Women’s Equality Week KC – Aug. 19-26, 2018

WEW AAUW-KC Co-Sponsored Events:

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6 pm Reception, 6:30 pm Program

What is Woman’s Work Worth?

The History of the Equal Pay Act of 1963

US National Archives-Records, 400 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

AAUW KC and the national archives hosts a presentation on Pay Equity with a diverse group of panelists who will relate their personal experiences in the fight for equal pay.

The program will include a re-enactment of an oral history interview between historian Shirley Blum Tanzer and Oregon Representative Edith Green in 1977.  Green represented Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955-1974 and was an advocate for the Equal Pay act of 1963 and Title IX.

Learn what has happened since 1963 and “The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap.”  Find out how AAUW plans to train 22 million women by 2022 through their salary negotiation programs “Start Smart” and “Work Smart.”

Reservations are requested for this free program, RSVP to 816-268-8010 or kansascity.educate@nara.gov.


Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6–8 pm

Barriers and Bias to Women in Leadership

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110

PANEL: A diverse panel of women will provide personal insight into overcoming challenges they have faced in the labor force and reaction to the AAUW Research study: “Barriers and Bias the Status of Women in Leadership”

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau, AAUW-KC and Women’s Foundation

Thorpe Menn Literary Award – Oct. 6 – Reserve you seat today!


Join us on Saturday, Oct. 6  at the KC Public Library-Central Branch, for a Special Luncheon to Celebrate these 2018 Nominees and Award our 40th Local Author!

Mountain Lines: A Journey through the French Alps
Jonathan Arlan
Dark Side of the Museum
Randy Attwood
We Seek Asylum
Gustavo Adolfo Aybar
Well of the Three Sisters: A Presumption of Death
Ron Benedict
Changing the Tune: The Kansas City Women’s Jazz Festival, 1978-1985
Carolyn Glenn Brewer
Fireflies in the Gathering Dark
Maril Crabtree
Our Fathers: Making Black Men
Lewis W. Diuguid
Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
Carey Gillam
The Servitude of Love
Diane Glancy
Diane Glancy
Murder Wears Mittens
Sally Goldenbaum
Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real
Brian Gordon
A Storied Life: Tales of Toil & Grace
Ozella Hampton
The Great Puppy Invasion
Alastair Heim
Navigating a Life: Henry Bloch in World War II
John Herron and Mary Ann Wynkoop
Fairy Floss: The Sweet Story of Cotton Candy
Ann Ingalls
Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie: A Kansas City Adventure
Aja James, Audrey Masoner and Mayor Sly James
Soaring With Vultures
Dan Kelly
Noelle: A Novel
Greg Kincaid
My Lame Life: Queen of the Misfits
Jen Mann
Working with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Cantankerous Clients, Micromanaging Minions, and Other Supercilious Scourges
Jen Mann
Working with Really Stupid People: The Congregants
Cindy McDermott
One Hundred Years’ Journey: The Greenway Fields Neighborhood
Elizabeth Noble, Ph.D. and LaDene Morton
Feet of the Messenger
H.C. Palmer
Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend
Steve Paul
Last Call: The History of Kansas City’s CODA Jazz Fund
Steve Penn
As It Is, When It Was
Brandon Pomeroy
The Lost Tribes: Safe Harbor
Christine Taylor-Butler
Waking on the Moon
Alarie Tennille
To The Land of Opportunity: A Grandfather’s Journey
George Varghese, M.D.
Hidden History of Kansas
Adrian Zink

2018–2019 Slate of Officers

AAUW KC Nominating Committee members Carol Cowles, Sara Pedram, Hortense Burr, Nicky Stanke and Teri Wichman announce the following officers (2018–2019) elected at the Annual Meeting on May 15, 2018:

President(s) Elect – Wanda Perkins

Co-Presidents – Stefanie Hatfield and Ellen Johnson

Immediate Past President – Linda Berube

Co-Program Vice Presidents – Patty Cahill and Joanie Shores

Membership Vice President – Teri Wichman

Secretary – Corinne Mahaffey

Finance Officer – Jane Vincent

2017 Wagy Awards Recap:

The Wagy Awards & Holiday Luncheon took place on  December 2 at the Grand Street Café.  This year’s event marked our 20th presentation of the Wagy Awards, which gives funding to local community organizations for their work in advancing education and equity for women and girls. A total of 85 awards have been presented and $225,575 in Wagy funds have been provided over the past two decades, including this year’s five recipients and awards totaling $10,000.

The 2017 Wagy award recipients and programs:

• Episcopal Community Services – Nourish: Turning the Tables Empowering Women through Culinary Training

• Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri – STEM Girls Outreach Program

• The Family Conservancy – Directors Leadership Academy

• Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – The Appointment Project: Equitable Representation of Women on Civic Boards and Commissions

• Fractured Atlas – Rightfully Sewn Seamstress Program