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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

October Meeting

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch

is proud to present as speaker at our

October 17th Meeting

                    Lisa Rowe

Lisa is a long-time activist for improving the lives & prospects  of homeless women & children.

SPEAKER

Our speaker on October 17 will be Lisa Rowe, Executive Director at Families Together. Throughout her career, Lisa’s work has had the consistent focus of moving homeless individuals and families toward self-sufficiency. One of the accomplishments of which she is proudest was the creation of housing opportunities provided by Raleigh’s Cornerstone – at the time an innovative multi-service center for homeless adults. In addition, she has served as Liaison for the Housing and Homelessness Work Group which put together priorities that eventually led to the opening of The Healing Place and the South Wilmington Street Center.

MEETING AGENDA

One week after the local elections, we will gather to renew our commitment to hold local leaders accountable for the mission of AAUW and for the health of our neighborhoods. In addition, there are several members of the branch who have been honored for their efforts as activists, scholars and for their support of AAUW.  Please bring a friend and enjoy an inspiring evening with AAUW colleagues.

WHEN

Tuesday, Oct 17, 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

September Meeting

Our Featured Speaker: Kiricka Yarbough Smith

Kiricka Yarbough Smith has over 18 years of combined experience working in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Kiricka has provided outreach, direct services, resources, and referrals to survivors of violence.  She currently serves as the  Project Administrator for the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement Office under the North Carolina Department of Administration. Kiricka is also a consultant on human trafficking and taskforce development for the Office for Victims of Crime(OVC).   Kiricka has also provided training to law enforcement, prosecutors, and service providers through her work with the NC Conference of District Attorneys, US Attorney’s Office, International Chiefs of Police Institute, and the Children Advocacy Centers of North Carolina. Kiricka also managed the human trafficking program for the NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault on their (OVC) grant for over 6 years.  Active in her community, she currently serves as the Chair of The NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NCCAHT).  Kiricka is an investigator on the UNC-Chapel Hill’s Administration for Children and Families grant to address child trafficking in the child welfare system and is also a member of the Partners Against the Trafficking of Humans(PATHNC).  As a faculty member of the Futures Without Violence project since 2010, she fosters collaboration to address human trafficking within DV and SA cases.  Kiricka also serves a consultant for the DHHS’s Administration for Children, Youth and Families newly created Trafficking in Person Office.

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 19th
5:15 to 7PM
WHERE:
Junior League Center
711 Hillsborough Street
(Parking on street & behind building.)

2017 Fundraiser

Thanks to all who have participated in our 2017 Fundraiser!

Your donation makes it possible for us to fund incidentals that we cannot cover by branch dues alone. 

You have allowed us to avoid raising branch dues, and in the recent past, our incidentals have included:
  •  Room upgrades to accommodate extra guests for special events and wonderful speakers
  •  Purchasing a projector needed to accommodate our invited speakers
  •  Sending flowers to members in times of celebrations and in times of grief or illness
  •  Reimbursing travel expenses for officers to attend Local, State, and National AAUW events
  •  Purchasing token items for special events like membership drives and outreach to women and girls
  •  Giving earmarked donations, either from the Branch or in memoriam

If you missed our fundraiser, here is a link

or you can donate by clicking here

June 2017 Pot Luck

Summer is here! Our Branch takes a break in July & August…

…but before we disperse, it’s time for…

AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch   End-of-Year   Potluck

2016-17 was a memorable year for the Branch. Mind-expanding programs, involvement in projects and a growing membership have given us lots to feel good about. Ideas for next year have started to emerge, but we need YOUR input to bring program plans to life. Together we make things happen. Here’s to the company of educated women!

Let’s party!

Where: Junior League Center
711 Hillsborough @St Mary’s St
When: Tuesday, June 20th
Time: 5:15 – 7pm

Bring your favorite party dish …& a friend!

Drinks, plates and utensils – and
lots of levity will be provided.

RSVP:   terry . c . wall  [ at ]   gmail . com

May Meeting

 

Dr. Karey A. Harwood

Karey A. Harwood is Associate Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy
and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University where she won the Outstanding
Teacher Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2010. She is also
Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, a program in Interdisciplinary Studies at
NC State. The focus of her research has been in biomedical ethics and reproductive
technologies. Her book, The Infertility Treadmill: Feminist Ethics, Personal Choice, and the
Use of Reproductive Technologies, examined both the social context of reproductive
technologies and the individual experience of infertility, including the tendency of reproductive
technologies to function as a consumeristic rite of passage in coming to terms with infertility.
Her more recent work grows out of civic engagement with public education in North Carolina
and focuses on competing world views vying to shape public education in a 21st century
democratic society.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 16th
5:15 to 7PM
WHERE:
Junior League Center
711 Hillsborough Street
(Parking on street & behind building.)

April Meeting

Bring a friend to enjoy hearing from our guest for the evening, senior director of strategic alliances at UNC-TV:

Susan Scott

Susan Scott is senior director of strategic alliances at the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television (UNC-TV) located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Prior to joining UNC-TV she served as a venture mentor and advisor to start-ups and small businesses at the Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). Her responsibilities included providing strategic marketing, distribution, sales and operations direction to new and existing privately owned start-ups throughout NC. She also acted as an advisor to the “Art of Cool” progressive music festival.  Susan’s career includes contract negotiations for sports rights with the NBA and NHL, vertically integrated marketing campaigns with brands like P&G, professional speaking engagements, volunteer leadership of national organizations like “Women in Cable Telecommunications”, recognitions including “Top 100 Women in Leadership” and “Top 100 Minorities in Cable”. Among her colleagues and peers Scott is repeatedly noted for her leadership capabilities, vision and positive impact on the bottom line. Susan is also the nurturer of the nascent Stuart O. Scott foundation – an organization developed to honor her brother and to help cancer fighters live close to normal lives during cancer battles.
WHEN:
Tuesday, April 18th
5:15 to 7PM
WHERE:
Junior League Center
711 Hillsborough Street
(Parking on street & behind building.)