Welcome to the Easton, PA Branch of AAUW!

February

Ping Chong + Company

Beyond Sacred Voices: Voices of Muslim Identity
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8 P.M.


With stark simplicity and a narrative that feels remarkably relevant to the moment, Beyond Sacred stages the personal and complex stories of young Muslim New Yorkers at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Created by Ping Chong + Company, this interview-based theater production illuminates the daily experiences of individuals who reflect a wide range of Muslim identities, yet share the commonality of coming of age after 9/11 and of being the “other” in America. A poignant new work, and “a lesson in human understanding, drawn from real lives” (The New York Times).

See December-January newsletter for registration form.

January

The Easton Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering scholarships to young women from our area high schools planning to attend a four-year accredited college or university.  Applicants must be high school seniors in the top 20 percent of their class.

Scholarships are also being offered to women whose college education was interrupted and now wish to return to college to complete their degree.

All scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic merit.  Application forms are available online at http://easton-pa.aauw.net.  If you have any questions, you can also contact us via this web site by selecting “Contact us” -> Scholarships. 

Scholarships are funded by various fundraisers.   Information is also available at our web site on becoming a member, select “Contact Us” -> Membership.

Claire Degnan
Scholarship Co-chair

Nancy Berry
Scholarship Co-chair

No branch meeting or program in January.

We wish everyone a Happy 2018 and want you to stay warm during this first month of the new year.

December

MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY GET AWAY

Join the Diversity: Deeds and Dialogue study group on Saturday, December 30 for an afternoon of local history and friendship.

We will visit the exhibit Diverse Voices:  Three Perspectives of Early Bethlehem.  Says the society, “this is a unique and rarely discussed look at this groundbreaking colonial community through three sets of eyes: a woman’s, a Black man’s, and a Native American woman’s.  Through period diaries, records, and other primary materials, we investigate the lives of these three colonial residents of Bethlehem to discover what life was really like in Bethlehem, PA.”

We will meet at the Moravian Historical Society at 1:00 p.m. to see the exhibit and tour the museum. Afterwards, we will either walk or drive to a nearby diner for coffee and conversation.

Information:

Where:  Moravian Historical Society, 214 E. Center St, Nazareth 18064
When:  Saturday, December 30
Time:  1:00 p.m. 

Cost:  $5.00 per person
Other:  No pre-registration required. Just come.

If the weather is bad, please call either Randi Blauth: 610-974-9711 or Rosemary Baker: 610-258-1995 to see if we will still attend. We will NOT call you.  

A big thank you to Lois and Ken Wildrick for hosting our annual Holiday Party. Good food, good conversation and a lively poinsettia raffle made the time fly!

 

It’s Party Time!

 

November

Happy Thanksgiving

 

Fake News: The Media in a Post Truth World

10 AM to Noon
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Wesley Methodist Church
2540 Center Street Bethlehem, PA 18017 

Open to the Public 

For More Information: 610-865-2087

We’re living in a time where it becomes difficult to tell truth from fiction, a time when any news can be labeled “fake.” It becomes even more important than ever to check the source of any story, find out where it was published – was it a reputable newspaper, magazine or website? Every story should be triangulated – that is checked with three different sources.

Our panel consists of:

Deborah Musselman, Moderator
Former Director of Government Affairs for PA NewsMedia Association 

Paula Knudsen
State Government Reporter for The Caucus (a newspaper covering state legislators) 

Bill White
Columnist, The Morning Call; Journalism Professor, Lehigh University