As part of the American Association of University Women, the Edmonds SnoKing Branch is committed to the AAUW mission—advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. We value Integrity, Inclusion, and Intersectionality and a diverse membership.
Our fundraiser for Branch programs, projects and partnerships was held on December 7. Watch this website and our Facebook page for photos and details of the event.
Many thanks to Beth Wood and her team: Debby Smith, Eva Mehaffey, Linda Fargo, Linda Canney, Sunny Strong, Phyllis Keiley-Tyler. Jan Holsbo, and Sandy Heathershaw.
Entertainment was provide by Mike Strong (guitar), Jim Douma (guitar and banjo), Grant Perry (bass), and Elaine Ford (vocals). Auction donors are listed in the program. Our Giving Tree was created by Dori Glass, Six Degrees Team.
Handouts on Policy Café Topics
Our monthly meeting on October 12 included a Policy Cafe: Policy through the Lens of Diversity and Equity. An article in the October newsletter set the stage with a Policy Cafe Primer that provided definition of diversity, equity, and policy lens. Each topic was chosen because new Bills on Topics are passed last year or anticipated this year. Topics at the cafe discussed were:
- Student Debt: Policy Cafe Summary on Student Loan Debt
- The Leadership Gap
- The School to Prison Pipeline
- Gender Self-Identity and LGBTQI Rights
- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
- Title IX Needs your Support