Women’s Center, Janine Kossen’s work focuses on interpersonal violence services, including prevention efforts, programming and outreach, student leadership development, partnership and collaboration, as well as direct advocacy services for students. As a lawyer and public health professional, Janine specializes in racial, social, and reproductive justice, sexual health, international human rights, and public policy and advocacy. A self-described political nerd and policy wonk, Janine is also known for her competitive spirit and her unquenchable thirst for travel and exploration.

 

In 2009 Dr. Bottomley was selected for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering Mentoring by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and also by the Educational Activities Board of the IEEE for an Informal Education Award. She was also inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women in 2008 for her contributions to eliminating racism and empowering women. In 2014 she was named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and in 2015, a Fellow of the IEEE. She is featured in a Chevron commercial called Doing Good with STEM.  Bottomley received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1984 and 1985, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from NC State in 1992. She has previously worked at AT&T Bell Labs on ISDN standards and Duke University teaching classes and directing a lab in the electrical engineering department.

 

 

WHEN

Tuesday, October 16th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Network and Socialize

5:30 – 7pm     Program and Business

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

June 19th, 2018 Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

June 19th Meeting

    Lynn Edmonds

Lynn will present a legislative update on public education in NC. This will include a summary of changes made in recent years and a summary of what is being monitored during the short session which began on May 16th.

Lynn Edmonds is Outreach Coordinator for Public Schools First NC.  She has worked in public education advocacy for 9 years, first as a volunteer and then with Public Schools First NC beginning in 2013.  Lynn graduated with an associate’s degree from Peace College, now William Peace University in Raleigh.  She has served on multiple PTA and civic boards, including her current at-large position on the Wake County Board of Library Commissioners.  A native North Carolinian, Lynn and her husband attended and graduated from Durham Public Schools.  They have two children who both attended Wake County public schools.  For fun, she enjoys frequent trips to Ocean Isle Beach and knitting.

WHEN

Tuesday, June 19th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

May 15, 2018 Branch Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

May 15th Meeting

    Howard Kallem

Director of Title IX Compliance for Duke University

Howard Kallem is the Associate Vice President and Director, Title IX Compliance, for Duke University. He had previously held a similar position as Title IX Compliance Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that, he was Chief Regional Attorney for the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, D.C. Enforcement Office for 16 years and in OCR’s policy office for 4 years. He took a year off from his position as Chief Regional Attorney to work as a Senior Equal Opportunity Specialist with the Office of Equity and Diversity Services at George Mason University in Virginia. Previously, he was with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for 14 years, and was in private legal practice before that. He has worked extensively with issues such as sexual and racial harassment, testing, and meeting the needs of students with disabilities. In his few spare moments, he was a co-chair of the Arlington (Virginia) Public Schools Minority Achievement Advisory Committee and served as a Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Arlington County Human Rights Commission. He received his law degree from Catholic University of America.

WHEN

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

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

April 17, 2018 Branch Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

April 17th Meeting

    Helen Moses

https://www.command-communication.com

Women leaders need to communicate to their audience in effective and authentic ways. Often, we say we are impressed by a woman who “has found her voice.” As a communication consultant, Helen Moses has worked with women (and men) who have wanted to use their voice but did not know how.

Whether we are teaching, researching or speaking in public, AAUW Raleigh members would benefit from the presentations that Helen Moses gives.

Come and see how you can be an excellent communicator by finding “your voice.”  Helen Moses will be our speaker for April 17 at the Junior League in Raleigh from 5:30 to about 7 PM.

WHEN

Tuesday, April 17th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

Meeting March 20th, 2018

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

March 20th Meeting

    Missy Hatley

CASA’s Resource Development Director

Local Non-Profit Action Addressing Homelessness as A Women’s Issue 

If women are to pursue education and join the workforce, they need affordable housing, especially in the Raleigh area where rent has greatly increased in the last few years.

