American Association of University Women (AAUW) meeting on Thursday, October 5th, in McComsey 266

Women–and people who care about women–can make a difference in this world!

The first meeting of the American Association of University Women (which is open to all genders/gender identities) Millersville Branch will be Thursday, October 5th, in McComsey 266.  All student, staff, and faculty are invited.

Our members are interested in connecting with other organizations interested in social justice, and particularly focused on honing our skills to argue our perspectives and learning techniques of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR).  We plan to participate in the social justice event on 10/23/17.  We also hope to facilitate a Rapid Response team that can help when social injustice occurs on campus.

The purpose of AAUW is

  1. To prepare students for leadership in the civic realm, particularly in the realm of social justice.
  2. To offer students an opportunity to exchange ideas on social justice and plan social justice-related activities.
  3. To learn more about social justice through writings, literature, and speakers offered by members and advisers within the club.
  4. To offer opportunities whereby members can voice opinions in an open forum.
  5. To establish comradeship between the members and also with the faculty.
  6. To network our members with the global AAUW community of more than 170,000 members for personal and career growth.
  7. To promote more discourse about issues and how to effectively talk about these issues.
  8. To support women in gaining positions of leadership across campus.
  9. To engage on issues with the Lancaster community and other AAUW organizations.

Millersville undergrads can join the national organization for free: [select STUDENTS option]

  • AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, members of AAUW have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.  If you believe in equal opportunity for ALL people, then we need your voice.

Before the meeting, please check out AAUW’s website for its resources.  Grad students should particularly explore the grants available.  Also, if you are on Facebook, join our new AAUW Millersville Facebook group.

  • Please share the information with other people (on/off campus; men/women; undergrads/grads/faculty/staff; etc.) who might be interested in social justice issues.  They can just come to the first meeting to join.

Come, join us!  You can talk to an AAUW faculty mentor today for more information:

  • Kat Walsh (Social Work)
  • Christine Filippone (Art)
  • Nicole Pfannenstiel (English)
  • Nitu Bagchi (Government)
  • Erin Moss (Math)
  • Karen Rice (Social Work)
  • Beth Powers (Education)
  • Jill Craven (English)

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a [wo]man changes his[/her] own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him[/her]. … We need not wait to see what others do.”