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Equal Pay Day – April 12, 2016

Equal Pay Day EventSometimes we find ourselves wishing for more than 24 hours in a day or more than seven days in a week, but more time is not always better: It takes women about 15 months to earn what men earn in 12, thanks to the gender pay gap.

We “celebrate” this occasion every April on a day known as Equal Pay Day, which is the symbolic day when women’s earnings (78 cents to men’s dollar) finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to raise awareness and organize action around the gender pay gap in our communities.

See the latest information for our state here:  The Gender Pay Gap by State

For additional resources and more information visit: Equal Pay Day Activities

Equal Pay Day 2016 will fall on Tuesday, April 12, so mark your calendar! 

Stay tuned for more events and info!

Tech Savvy

The Jamestown branch is excited to be partnering with a number of organizations and companies including the Jamestown public school system to hold the second TechSavvy event in Jamestown on March 9, 2016.   All 7th and 8th grade girls in Jamestown will attend the event held at the University of Jamestown.  Area schools will be invited to send middle school girls to attend also.

Rock the Block Community Block Party

Join AAUW branch members as we “Rock the Block” at Jamestown College’s Community Block Party on Aug.31 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. along First Avenue in Jamestown. Members will be educating incoming students about Title IX, 37 words that changed everything for women and girls.

2014 AAUW State Annual Meeting

Women in Leadership
ND State AAUW Convention

The Fargo-Moorhead Branch invites you to join them in celebrating Women in Leadership!

A dinner will feature Senator Heidi Heitkamp.  The dinner is open to the public and limited to 125 seats. 

Friday, April 25, 2014
Plains Art Museum, 704 1 Ave. N., Fargo, ND
Cost: $25 (non-refundable)

6:00 pm – Social, Music & Cash Bar

6:30 pm – Dinner Served

Register On-Line by April 10 at:

The Annual meeting will follow on Saturday, April 26 at the Howard Johnson, 301 3rd Ave N, Fargo.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Meeting begins at 9:00 with Sally Goodson, AAUW National Board Member and AAUW State President of New Jersey presenting.  Lunch will be provided with annual election results and Sarah Klindworth.  The annual meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m.  Cost is $30. Pre-register on-line also.

Character & Leadership Fall Conference

The University of Jamestown has extended an invitation and free tickets for Branch members to attend The Character and Leadership Fall conference, October 10, 2013, 6:30 pm, Reiland Fine Arts Center.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Temple Grandin.

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is now the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), major television programs, such as the BBC special “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow”, ABC’s Primetime Live, The Today Show, Larry King Live, 48 Hours and 20/20, and has been written about in many national publications. In addition workshops will be presented by Kerry & Stacy Bender, Marcia Gums and Dale Shark.

Please contact Patsy Klose:  252-3983 or  by October 3 if you want a ticket.

Kids Against Hunger Meal Packaging

Jamestown AAUW is partnering with Jamestown Kiwansis “Kids Against Hunger” project by donating $150 to the project and volunteering with meal packaging.  Members can assist with meal packaging on March 2 at the Jamestown Buffalo Mall, Sears entrance, from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Feminist Friday

Join us on November 9 @ 5:30 p.m. @ IDK Bar and Grill to enjoy the company of other AAUW members and talk about issues that affect women today!