Join us Tuesday, January 19th beginning at 7:00 p.m. for a webinar discussing “The Welfare of Children and Families” with Sly James
Sylvester “Sly” James was sworn in as the 56th Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri in 2011, and was reelected for a second term in 2015. As mayor, James created the “4-# Agenda,” which focused on Education, Employment, Efficiency, and Enforcement. He worked extensively to raise Kansas City’s statewide and national profile, and at the state level was an advocate for common-sense gun control laws, a minimum-wage increase, and the addition of more high-quality seats in classrooms.
Please register in advance for this webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6ScDODH2TY2zaR0Jzx9vSQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This year marks the 23rd year of the Wagy Awards, underwritten by a generous bequest from Irene Wagy, a longtime member of the KC Branch of AAUW, and donations from Branch members.
Join us for this virtual event to honor and award local community organizations for their work in advancing education and equity for women and girls.
Dial In Access: 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 998 7118 2485
The 2020 Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award event was held online on October 4th. This year’s award was presented to Andrea Warren for Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II. First and second runner-ups, respectively, Shawn Pavey for his book of poetry Survival Tips for the Pending Apocalypse and Gary DeRigne for Angie’s War. Congratulations to these winning authors and all of the local authors who were nominated in 2020.
Special thanks to our keynote speaker Robert F. Sommer, author and 2019 Thorpe Menn award winner, storyteller Anita K. Parran, president of KK Charles Communications and Thorpe Menn reading and event committee members.
If you would like to nominate an author for the 2021 award, please go to the “Events” tab for guidelines and instructions. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2021.
President – Joanie Shores
President Elect – Luna Mukherjee
Membership Chairs – Hortense Burr, Pat Taylor
Secretary – Corinne Mahaffey
Finance Officer – Linda Berube
Communications Chair – Stefanie Hatfield
Funds Chair – Ellen Johnson
Public Policy Chairs – Patty Cahill, Lee Rathbone-McCuane
College/University Chair, Re-Entry and Women’s Center Liaison – Stephanie Holthaus
Thorpe Menn Chairs – Corinne Mahaffey, Carrie Maidment, Jane McClain, Anita Parran
Wagy Fund Chair – Ellen Johnson
The AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop, hosted by the UMKC Women’s Center, will be offered as a Zoom “virtual” event on Thursday, May 7, 5–6:30 p.m.
It is free; however, registration is required here. For more information, contact Arzie Umali at firstname.lastname@example.org.