CASA is a local nonprofit housing developer and property manager, offering affordable apartments to individuals and families with barriers to the conventional housing market – including income, poor or little credit, work history, history of homelessness, and the use of housing vouchers to name a few. CASA was created in Raleigh in 1992 and over the past 26 years has expanded to cover Wake, Durham and Orange counties. At CASA, tenants pay 30% of their income on housing, freeing up limited funds for other important needs, such as health care, groceries, transportation, and saving for emergencies. 43% of CASA’s renters are women, many of whom experienced homelessness.

Missy Hatley has served as CASA’s Resource Development Director since 2014 and is responsible for engaging people, businesses, foundations, and communities of faith in supporting CASA’s housing mission. Prior to joining CASA, Missy worked with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and One80 Place, a shelter, soup kitchen and health clinic, in Charleston, S.C. Missy is a proud alum of NC State.

For more information on CASA and workforce housing, visit their website: https://www.casanc.org/populations-we-serve-housing-model/

WHEN

Tuesday, March 20th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

Meeting February 20th, 2018

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

February 20th Meeting

    Marge Foreman

Government Relations Specialist and Chief Lobbyist, NC Association of Educators

We are fortunate to have as our speaker a woman who has an insider’s perspective on issues of power and governance that have been the focus of recent news stories on NC’s system of public education.

Marge Foreman, Government Relations Specialist for NCAE, is a lifelong advocate for fairness and justice for both career educators and North Carolina’s schoolchildren. Currently, her work in government relations at the state level has her full attention as the state’s Board of Education and our elected Superintendent of Schools sort out questions of who makes decisions that shape the future of our public education system.

Ms. Foreman has been chief lobbyist for NCAE as since 1984. Before that, she was a Kellogg Fellow and Research Assistant in the Office of Institutional Research at NC State University and an economist at Research Triangle Institute. She has won two annual NEA Research Association Awards and holds a B.S. in Economics from NC Agricultural and Technical State University, where she also did graduate coursework in Adult Education.

Our speaker welcomes the opportunity to talk with us about the promises and the challenges that face educators in NC today

WHEN

Tuesday, February 20th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

January Meeting **New Location

**Meeting will be at a new location, see below for address.

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

January 16th Meeting

    Catherine Doyle

Dr. Catherine Doyle is a plant biologist at North Carolina State University.  She  will speak on international agriculture related to women’s rights, food security, and entrepreneurship, and on women in the restaurant business.

About Catherine

After graduation from Davidson College, Catherine worked at NCSU as a research technician.  From her research, she was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a PhD. By better understanding of how plant diseases evolves, disease management strategies can be developed that are sustainable, and help farmers, women, and local governments to overcome agriculture challenges.
Catherine believes that it is essential to explain her research and increase public awareness of food security and the impact of local farming on economies and poverty. She has worked with African scientists, engaged and educated farmers and co-taught a workshop in Tanzania.
A grand challenge of the 21st century is to increase crop yield to meet food production demands of the growing world population. Catherine’s goal as a scientist is to develop a research program to improve food security in and outside the US., and advocate for food security.

WHEN

Tuesday, January 16th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Vue 64 Apartments
1570 Atrium Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604
(713) 569 7128

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP

November 28th Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

November 28th Meeting

    Zainab Baloch

Zainab is a Master of Public Administration candidate specializing in program evaluation, analysis, and management in the public sector.

About Zainab

Zainab Baloch is tired of things beyond control being the deciding factor of success. Zainab is a twenty six year old former Raleigh City Council Candidate who disrupted the local political system by garnering an unprecedented number of voters in only two months. She wants to empower others, especially young people, people of color, and woman to not be afraid of disrupting the system to bring about positive change. Zainab works for the Division of Mental Health. She is finishing her Masters in Public Administration from UNC-CH, and her heart belongs to her undergraduate alma mater, NC State.

 

WHEN

Tuesday, November 28th, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session

WHERE

Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street

QUESTIONS

Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP