Welcome to the Easton, PA Branch of AAUW!

December

November

  AAUW Easton Branch Evening at the Williams Center
Tuesday, November 19, 8pm 

  “With pure, resonant voices and exquisite harmonization, Nobuntu has become the darling of the world’s festival stages. This radiant a cappella quintet is Zimbabwe’s first all-female professional vocal ensemble, a musical force that stakes their claim as practitioners of mbube, the distinct style of South African singing—historically performed by men—recognizable by its rhythmic unity, complex harmonies, and nuanced textures. In inventive performances of Zimbabwean folk, Afro jazz, gospel, and their own original songs, Nobuntu celebrates the vibrant identity of their culture and the belief that music transcends all boundaries.” 

Join AAUW branch members as we enjoy this music. Click here for  registration and ticket information.

October

Hear Their Voices

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, AAUW-Easton collaborated with AAUW- Bethlehem Branch and the League of Women Voters Northampton County to present a forum on the barriers women face after incarceration.  Dr. Bonnie Winfield, Director of the Journey Home Program for Women and Lori VanDoren, Director of Forensic Services, Pinebrook Family Services, discussed the services provided by their agencies. Stephanie Taveras, a returning citizen shared her life experiences.

We did hear their voices and came away with a list of action items that include , among other things, being a big sister to a returning citizen.

Hear Their Voices:   Women + Incarceration =Barriers

Did you know……

  • The number of women incarcerated has grown by more than 800% over the last three decades and outpaced men by more than 50%.
  • A staggering number of women incarcerated are not convicted.  Sixty percent of women in jails are awaiting trial.    
  • 80% of women in jails are mothers and most are primary caretakers. Many enter with a history of emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
  • Upon release they are often discriminated against and face restrictions in housing, employment, and education.  They face steep fees along with child care and transportation issues.

We have an opportunity to focus on women and incarceration and learn more about the many barriers that women face.  On October 26th we will hear from two local experts, Bonnie Winfield, Ph.D., director of the journey home program for women, and Lori VanDoren LSW, MSW Director of Forensic Services from Pinebrook Family Answers.  Along with two returning citizens, they will share the unique experiences that women face.  You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered.

Please come to this joint event sponsored by AAUW-Easton Branch, AAUW- Bethlehem, and League of Women Voters.  It would be great if you would bring winter hats, gloves, and scarves which will be given to the women from Journey Home and Pinebrook Family Answers.

September

What Powers Earth:  Science on a Sphere – Energy and Solar Power
Nuture Nature Center
518 Northampton Street, Easton PA

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6 p.m.

6 pm    Branch meeting and presentation by the staff of the Nurture Nature Center.
7:00     Public program:   Science on a Sphere – Energy and Solar Power

The Easton community is fortunate to have a nationally renowned center dedicated to learning about the environment.   It is highly regarded for its research and education on flooding and environmental issues. 

The Science on a Sphere was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.   It suspends from the ceiling and uses a four-projection system to create a breath-taking program.  Open to all.  Not to be missed!

Parking:   There is a parking lot behind the building on the street parallel to Northampton Street.  It says Nurture Nature staff only but you may park there.  You will then need to walk around to the front of the building. The meters in front of the building will be covered to allow for dropping friends off.  There is metered parking on the street requiring payment until 8pm.  Everyone:  Walk through the lobby. The elevators are to the left, the stairs are to the right.  The program is on the second floor.

August

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

#BlackWomensEqualPay Day is the symbolic day when black women’s earnings “catch up” to white men’s earnings from the previous year. Join the AAUW Twitter storm on August 22 from 2 – 3 pm ET when w’ell explain the gender pay gap, suggest solutions, and, with your help, advocate for change.

July

There are no branch meetings over the summer. Some interest groups continue to meet and our Let’s Read Math™ program continues.

For information on our interest groups, click here

Let’s Read Math™ is a program developed to “spread a joy for mathematics among children and the adults who care for them” according to the LRM website. Members will be holding Let’s Read Math™ workshops over the summer.

More information can be found at https://easton-pa.aauw.net/activities/letsreadmath/