Welcome to the Easton, PA Branch of AAUW!

March

The Lazarus House
A Program Of Hope To Start Again Following Release From Prison
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Palmer Library  7 pm
Speaker: Henry Moore
General Manager, The Lazarus House

The Lazarus House is one of a handful of programs across the country providing affordable housing for those released from prison. Without an address, people cannot get identification and are unlikely to be hired. Many have no place to go. The Lazarus House has proved successful in providing affordable housing, developing supportive relationships and reducing the number of individuals returning to prison.

We welcome community participation. The program is free and open to the public.

February

Scholarship Applications Are Now Available

Our scholarship applications, for seniors who plan to attend a two or four year accredited college or university are now at all the area high schools. Check with the Guidance Office at your school or visit the Scholarship page on this website for an application.

 

On February 8, the Diversity: Deeds and Dialogue interest group spent an entertaining afternoon making art and raising funds for The Journey Home, a non profit that helps women in prison.

 

The Beauty Ideal: The Ugly Side of Gender
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7 PM
Palmer Library
1 Weller Place, Easton
Speaker: Dr. Mary Armstrong

If beauty is only skin deep, why does the US cosmetics industry have an annual revenue of about 62 billion dollars a year? This talk examines the importance of beauty through the lens of “The Beauty Ideal.” This surprisingly complex construct helps us think through the many intertwined ways gender roles, economics and cultural expectations keep women (and some men) locked in an endless chase after something that may never be caught.

Mary A. Armstrong is Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and English at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where she also chairs the Women’s & Gender Studies Program. She is interested in how gender studies can empower people to create social change. Her research areas also include issues of gender and race in science/technology fields and promoting equality in higher education.

We welcome community participation. This program is free and open to the public. Invite your friends.

January

No branch meeting in January.

December

Holiday Tea
December 9, 2018
1 – 4 pm

Join Easton Branch members as they mix and mingle at our first Holiday Tea. Come alone or bring your spouse/partner for an afternoon of tea and treats and conversation.

Food and other beverages are provided.                                                   

Please RSVP by December 2nd to Nancy at butowns@gmail.com

Location: Home of Nancy Butow
                  1701 Chain Dam Road
                   Easton, PA 18045