Branch #4023: Darien - Downers Grove - Lisle - Westmont - Woodridge
Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Volume 1, Issue No. 6 / January 2020
"THE DINNER PARTY" by Judy Chicago
Monday, January 6, 2020
6:30 PM SOCIAL plus JEWELRY/BOOK RAFFLE for Ways & Means
7:00 PM DVD and Discussion
Presented by Kristen Beirne
No need to go to Brooklyn, New York.
Come see the DVD of Judy Chicago's ART INSTALLATION -
The Dinner Party right here in Downers Grove!

Judy Chicago, an artist from Chicago, became obsessed with the question
"Where are the Women from Judeo/Christian history?" She delved and researched until she had 1,000 women's names from prehistoric, medieval and modern era to use in creating "The Dinner Party".

Click the RSVP below if you plan to attend. If you have have already RSVP'd, you do NOT need to do so again.
"The Dinner Party" by Judy Chicago
Downers Grove Public Library

01/06/20 6:30pm - 01/06/20 8:30pm

Come watch the DVD of Judy Chicago's ART INSTALLATION - The Dinner Party.
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Our next restaurant fundraiser will be back at
City Barbeque , 1034 W. Ogden Ave, Downers Grove on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
They are open from 10:30 am - 10 pm , so you can have lunch and dinner. 
As before, when you order you must present either a paper copy of the flyer ( print it here! ) or you can present the barcode from the image on your mobile device. 

Please feel free to pass out or email flyers to neighbors, friends and family. The paper flyer can be cut into 4 smaller flyers. There are NextDoor and Facebook events to promote as well.

 City Barbeque will donate 25% of the food, beverage and bottled sauce sales of our group back to our organization. Gift cards, t-shirts and tax are not included in the percentage calculation.
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Happy New Year! It’s time to make good on your New Years’ resolution to remove some clutter from your home!

Our first collection of 2020 is on Saturday, January 11, from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm at Eagle Storage , 555 Rogers Street.

Visit our website for complete donation details.
The mother/daughter talent of Kate Skegg and her daughter Rose captured photos of our members only Winter Holiday Tea! See more of the fun on our Facebook page.
(Photo on the left includes Christine Myles and her daughter Jennifer Kowalski. Pictured on the right are two of our most recent scholarship winners Julia Venetis and Alexandra Wirtas)
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Kim Venzon, VP Communications
End the Predator Pipeline
An investigation conducted by USA Today found that college athletes punished for sexual assault typically transfer to other schools and continue their participation in NCAA athletics.  Mark Emmert, the president of the NCAA, said it was the colleges and universities who make these decisions. The leaders of those institutions who responded to inquiries deflected them by pointing their fingers at the NCAA. In its investigation the USA Network found that 33 athletes since 2014 have transferred to other schools after being administratively or criminally disciplined for sexual offenses at another college. Most Division I public universities refused to release information on disciplinary proceedings, so the actual number of these disciplined athletes is likely much higher. The NCAA has no specific penalties for athletes who commit sexual assault. These athletes can transfer to another school even after being suspended, expelled, or convicted – and continue to compete in athletics at the new school.

The NCAA Board of Governors has ignored calls by eight US senators to fix the problem.  Only six of the NCAA’s 33 division conferences have policies and procedures barring athletes previously disciplined for sexual assault from competing at their schools.
In 2017 a University of Oregon football player was charged with rape in two separate incidents within the first two weeks of his freshman year and expelled. The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) under Secretary Betsy DeVos helped make it possible for the athlete’s transcript to be changed to remove any reference to the assaults. The OCR got involved claiming reverse discrimination in its interpretation of Title IX. The University of Oregon student government pays for legal services for all students, but its program for assault survivors is funded by a federal grant. The OCR claimed that unequal resources for the accused can constitute sex discrimination. This interpretation of Title IX is troubling. The student athlete signed on to play football at another school before the sexual misconduct notation was removed from his transcript. He has one more year of NCAA football eligibility after he graduates. Then he can use the graduate-transfer exception to play for yet another school – or go on to the NFL.
2019-2020 BRANCH BOARD
APPOINTED OFFICERS * AAUW FUNDS: Education Coleen Walter & NCCWSL Harriett Lindstrom * PUBLIC POLICY Emily Owens * COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE Jennifer Weggeman
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