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.


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.


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.


Tuesday, Oct 17, join members of the branch:

5:15 pm         Hospitality

5:30 – 7pm     Program & business session


Junior League Center 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27603

Parking available behind Center & on the street


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.

Tuesday, September 19th
5:15 to 7PM
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.

Tuesday, May 16th
5:15 to 7PM
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.
Tuesday, April 18th
5:15 to 7PM
Junior League Center
711 Hillsborough Street
(Parking on street & behind building.)

March Meeting

Bring a friend to enjoy the distinct privilege of hearing from our guest for the evening, Durham native and world-renowned activist:

50 Years of Organizing for Justice

In 2005, Mandy Carter was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was part of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize who were honored in order to recognize, make visible and celebrate the impressive and valuable, yet often invisible peace work of thousands of women around the world.  These 1000 women from 150 countries were guided in their work by non-violence, integrity, and selflessness–and in recognition that some remained anonymous the 1000th woman was known as “anonyma.”
Ms. Carter will celebrate with us a major milestone in her life as an organizer. The year 2017 marks 50 years of her tireless work for greater social, racial and LGBTQA justice. Be part of helping honor Mandy Carter’s distinguished and accomplished career.
Tuesday, March 21th
5:15 to 7PM
Junior League Center
711 Hillsborough Street
(Parking on street & behind building.)

February Meeting

Our Featured Speaker: Gregoria Smith, Ph. D.


The question our speaker intends to answer is this:   “In what ways may we make our diversity a positive aspect of our common life?”

Dr. Smith will present not only sociopolitical, economic “facts”–which she considers merely scholarly descriptions of populations. Digging deeper, she will draw our attention to each individual selected Asian woman’s story as unique. In Smith’s view, women’s journeys and contributions together make up a rich heritage of mixed identities.

Tuesday, February 21th
5:15 to 7PM
Junior League Center
711 Hillsborough Street
(Parking on street & behind building.)

January Meeting

Our Featured Speaker: Denny McGuire
“So…What’s Next?”

Overview & Synopsis of Issues That Impact Women

Denny McGuire AAUW State Policy Chair

She is also our Liaison between the State Board and AAUW of Raleigh-Wake Branch.

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

AAUW Branch Potluck: Dec 13th, 5:15-7PM

Tis the Season for a Festive Gathering!
Please bring a dish to share and enjoy a 
Holiday Potluck 
with your AAUW friends,
new and of longstanding.
Tuesday, December 13th
5:15 to 7PM
Junior League Center
711 Hillsborough Street
(Parking on street & behind building.)
Please reply to Terry Wall
 by noon this coming FRIDAY. Thanks!
A suggestion from your Membership VP:
If someone in your life has expressed interest in
the mission & strong public presence of
the American Association of University Women,
Bring her along!