Today is National Voter Registration Day!
Hundreds of organizations across the country are engaged in events and activities to get voters registered.
For lots of good information about ways we can help out with this, see the
Today is the Citizens’ March —
We’ll be kicking it off at 12 noon at Academy Green (238 Clinton Avenue) in Kingston.
This is so important. We need to keep the pressure on our NY-19 Congressman, John Faso, so that he votes against the current proposed budget. That’s right, we need to keep on, keeping on. This fight is far from over!
Not only will we not accept the cuts to health care, education, housing, and everything else we care about; we are demanding more. We are demanding a moral budget, one that works for all of us, not just for the super-rich. It is possible, but we need to fight!
I’m amazed by the community support – over 30 organizations have endorsed the march, and it’s going to be big! We’ll hear great music from Hudson Valley’s Tin Horn Uprising, inspiring words from local organizers who are deep in the fight, and some of our coalition partners at The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools as they kick off a National Campaign to demand fully-funded schools!
I’m looking forward to seeing you!
In Solidarity, Callie
Spread the word about the gender pay gap by joining AAUW’s Equal Pay Day Twitter storm from 2 to 3 PM ET on Tuesday, April 4! Join the conversation and fight for pay equity by using the hashtag #EqualPayDay.
Send me your Equal Pay Day thoughts, ideas, actions, etc. Thanks for all you do!…
Susan H., email@example.com
Additional 2017 Equal Pay Days
1 Billion Rising ♡ V-Day ♡ Women’s March on Family Court
Tuesday, February 14
Noon to 2 PM
Ulster County Family Court
16 Lucas Avenue, Kingston
“One Billion Rising Hudson Valley, NY” Facebook page:
General Facebook event:
Branch members had a lovely time at our annual holiday party at the Kingston Library on December 20. We shared some good conversation and good food. We listened to, and sang along with, the marvelous Mark Rust, who was back with us this year by popular demand. Thanks to all of the organizers, helpers, cooks, and bakers – you made the day a very merry success!
To see some great photos of the party, taken by our own branch historian Marge Roberts, go to:
(You don’t have to be “on Facebook” to see the photos!)
If you haven’t yet, while you’re there, please make sure you “Like” our AAUW Kingston Branch Facebook page!
Saturday. December 3
Bus trip to an NYC Museum! Choose one:
2. The Museum of Art and Design
featuring the special exhibit
Bags Upon Bags Upon Bags Upon Bags
Since the mid-2000s, Josh Blackwell has salvaged discarded plastic bags from city streets, kitchen cupboards, trunks of cars, and everywhere in between to use as “substrate and armature” for his unlikely combinations of colorful wool yarn, silk thread, and patterned cloth. Trained as a painter, Blackwell considers every embellishment applied and every embroidery stitch sewn into the surface of his plastic bags to be proxies for painterly mark-making. Additive and expressive, Blackwell’s interventions into and upon the form of the plastic bag-a globally ubiquitous symbol of capitalist waste-cohere into gorgeous, geometrically abstract compositions that intermix color, texture, and pattern.
— with a stop at Trader Joe’s on the return!
Cost: $59 ($56 for members of AAUW, SIP, and SSIP)
includes bus, driver tip, and one museum entrance
For the bus alone: $40 (Ask about our cancellation policy.)
The bus leaves the Kingston Plaza (behind the former Ames)
at 8:30 AM, picks up at New Paltz Thruway Park & Ride at 9 AM,
and returns at about 6 PM.
For reservations, call ViVi at 845-331-0155 or write firstname.lastname@example.org,
then make out a check to AAUW Kingston and send it to:
Susan Hirsch, 30 Stephan Road, Kingston, NY 12401
Open to all, the AAUW supports educational opportunities for women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. SSIP helps people to stay in their own homes and keep active in their own communities. Ask for more information with your reservation.
District IV Conference
Program: Beyond Barriers and Bias – Fulfilling the Potential of Women
Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
RSVP by 10/8
Zion Lutheran Church
153 Nott Terrace
9:00-9:30 am Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:30 Welcome – *Eleanor Aronstein, President of AAUW-Schenectady Branch
9:35-10:45 Martha Asselin, PhD, Vice President of Student Affairs, Schenectady County Community College will speak about gender barriers and bias
11:00-12:00 Maxine Getty , retired Senior Master Sargent, US Air Force and re-enactor portraying Mary A.R. Livermore, abolitionist, teacher, nurse, suffragette and writer.
12:00-1:00 Lunch – Networking & hear from SUNY Albany students who have taken part in the AAUW “Elect Her Training” and the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)
1:00-1:45 A Jewelry Workshop (optional): Create a bracelet for yourself – Donate a bracelet to a woman at our local women’s shelter
*Eleanor Aronstein, former Poughkeepsie AAUW member and “founder” of our interest group, Word Games!!
Cost: $25 AAUW members, $27 non-members, $15 students
(If non-members decide to become members at the conference, not only will that save money for the lunch, they will get 50% off the National dues.)
More info and registration form:
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Women’s Suffrage in New York State
Susan Lewis, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History, SUNY New Paltz
Gomez Mill House
11 Mill House Road