AAUW Daytona Beach
May 2020
September General Meeting

Thursday, September 17
4:30 pm


Kimble Medley, AAUW FL Vote Centennial Chair
Our survey results suggest that members prefer to meet in the late afternoon on weekdays while we are meeting virtually. Let's try something new.

Pour a glass of lemonade or a glass of wine and join us to learn more about the suffragists, especially those in Florida. What lessons can we learn from their fight?

RSVP and for questions: paross@aol.com

Join us on Zoom:

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October Joint Meeting with The League of Women Voters
In October we will join the League of Women Votes. More info coming soon!

The League of Women Voters Volusia County will also be holding a Zoom Hot Topic on the Amendments to the Constitution on October 11 at 5:30 pm.  Link available soon.

AAUW Daytona
Book Group
September 14, 2020
1in 0:30 am

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World 
  Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu discuss the challenges of living a joyful life. Both of the authors faced oppression and exile and yet have been able to maintain their compassion and forgiveness despite this. They share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.
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 All members are invited to participate!

October 12—“Sing Unburied Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward.  Is many things: a road novel, a slender epic of three generations and the ghosts that haunt them, and a portrait of what ordinary folk in dire circumstances cleave to as well as what they are trying to out run. It’s set in the fictional town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi. 
Join Us for Great Decisions Discussions
Daytona AAUW would like to welcome all members to join our GREAT DECISIONS group discussions on the 4th Monday at 3:30pm each month. GREAT DECISIONS is a discussion program on world affairs. This program involves reading the GREAT DECISIONS Briefing book then meeting to discuss the most critical global issues facing the world today. The following are the topics that have been discussed and/or completed for the 2020 year:
Climate Change and the Global order
India and Pakistan
Red Sea Security
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
U.S. Relations and the Northern Triangle
China's Road into Latin America
The Philippines and the U.S.
Artificial Intelligence and Data
The discussion book costs $32 and always has 8 world affairs topics.
Come join us for some terrific discussions and we always learn new knowledge to increase our understanding of World Affairs.

Please RSVP to Lucy Jackman, bbjackrobertjackmanbljack@outlook.com or 386-672-8335.  
Hope to see you soon
PS We are presently ZOOMING our discussions until it is safer to meet in person. When we do meet in person, our discussions are held at the Island Crowne condo social room.

Look forward to ZOOMING with you all.

Great Decisions
September 28
3:30 pm
As the Trump administration continues to withdraw from the world stage, China is looking to fill the void. How does Latin America fit into China’s “One Belt, One Road” plan? How will the relationship with China affect the region? Should the U.S. be concerned about China’s growing “sphere of influence”?
Zoom Link (Great Decisions):
Time: Sep 28, 2020 03:30 PM
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Renew Your Membership!
AAUW Daytona is trying new things! As we adjust to the realities of COVID-19, we will be meeting virtually for the next few months. But we will be meeting and planning for the future.

If you have not already done so, please mail your membership checkoff $82 to AAUW Daytona, PO Box 2652, Daytona Beach, FL 32115-2652



Dr. Mary Gatta, Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York and a part-time Florida resident, has released her latest report commissioned by AAUW of Florida. The title is Working Black Women in Florida and Economic Insecurity: A Story of Gender and Racial Inequality.

Dr. Gatta was to have introduced this report to us at the state convention, but in lieu of that, she has recorded a brief interview that is available on the AAUW Florida Facebook page. In observation of Black Women's Equal Pay Day, she will record a longer presentation to be sent out on August 15. This could provide a good topic for a branch meeting in the new year.

The Flagler, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Sarasota, and Tampa Branches supported this research through AAUW-Florida state grants, and the Weston branch supported it through member contributions.

Here is the websites where you can find executive summaries and the complete report:

AAUW Florida

For more info about AAUW Daytona, contact
Patricia Ross, 
(386) 252 1659 
AAUW Daytona
AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.