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Saturday, April 23, 3 PM
Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale
Presented by the Human Rights Youth Interns of the Mid-Hudson Valley United Nations Association
$5 | PG-13 | 1 hr 41 min | Documentary
A special screening of the film Girl Rising (PG-13) by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins seeks to bring attention to gender inequity in education in the developing world and foster conversations among high school and college students especially. There will
be a discussion following the film.
Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.
AAUW & SSIP BUS TRIP
PLEASE NOTE THE ADDITION OF A NEW PALTZ STOP!
AAUW & SSIP Spring Bus Trip
Saturday, March 19
to the newly-reopened
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
in Hartford, CT
This splendid collection includes European and American paintings, decorative arts, costumes, sculptures.
Check out their website at TheWadsworth.org
Cost: $56 ($52 for members of AAUW, SIP and SSIP)
includes bus, driver tip, and Museum Entrance
(Ask about our cancellation policy.)
The bus leaves the Kingston Plaza (behind the former Ames)
at 8 AM, PICKS UP AT NEW PALTZ AT 8:30 AM
and returns at about 5 PM
For reservations, contact ViVi at 845-331-0155 or Vvhlavsa@aol.com
Then secure your place with a check to AAUW-Kingston Branch
sent to: ViVi Hlavsa, 191 Lapla Road, Kingston, NY 12401
Open to all, the AAUW supports educational opportunities for women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. SIP and SSIP help people to stay in their own homes and keep active in their own communities.
Ask for more information with your reservation.
|Reminding People to Vote|
Note from Susan H.
Remember that New York State has closed primaries. You must be registered in a party to vote in that party’s primary. If you are a new voter or if you have recently moved here, you must register by Friday, March 25.
Not sure if you are registered, or what you’re registered as? Check your current registration status here.
Register for the AAUW Supreme Court Conference Call
Join AAUW on March 3, 2016, at 7 p.m. ET , for a conference call to learn more about the process on judicial nominations. Members will learn more about what they can do to urge the President and senators to uphold their constitutional responsibility to fairly and expeditiously select and consider a nominee.
Date: March 3, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. ET
If you cannot attend the call, make sure to take action by sending a message to President Barack Obama and the Senate urging them to select and consider a nominee!
1111 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Here’s some info from Margaret Nijhuis and Sabashnee Govender of AAUW Poughkeepsie.
Please let Sabashnee know if you would like to join the bus trip to attend the parallel events of CSW 60. If you would like to learn more about CSW, here is a link: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/brief-history#sthash.XgrmQ5A7
Information for the bus trip
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Destination: United Nations Visitors Center (bus will drop us off outside the UN), NYC
Departure Place: Poughkeepsie Plaza, 2600 South Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie
Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Return Time: 7:30 PM (approximate)
Cost: Members $24
By 2/26, send your check, payable to Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW, Inc., to:
Sabashnee Govender, 8 Maplebrook Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561
Email address: Sabashnee@aol.com
I am looking forward to seeing you on the bus and promoting the AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
International Initiatives Chair
Also note that Geeta Desai from the Poughkeepsie branch is doing a workshop on March 21 – some members will go by train on that day.
If you have not yet registered, please note that the registration deadline is
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Happy New Year!
And Happy 131st Birthday to Alice Paul! If you’ve never seen Iron Jawed Angels, I highly recommend it. It is a branch favorite. We’ve had several showings of this inspiring film about Alice Paul and her colleagues. I have the DVD, so I can set up another viewing – let me know if you’re interested.
Also, another film of interest this week at the Rosendale Theatre:
Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13
2015 | R | 2 hr 7 min | Drama
After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the ongoing violence in Chicago’s South Side, creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex, and violence in America and around the world.
A modern-day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Director: Spike Lee. Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes
Today, Tuesday, November 3, 2015, is Election Day!
Please get out and vote.
Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to vote too.
Polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM.
Call me if you need a ride to the polls.
Susan H, 845-389-3961, email@example.com
Board of Elections websites
– Dutchess County:
– Greene County:
– Ulster County: