AAUW (The American Association of University Women) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Two Things To Do this Month:
First, upgrade your negotiating skills. Take AAUW’s FREE online Salary Negotiation Training.
Second, attend the AAUW Maryland Fall Meeting
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Grace United Methodist Church, North Charles Street and Northern Parkway
For thousands of years, people have struggled with staying respectful and courteous toward others. We are currently seeing a huge resurgence of interest in civility. Each generation comes to it anew. Triggers include road rage, the internet, Facebook, political polarization, texting and tweeting. And with more high-speed communication and mobile devices, it’s tempting to participate in conversations instantaneously, without always thinking how our comments might impact others.
The Fall Meeting will focus on the important and, sadly, all-too-urgent topic of civility. We will share insights on civility—what this concept entails and how we might go about restoring and maintaining more civil discourse and behavior in a respectful, functioning society. We will include such aspects as cyber-attacks and bullying.
Daniel L. Buccino, Director, Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative will be the featured speaker. He is the clinical manager for the Johns Hopkins Broadway Center for Addiction, the founder and director of the Baltimore Psychotherapy Institute, and an advisor and trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence.
Report on the September Branch Meeting
As we move into fall, the AAUW Baltimore, College Club, Inc.’s 125th anniversary year is underway. Our potluck supper on September 19 was a great success. We previewed plans for the coming year – branch programs, gourmet and book groups, bridge club, pecan sales and more.
New member, Anne Marcelle, discussed her experience at the National Conference for Collegiate Student Women Leaders (NCCWSL). Our branch funded a fellowship for the conference and AAUW Maryland was the platinum sponsor of the Women of Distinction Ceremony at the conference.
We also recognized Kitty Chen and Doris Levi, who are now Honorary Life Members after 50 or more years of membership. Denise Gray presented Kitty with a certificate from AAUW.