Volume 2, Issue 10, May 2021
We advance equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Saturday, May 8, is the installation of our new officers --
Diana Charbonneau, Mary Venezia, and Jane Russ.

We will also have a special treat -- a tour of the University of Arizona's World of Words (WOW). This is one of the largest collections of children's books in the world and we have a renowned expert who will be our tour guide -- Dr. Kathy Short, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, and Director of WOW.

The motto of WOW is to Open a book...Open a Mind...Change the world.

More information is below.

Register HERE and Zoom information will be sent to you on May 7 in the afternoon.

Please join us!
Sincerely, Linda Alepin
President, AAUW Tucson
Dr. Kathy Short Will Give Us a Tour

About WOW from their website:

Our library recognizes that our lives have gone global. Communities in all parts of the world, from rural towns to large urban cities, are increasingly diverse due to global mobility. Rapid economic, social and technological changes connect people around the globe. No matter where we live, our daily lives interconnect through globalization in its differing forms.

Knowledge of the world and an understanding of global perspectives have thus become a necessity, not a luxury. Children no longer have a decision about whether or not they will lead global lives–but they do need to decide how they will live in a global society.

One important resource for building bridges across cultures is global children’s literature. Literature provides an opportunity for children to go beyond a tourist perspective of gaining surface-level information about another culture.

Literature expands children’s life spaces and takes them outside the boundaries of their lives to other places, times, and ways of living to participate in alternative ways of being in the world.

Register HERE

Remember to Vote

This year's national AAUW election is critically important. There is an important change to open membership in our organization to non-degreed people. This has been seen as vital to living from our mission -- equity for women and girls -- all of them!

Members should have received an email from national with special instructions about voting.

Member IDs and PINs are unique to each member. Members can always email connect@aauw.org to get their Member ID and PIN for voting. 
Next Up for Public Policy Zoom Talks

January Contreras, JD - Founding Board Member
Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS)

Thursday, May 6th, 2021, 10:00 AM

RSVP HERE by May 4th at 5:00 pm
The session is FREE.

A champion for women and children, January Contreras is the founder and CEO of ALWAYS. She has dedicated her career to serving others. January is a former Deputy County Attorney, Assistant Attorney General and Advisor to Governor Janet Napolitano. 

In 2009, she joined the Obama Administration where she was a designee to the White House Council on Women and Girls and led the creation of the Council on Combating Violence Against Women to strengthen protections for immigrant victims of crime especially battered immigrant women.

She returned home inspired to represent people left behind in the justice system and launched ALWAYS to provide life-saving and life-changing legal services to vulnerable kids and young adults. 

January has been recognized for her positive impact on the lives of others with honors including the YWCA Tribute to Leadership Award, Mujer Luminaria Award, Arizona List Leadership Award, the Arizona American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Public Service Award, and the State Bar of Arizona Legal Aid Attorney of the Year.

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