American Association of University Women
“Jocie: Southern Jewish American Princess, Civil Rights Activist”
May is Jewish Heritage Month. Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg, author/mediator, will share the adventures of how a typical Southern J.A.P., Jewish American Princess, got converted into an acknowledged, award-winning civil rights activist. After Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, she started calling her maid “Mrs.” – while her husband and children didn’t. This is a collection of stories that charts the journey of how this upper middle-class, fifth-generation Memphis Jewish woman found herself in that situation and the divorce that followed. She will also tell about her role in bringing the Panel of American Women to Memphis to help with racial and religious reconciliation. Wurzburg was inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame in 2013.
To read more about the book, click here.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave.
The public is invited.
1. 2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment Vote
The AAUW National Board of Directors has voted to put three proposals for bylaws amendments before the membership for a vote this spring. In the voter guide you’ll read about proposed bylaws amendments that the AAUW Board of Directors strongly supports. We believe that passing these measures will help keep AAUW vital as an organization and enable us to increase our impact in advancing equity for all women and girls
2. Bylaws Amendment Vote Message from AAUW Board Chair Julia Brown and CEO Kimberly Churches
The AAUW National Board of Directors has voted to put three proposals for bylaws amendments before the membership for a vote this spring. AAUW Board Chair, Julia Brown, J.D., and Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches discuss their support of these proposals.
3. State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace
Every year, at the start of their respective legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. They offer esteem for outstanding achievements among their citizens or groundbreaking triumphs within their legislature, each one assuring that their state is progressing in a positive direction. In addition to recounting the successes of the previous year, the addresses offer an opportunity for governors to speak on any legislative concerns and present a strategic plan to support statewide improvements in these policy areas.